Do you know that 100 years ago posture classes were taught in public schools! We've seen it in the movies, books on heads, instructions to 'stand up straight" ? These classes were introduced when governments made it mandatory for children to go to school. Knowing that children would be sitting for hours at a desk the American Government predicted that 'backache' would be an epidemic in the future if these children were not taught how to sit, stand and move with correct posture. Wanting to correct this before it did become an epidemic, posture was taught alongside the other main subjects. Now correct posture doesn't mean stiff and straight, rather correct posture is moving with the body aligned and with an attitude of grace and ease.
It seems that somewhere in the mix, posture classes were dropped and now backache and a stiff body is an epidemic at the moment and one of the main reasons people have to take time out from work. Over time it seems as though the body forgets how to move with ease and we develop sensory motor amnesia (SMA)
Somatic Movement is designed to reverse the effects of SMA and is a very gentle method of unwinding the body and bringing us back to ease and alignment.
Helping us to:
Unwind held and habituated body patterns.
Ease the body out of the fight/flight response and bring it to rest and relaxation
Bring calm to the body and to the mind.
My next set of lessons is focussed on posture, walking with ease, sitting and standing. It runs over two Saturday mornings as follows:
When: Saturday 15th and 22nd January from 10am to 1.30pm with a break of 20 mins EST. Where: Zoom - limited numbers. Cost is €85 for both classes and €50 for one.
Here are the dates and cost and if you are interested or would like a chat please let me know and I'm happy to help. Movements are gentle and done comfortably on the floor. All you'll need is some space, a mat, comfortable clothing and an open mind.