SOMATIC MOVEMENT was developed to make inner alignment, a meditative mind, health and bodily freedom easily accessible to everyone. SOMATIC MOVEMENT encourages people to listen to the messages from within the body and to discover their idiosyncratic movement vocabulary. SOMATIC MOVEMENT emphasises on the mindful and compassionate perception of bodily processes and movements. The somatic dialogue, the sensing as question and movement expression as answer enhances self-organisation and development of a person. By the means of SOMATIC MOVEMENT we encounter the wisdom of the lively experience, which results from an "attention to" instead of "control" or "mastering" of processes of life. SOMATIC MOVEMENT is a discovery by nature.
The practice of Somatic Movement:
Feel mindfully the qualities of your body
Feel your weight
Feel your breath
Listen to yourself mindfully and from within
Find your own wisdom and develop your own health.
Learn the form
Forget the form
Listen to the answer of your body
Find your personal movement
The quality of your sensation is more important than the form of your body’s position.
Benefits: SOMATIC MOVEMENT
Harmonises body and mind
Improves alignment and micro-coordination of the body
Releases tensions and pain
Leads to ease and beauty in movement
Improves alignment and coordination
Changes movement and the whole life
Opens emotional channels for the creative process
leads to cognitive insights
It is about the Quality: A somatic movement must a be performed slowly and consciously, with our complete internal focus and attention. Mindful and compassionate attention is the key to the learning process. Somatic movement is exploratory in nature. Even when we practice a somatic movement with the intention of improving our posture or movement in aspecific way, we still need to be focused on the internal experience of the movement rather than on the end result. Focusing on the experience and process rather than the end result can be a difficult concept for many people to grasp. Practicing somatic movements is quite different than doing situps or pushups; it’s not about the quantity, it’s about the quality. Any movement can be a somatic movement if it is performed slowly, consciously, and with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement.