Somatic Yoga works directly with the nervous system to release chronic muscular tension, relieve chronic pain, and improve posture and mobility. The exercises are slow and gentle allowing the brain to reconnect with the muscle movements.
Somatics can help prevent, alleviate and recover from many injuries and common conditions such as chronic muscle and joint pain, disc problems, sciatica, scoliosis, rounded posture, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint disorder, and more.
Somatic movements are not the same thing as stretching. You will be gently contracting and then very slowly releasing your muscles. Somatics should be relaxing and comfortable, and nothing should be forced. The movements are very slow and gentle. Not to mention fun!