LEARNING TO HEAR WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT YOU REALLY FEEL...
When we try to solve every problem by overthinking it or ruminating on it we can lose touch with our body, our intuition, our felt experience of being alive in your body.
At every moment in time your subconscious mind speaks to you through your body, in a language that is as refined, systematic, and complete as your verbal language. This "somatic" language that your body communicates in forms the basis of the non-cognitive wisdom known as sixth sense, intuition, or "somatic intelligence." Becoming fluent in somatic language can help you to think less, yet know more. It is like having your own personal consultant, who you can ask for additional insight. Understanding the subtle yet systematic communication of the body can help you achieve breakthroughs in your personal health and well-being, as well as adding significant value to your existing skills and abilities.
This four week course offers you a warm and supportive space to deepen your understanding of somatic practices and resources for regulating your nervous system and supporting you in cultivating feelings of safety within your own self and coming into a more kind and nourishing relationship with your body..
Interweaving Lucinda’s knowledge in somatic psychotherapy, poly vagal theory and Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry approach and a rich combination of kundalini yoga, meditation and mantra, you are invited to slow down and attune to the language deep inside your body - coming to know your bodily sensations, listening to your patterns of holding and tension and the ways in which your body may be stuck in survival responses as a result of stress.
Kundalini Yoga has been shown to significantly increase your Vagal tone leading to reduced inflammation in the body, improved immunity, a better mood and memory, and an increasing self confidence in your own bodies wisdom to heal.
The vagus nerve acts as your body’s superhighway, carrying vital information between the brain, body and all your organs, and controlling how your body responds in times of relaxation and rest. Repeated Breathwork sessions can help to tone the vagus nerve, which can notably reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and may also enhance immune, brain and gut function!
If vagal tone is good we tend to be more resilient to stress , recover better from illnesses and are generally more positive.
If it is poor we find ourselves in a continual fight or flight situation and are more prone to stress , physical issues with heart and digestive system, anxiety and depression .
Each week we will explore:
Somatic release practices, grounding and resourcing and felt sense
Kriya - Physical postures and movement
Breathwork or pranayama
Sacred sound and rhythm, mantra (including planetary gong and sound baths)
Meditation and mudras (hand gestures)
Explore practices for inviting your body into a place of rest and relaxation
Deepen your awareness of what brings joy and nourishment to your body
Learning to inhabit the felt sense of your body is also a doorway into presence, a way for you to access your own aliveness and creativity. This supports you in regulating your nervous system, cultivating feelings of safety within and coming into a more compassionate relationship with your own self.
You don’t have to be flexible or strong. You don’t need any experience. All you need is to come as you are and open yourself up to to your own bodies innate ability to heal.
All welcome and please give me a call if you have any questions.