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🦋 Mindfulness Body Scan | MY Restore 💫 10min | Somatic Medicine

***Beginner - Intermediate Techniques To Reduce Stress, Tone Your Vagus Nerve & Overcome Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Anxiety, CPTSD, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, Emotional & Nervous System Dys-regulation Through Mind-Body Connection In Just 10 Minutes A Day...


10min Medicine

20-30min Restore

20-30min Rewire

20-30min Reset


The body scan is a mindfulness meditation practice involving scanning your body for pain, tension, or anything out of the ordinary. It can help you feel more connected to your physical and emotional self.

Research suggests that mindfulness meditation practices, such as body scanning, can help improve depression, anxiety, pain symptoms, and overall quality of life for people living with chronic pain.

Get into position. Find a quiet place with minimal distractions. ...

  • Breathe deeply. Take a few deep breaths. ...

  • Take notice. Be aware of all the physical contact your body is making. ...

  • Start the scan. ...

  • Breathe through it. ...

  • Scan your whole body.

Somatic practices ground us in our bodies as they are, not as they could or should be or as we wish them to be. It is from this platform of feeling into right now that we build a bridge between our mind, our body & our heart.

Use as often as you like, ideally 3 x weekly before bedtime.

⭐️ Use your breath to deepen into presence as your awareness relaxes into the body.

⭐️ Use my Body Scan worksheets HERE to journal your practice & review weekly with your Therapist/ Guide/ Self.





Pose 1: Mindfulness Body Scan

Pose 2: Elevated Savasana




Your nervous system is delicate, but it is also very receptive. It's always desperately searching for signs that you are safe enough to rest. You can offer it those signs...

MedYoga {Medicine-Yoga) is a somatic embodiment practice that is all about restoring, rewiring & resetting communication channels so you can give & receive messages that you are safe, resilient & enough already to heal through the vast ocean of the body.

Tip #1 - When You Engage In A Somatic Practice:

Close your eyes where possible,

Allow your awareness to scan thorugh your body,

Pay attention to the areas that catch your awareness,

Identify what or how you feel in those areas,

Acknowledge the sensations that arise without judgment,

Allow the sensations to exist whilst responding with curiosity,

Soothe the sensation, try to remain open rather than escaping.

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Tip #2 - Mind-Body Connection

Somatic Yoga integrates the physical asanas of yoga with. a heightened awareness of breath, presence, the observer self & mindfulness to better understand your body's response to stimuli, stress, thoughts, memories or emotions.

"Embodiment is the antithesis, and therefore antidote to, dissociation, the phenomenon of vacating one's bodily experience as. aresult of overwhelm, stress & trauma." – Livia Shapiro (Author: Somatic Therapy Workbook).

Tip #3 - Breath Awareness

Key to somatic practices is the the quality of breath. Of course, we need to have compassion to start where we are & ensure intentional breathing is the foundational skill we look to develop through the journey of healing. It helps to switch your nervous system response from fight-or-flight to "rest & digest", into the parasympathetic division.

Tip #4 - Mindful Listening

A deeper skill of listening to the subtle & gross energy body is another fundamental for effective & safe healing of the nervous system. We build body awareness, presence power & greater resilience as we tune our movements into a slow, intentional & focused attention.

Tip #5 - Tension Release

Stress & trauma, both physical & mental often cause chronic fatigue, exhaustion, burnout & muscle tension. We target and release tension stored in the cellular memory of the body to effect the mental, emotional & physical.

Tip #6 - Neuroplasticity

The brain is an organ that continue. to grow, change & evolve throughout our lives, it is is totally malleable. Through mindful movement & awareness we can learn to rewire neural pathways, conditioning & programs supporting a more balanced & regulated nervous system.

Tip #7 - A Game Of Sensations

Somatic movement & therapy is gentle and slow so you can pay attention to the communication happening through the Gut-Heart-Brain connection & respond. The body sends signals to communicate what it needs. Target the most dysregulated areas of your nervous system by examining more deeply the sensations of: pain, tingling, pulsating, heat, cold, throbbing, heaviness, trembling, tightness, etc.

Recognising your body signals are a preventative as well as an empowered state.

Thank you 4 Coming Home...

As a somatic movement therapist & educator, which includes predominantly my work as a yoga teacher, diploma qualified counsellor, CBT therapist in trauma & a free form movement guide, founder of MedYoga, The Awakening Process & Somatic Medicine Dance I work directly with movement & physicality to support health in my client's bodies & nervous system.


⭐️ Guide: Livia Shapiro: The Somatic Therapy Workbook



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