Myth of Aging Weekend Workshop
Using Clinical Somatic Education, you will learn to release tight muscles and habituated patterns of movement that are contributing to your stiffness, limited mobility, and pain.
Type of Event
Feb 22 and 23 at 10 am-12 pm each day
Getting older does NOT mean getting stiffer! This series is designed to reduce the effects of Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) that normally occur by middle age. Sensory Motor Amnesia is like a "memory loss" of how to control certain muscle groups and how they feel. How does this happen? Throughout our lives, our sensory motor nervous system continually responds automatically to daily stresses and traumas with specific muscular reflexes. Over time, these muscular contractions become so deeply involuntary and unconscious that we no longer "remember" how to move about freely.
Through slow, gentle and mindful movements, learn to release the muscles that are limiting you. This workshop is ideal for everyone and can be taken again and again to help reinforce proper movement patterns. In fact, if you have already taken this, this time around you will learn more subtleties beyond the first time, which will help you progress even further.
This workshop progresses gradually, focusing on the areas in the body where SMA occurs. Day 1 trains you in sensing and controlling the muscles in the middle of your body, at its centre of gravity (back muscles, abdominal muscles and obliques). Day 2 deals with the periphery of your body: namely your hips, legs, shoulders, arms and neck. These periphery work best when the centre of the body has been freed up first. The last two focus on two major functions of your body: breathing and walking, both of which are typically limited by SMA.