New Study Shows Pandiculation Relieves Lower Back and Neck Pain

By |January 6th, 2023|Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises|

New Study Shows Pandiculation Relieves Lower Back and Neck Pain Chronic back pain and neck pain are disabling conditions experienced by many people at some point during their lifetimes. A new study published in September 2022 demonstrates the efficacy of using pandiculation to relieve chronic back and neck pain by releasing chronic muscle tension. Jump [...]

How to Approach Exercise When You’re in Pain

By |June 16th, 2022|athletic training, Clinical Somatics exercises, pain & pain relief|

How to Approach Exercise When You're in Pain There are endless benefits to physical exercise, and you should keep up with regular physical activity while you're learning Clinical Somatics exercises—unless your workouts are making your pain worse or preventing you from making progress. In this post, I'll discuss: The benefits of working out while learning [...]

How to Allow Change to Happen Instead of Forcing It

By |September 22nd, 2020|Clinical Somatics exercises, self-healing, your personal practice|

How to Allow Change to Happen Instead of Forcing It Have you had the experience of trying really hard to make something happen, over and over, and it just won't happen? Then you finally stop trying to force it – and that's when it happens? People often use the example of romantic relationships: stop [...]

5 Ways Clinical Somatics Will Change the World

By |October 4th, 2019|aging, Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, pain & pain relief|

5 Ways Clinical Somatics Will Change the World If you've gotten out of pain with Clinical Somatics, you know how life-changing the exercises are. To not endure pain on a daily basis frees you from stress and suffering—like loss of sleep, mood disorders, and physical degeneration related to the pain. You can also be [...]

Breathing in Clinical Somatics exercises

By |June 30th, 2019|anxiety, breathing, Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, learn the basics, stress & stress relief|

Breathing in Clinical Somatics exercises Many students ask me how to breathe correctly when practicing Clinical Somatics exercises. Your breathing pattern is more important in some exercises than others, depending on whether or not the exercise includes extension or flexion of the spine. In this post I'll describe why diaphragmatic breathing is important, the [...]

Unlocking Your Body: Your Personal Process of Releasing Tension and Pain

By |June 24th, 2019|aging, Clinical Somatics exercises, learn the basics, muscle memory, muscle tension, pain & pain relief, pandiculation, your personal practice|

Unlocking Your Body: Your Personal Process of Releasing Tension and Pain Many people ask me how long it will take them to release their chronic tightness or get out of pain. I wish I could answer this question, but the truth is that everyone's patterns of muscular tension and pain are so unique that [...]

How to get the most out of Clinical Somatics exercises

By |January 5th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, learn the basics|

How to Get the Most out of Clinical Somatics Exercises What are Clinical Somatics exercises? Clinical Somatics exercises work directly with the nervous system to release chronic muscular tension, relieve chronic pain, and improve posture and movement. The exercises are extremely slow and gentle, and are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. The exercises [...]

Video: Learn the Most Effective Somatics Exercise for Back Pain

By |January 5th, 2016|back pain, Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, videos & graphics|

Learn the Most Effective Somatics Exercise for Back Pain Most back pain is caused by chronically tight muscles. As we age and build up learned muscular patterns, our back muscles get increasingly tight. Most of this muscular contraction is involuntary, so we can't easily release it. Chronically tight back muscles are sore [...]

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