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🦋 Elevated Savasana | MY Restore 💫 10min | Somatic Medicine

Updated: Jul 5

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


10min Medicine

20-30min Restore

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20-30min Reset


Sit at the front of the bottom edge of the bolster/blanket and lie back, resting your spine over the bolster/blanket. The head should be completely supported by the props—so those with a longer torso may need additional support along the spine and back of the head.

⭐️ Use your breath to deepen into poses as your awareness relaxes into different body parts.

⭐️ Use my Body Scan worksheets HERE to journal your daily practices.





Pose 1: 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.

Format each tip's title to H2 to keep your post neat.

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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