Somatic Movement provides opportunities to increase awareness of postural alignment and fundamental patterned actions like walking, turning, standing, bending, sitting, reaching and lying down. A Somatics practitioner offers lessons designed to re-educate the neuromuscular system, teaching the body new possibilities and options for moving with an integrated mind and body. It is often considered to be an Alternative Medicine.
Forms of Somatic bodywork include...
- Body-Mind Centering
- Feldenkrais Method
- Pranayama breath work and respiration techniques
- Respiratory Therapy
- Trager Approach
Other methods involve voice, movement or dance such as 5Rhythms by Gabrielle Roth. Somatic bodywork is often combined with methods for personal development and body-psychotherapy.
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Local practitioners of Somatic Movement Therapy are: