James Knight introduces the key principles of Gentle Somatic Yoga, a style of yoga that has been designed to create an integrated experience of body and mind. There is high value in this 5-part online introductory course, for both those who are new to Gentle Somatic Yoga, as well as the seasoned practitioner. We strongly encourage everyone to experience this new presentation and discover for them self why this corrective and therapeutic movement practice has gained worldwide attention!
I N T E R O C E P T I O N — is contemporarily defined as the sense of the internal state of the body, i.e. internal felt perception. It encompasses the brain's process of integrating signals relayed from the body into specific subregions, allowing for a nuanced representation of the physiological state of the body. This is important for maintaining homeostasis within the body and supporting self-awareness and self-correction. (from the wiki)
In traditional Hatha yoga, asanas (postures) are often practiced with the intent to reach a “full expression” of any given pose. This approach, however, often interferes with developing a more intuitive relationship with our body, bypassing important internal messages for self-correction that would lead to more nourishing and generative choices for everyday lifestyle.
Gentle Somatic Yoga was designed to address this issue, and to create an approach to practice that fosters greater interoception and embodiment. A synthesis of traditional yoga postures, Hanna Somatic Education, breathing techniques, and healing visualizations, Gentle Somatic Yoga provides a deep and profound experience of one’s own anatomy.
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