It’s not a big deal, unit it happens to us, right?
What we might think of as an uninteresting movement where we throw out our back from reaching for something.
Or when we throw out our hip like Devi who experienced agonizing pain from a Bollywood dance class.
Afterwards, she couldn’t walk because of the hip pain and her doctor told her, “Well if you’re like me, you’ll walk through the pain. Assuming the pain would still be there”.
So she got her crutches and decided there might be a better way out of this.
See, I had planned to teach a different somatics exercises class and had to scrap my plans since Devi was in obvious need as I saw her walk from the car to the building with crutches.
While she couldn’t lie on the floor (which is how we normally go about it), she was able to sit on the floor and that too wasn’t easy for her.
Then I found out what she could do and created a set of easy, gentle somatics exercises which are movements which would help release stored trauma in the body.
It was simply modifying a few things and coming up with a couple of patterns where she could initiate the smallest of movements.
As she listened to the guided instructions and followed along, she was able to free herself from her hip pain.
While a number of doctors aren’t aware of this brain processing possibility (some are, of course). Our brains have the ability to reset our nervous system so our body can feel more comfortable.
People who practice conscious Somatics Movements already know how to target the brain or are continuing to refine their ability in a precise way to restore trauma stored in the body so it can let go.
A week later. Devi went dancing again.
When you redevelop your sensory motor system in a unique way which is how somatics exercises are done.
You learn to use the least effort to gain more flexibility.
This shift, of your body experienced form within, is what a practice in Somatics Exercises can lead you towards.
Want to feel, know and experience the moves Devi learned?
These are same of the same types of conscious movements that have helped people who are in bed finding it difficult to move, only to discover that the struggle and holding tension levels and pain ease off.