Come to this special workshop for members and volunteers, you’ll feel so much better!
Somatic movements in the tradition of Thomas Hanna
Somatics classes teach you to become aware of and release overly tight muscles. So much chronic pain and symptoms typically thought of as irreversible and due aging seem to be reversible to a large degree. Thomas Hanna called this “The Myth Of Aging”.
WHEN: Thursdays, 10am-11:30am
WHERE: City Hall downstairs in the Dance Studio
WHO: Pat Howe
FEE: $10 fee, payable to Parks and Recreation day of class
RSVP: By clicking on the link above or emailing to email@example.com
WHAT TO WEAR: Loose clothing
Response to stress on any level involves a neuromuscular component as well as a biochemical response. We hunch forward to guard our bellies, straighten and arch our back to walk. Accidents, small and large result in twisting motions. Becoming habituated, these three response patterns overuse some muscles, weaken others, and misalign bones, creating pain, fatigue and wear.
During the class you will either lie on a mat, or sit in a chair while learning to sense and release habituated patterns. Slow, normal movements are done gently with awareness. One never moves into pain, nor stretches. This is about slow release and retraining the brain. It feels good! Breathing opens up. You feel better, move better, more fluidly. Movement lubricates joints. Pain levels decrease as does blood pressure. Your outlook on the world tends to brighten.
You will leave class with a series of movements to practice at home, and a list of online links to podcasts and resources for your continued practice.