What is somatic exercise?
Body IQ Somatics is not an exercise class so much as it is a moving mindful meditation. Your brain will be engaged just as much as your body. It is a very effective class for achieving great flexibility, posture, and ease of movement. It is great for people of all levels of ability. It helps those who have any chronic pain, stiffness or tension in muscles leading to hip problems, back pain, RSI, sciatica, fybromyalgia, migraines, etc. But it’s not just for people in pain. It is also a great stress management technique, helping focus, relaxation and breathing. It leaves you feeling a general sense of wellbeing, sharper, calmer, more connected and more alive.
In this unique mat-based class you will be encouraged to slow down your movements and focus on the internal sensations of your body. You will have your eyes closed for the majority of the class so you can focus on the clear verbal instructions given to you by the teacher and mentally visualise the movements. The effect of this is that your muscles will start to let go of tension, chronic pain will start to dissipate, you will become calmer and more focused. With regular practice your mind and body will start to become better co-ordinated as it deepens your neuro-muscular connection and increases your sense of awareness.
Even in the short term you will feel the benefits. After just one class you will already notice that you are feeling lighter, free-er and much more relaxed than when you arrived.
Teacher - Gore Laughlin
Beginner’s somatics classes starting soon:
- “Body MOT for life – Introduction to Somatics” 6.30pm Tuesdays, starting 25th April 2017
- Class duration: 1 hour
- Course duration: 6 weeks
- Course fee: £49
- Location: Body IQ Studio, 4 Canon Harnett Court, Warren Park, Wolverton Mill, MK12 5NF