to Relieve Persistent Pain
SOMATIC EDUCATION EXERCISES
An 8 Week Program to Make
One Pain Fade Out After Another
for Easy Movement; a Strong, Comfortable Back; Better Breathing,
Comfort, Flexibility, Agility, Grace, and Generally Good Mobility
Better, Faster Results than by Stretching
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Download, complete and return the Functional Assessment form for a prompt response. Please be thorough and descriptive. I want to make sure this is the correct program to solve the problem that you're solving and I can't help you if you omit details.
One of the effects of stress is a general increase in tension within the skeletal muscles. This muscular tension occurs generally, but affects some areas more than others.
The muscles which are typically affected by stress include the shoulder elevators, the muscles of the neck and jaw, the accessory muscles of breathing and the diaphragm. The erector spinae are a commonly affected muscle group. Muscles which are already under tension due to postural distortions or for other reasons may develop problems secondary to the increased muscular tension. Muscles which are used repetitively during the period of stress are often held with more tension in them than is necessary (e.g., muscles of the shoulder and arm when typing), and if this behaviour occurs often the tension may become habitual.
12/14/2007 2:52 PM
subject: Re: Good stuff -- Somatics!
I typed in "relief for back spasms" yesterday and read your article. Then I ordered the ebook, and did some exercises this morning. I can already feel some relief. And I know over time my "back problems" will return to normal, my natural state.
Thank you so MUCH for making Somatics available!
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If pain 'has" you,
don't wait until the pain subsides; start promptly. These exercises extinguish pain -- and they're refreshing.
This program removes the cause of back stiffness, scoliosis, sciatica, nagging low back pain, muscular pain, and some forms of nerve pain -- loss of muscular control in the form of tighteness you can't relax. Posture improves as a by-product of new muscular control.
Because these claims may seem bold, I direct your attention to the lifetime satisfaction refund guarantee.
I'll guide you through variations of "the Whole-Body yawn" (pandiculation) to awaken control of tight muscles and the ability to relax at a moment's notice -- the natural ability of most animals.
Your agility and coordination will improve and you'll come to move as you did when you were younger -- before injury and aging set in -- and if you're like me, at first you'll feel grateful that you're able to move so well and then come to expect that quality of movement as your normal condition. In that sense, it's like reversing ageing.
The 'Cat Stretch' Pandiculation Exercises
The Myth of Aging series
a unique program
(not the "Cat and Camel" yoga exercise taught elsewhere) --
A GENTLE, GENERAL PROGRAM for HEALTHY MOBILITY and PHYSICAL COMFORT
guided by Lawrence Gold
certified Hanna somatic educator
Somatics: Exercise Your Intelligence
Improvements to Expect
stop lower back pain, muscular or skeletal
fuller, easier breathing
easy turning to look behind you
comfortable, mobile hip joints
extinguish trapezius muscle pain
extinguish rhomboid muscle pain
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TO FREE YOURSELF FROM STIFFNESS AND PAINS ASSOCIATED WITH INJURY OR AGING
In this program, Lawrence Gold, certified Hanna somatic educator, paces you, step-by-step, through Thomas Hanna's "Myth of Aging" exercise series found in
Somatics: Re-awakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health.
Lawrence was trained by Dr. Hanna.
You'll be more flexible, move better, and feel more energetic after a practice session than before. They're refreshing.
Eight Muscle/Movement Memory-Changing Lessons and the summary 10-minute daily "Cat Stretch" (cat not included).
Introductions explain the "how" and "why" for each exercise followed by step-by-step instruction at an optimum pace for doing the exercises.
Also sold bundled with the more advanced 'SuperCat' Exercises. Click for the combination package (special price).
(Content of all four discs "ZIP" compressed for quicker download -- double-click to open):
$59.95 TOTAL (Item #211e)
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From: Christine Davies Date: 17 February 2009 22:28
To: Lawrence Gold Subject: Re: Notification of payment received
Christine Davies wrote:
Many thanks for your email. I ordered (and received) the downloadable version. After just one session with Lesson 1, I am seeing benefits and look forward to completing the lessons and getting on to maintenance with The Cat Stretch each day.
Please feel free to reference the blog as this has literally been life changing for me.
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS AND THE PACE MAKE A REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE
5/3/2010 8:54 AM, Christian Grass wrote:
I started over again today with section one of the basic cat stretch. I did this exercise with Hanna's book (I had recorded the instructions for myself, rather too fast).
Your more detailed instructions and the pace make a remarkable difference. Feels much more relaxing.
MUCH BETTER RESULTS WITH SOMATICS
9/30/2009 5:24 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've been into musculoskeletal pain relief for a long time but recently discovered Hanna Somatics. I was into Egoscue for a few years but have had much better results with Somatics. I've been doing the lessons from Thomas Hanna's book for about 10 weeks and seem to feel better after each week.
My job of dog grooming requires standing all day and a lot of stressful tension. I hurt everywhere at the end of the day but the exercises make me feel better. Just recently I've had more neck release which seemed to be a real stubborn spot. The upper extensor muscles of my back would just not relax and I'd wake up in the morning very sore in that area. I can't wait to do the neck and shoulder exercises in your book to pinpoint more of that area. I hope to one day learn these exercises to teach others how to get out of pain.
HOW THIS PROGRAM HAS IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF MY LIFE RECENTLY . . .
2/10/2010 11:17 AM
Re: which program?
I have been doing Hanna Somatics for approximately 7 months. I will tell you how this program has improved the quality of my life recently. I have had overall body pains from car accidents, a bad fall with a broken tail bone, fibromyalgia, thyroid problem and many unknown reasons for over 20 yrs.
I purchased [the] CD's and began working through the material. Prior to starting the exercises I would wake up every morning with the feeling that my shoulders were practically up to my ears and my hip were up to my waistline. It would take hours for the body to readjust, if it ever did. Now, I wake up with everything still in its proper place and perhaps the hips have dropped a bit.
I am a Taiji practioner and my Master has been trying to get the point across to drop the hips, relax the shoulders, feel the weight in the feet, lift the head and many other points too numerous to list for this explaination. I truely believe that these Somatic exercises are the vehicle for me to understand and prepare my body to do all that the Master has required of me for better form.
Developmental Movement Education
with Carol Welch
Certified Hanna Somatic Educator
SEE The Cat Stretch Exercises demonstrated and learn why they work.
A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO HANNA SOMATIC EDUCATION and to THE CAT STRETCH EXERCISES
why somatic education produces lasting changes quickly and see The Cat Stretch Exercises demonstrated in summary form.
The exercises shown in BioKinetics Reflexes 101, The Cat Stretch Exercises ("Somatic Exercises for Neuromuscular Stress"), are the same as those found in Thomas Hanna's book,
Somatics: ReAwakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health.
This program is for you if seeing makes learning easier, for you.
(EXPLANATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, NOT STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION)
I want both programs:
The Cat Stretch (audio CD set) and BioKinetics (video DVD):
$137.00: (save $17.00)
on BioKinetics/Hanna Somatics I liked this video very much. It was well organized and aesthetically pleasing. Clear and simple to follow, the video had an excellent pace which allowed the viewer to participate simultaneously with the producers.
Consequently, I would recommend this video . . . It is accessible, applicable and appropriate for any audience: practitioners, students, or novices.