For relieving spasms in the inner thighs and increasing freedom to spread the legs or turn the feet “toes outward” — for better balance and freedom of movement and reduction of anxiety.
People stuck in Startle Reflex | see http://somatics.com/pdf/Psychflx-psnl.pdf | have tight inner-thigh muscles. Attempts to stretch produce mediocre results; however, this somatic education exercise awakens control of those muscles to be able to relax them without having to stretch them, so they are free to attain their full resting length.
Startle Reflex is an involuntary muscular action pattern that occurs in fear or anxiety. Persistence in these emotional states causes Startle Reflex habit-formation that, in turn, anchors the sensations of fear/anxiety even after the situation has passed. So, it’s helpful, particularly when dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to dissolve the grip of this reflex pattern so one can move on.
More somatic education exercises exist at the following address:
For a general program including exercises that free you from Startle Reflex, visit:
Free Tight Inner-Thigh Muscles
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