The Difference with Somatic Stretch®
Take a two-minute journey to learn about how we approach the 'stretch reflex' and how you can strain less, and move more!
The Somatic Stretch® approach is summarized in its main tenets, which are:
- There is an ideal condition of the body to hold as a potential, ultimate goal, the essentials of which are release of tension, flexibility, postural alignment, and internal strengthening for weight support.
- You begin where you are and then work on the restrictions that prevent further progress rather than reaching for a 'goal'.
- Progress is measured not by advancing to more difficult exercises, but by gradually overcoming the barriers that prevent further progress.
How does Somatic Stretch achieve its results?
What is primary difference with Somatic Stretch?
What does 'working for sensation' mean?
Does Somatic Stretch® strengthen muscles?
Lilian Jarvis, Founder, Somatic Stretch®
Former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Lilian is 89 in 2020 and still teaching. In this short video she explains what Somatic Stretch® is, and what it means to her.More about Lilian
How does Somatic Stretch improve posture and why is this important?
What is the Somatic Stretch view on breathing?
What are the overall effects?
Fractal Anatomy and Somatic Stretch®
To learn about Lilian's daughter, Meredith Sands Keator, her work in the fractal nature of our anatomy, and how we can use Somatic Stretch® as a method to access the geometry of our nervous systems,