Clinical Somatics exercises are slow, gentle, and therapeutic. The exercises are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. In the three-month Clinical Somatics for Scoliosis course, you’ll learn Thomas Hanna’s Clinical Somatics exercises one by one though video demonstrations, audio classes, and written explanations. The scoliosis exercises release the muscular contraction that is pulling your spine out of alignment, relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, prevent joint degeneration, and improve proprioception (your internal sense of your posture and movement).
Read this blog post and watch this video to learn more about how involuntary muscular contraction causes idiopathic scoliosis.
You’ll spend two days focusing on each exercise before moving on to the next one. This focused time gives you the opportunity to become completely comfortable with the exercises and the effects that each one has on your body. During the course, you will do audio classes (25-30 minutes in length) that combine the exercises into sequences. You can download and save these audio classes, and play them offline. The pace of the course is set so that you cannot skip ahead, but you can feel free to move more slowly through the course if you want to. You have lifetime access to the course.
Throughout the course, you’ll receive a daily email letting you know that there is a new exercise to learn, a new class to use, or suggesting what to practice that day. Ultimately, you will have learned the exercises well enough that you are able to assess yourself and do what you need on a daily basis to continue to improve your posture and relieve your pain. This course includes 27 of the total 40 exercises that are taught in the Level One & Two Courses. The 27 exercises in this course are the ones that most directly address idiopathic scoliosis.