Karen has put together some short videos showing some of the key Somatic movements we do.

Remember to start and end with a soma scan (more below) and to do the movements slowly and mindfully.  You should contract the muscle first, then release and relax further, pausing before you begin again. Release the muscle 2/3 times more slowly than you contract it.

Soma scan (to start and end)

1. Lie on your back with both legs out straight.
2. Take 5 deep breaths and notice how your body feels, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Notice especially your neck, top of shoulders, shoulder blades, arms, back, hips, back of knees, ankles, and feet etc. Register how each side of your body feels to the other. Question if one hip, shoulder etc is higher/flatter than the other. Be aware of where your body is in space before you start so you can register any changes at the end.


Arch and Flatten

Palm Slides