In somatic explorations, we become curious in our relationship with both the external environment as well as our internal being.
Could the tightness that you’re feeling in your back be caused by your organs sitting in the front of the body?
When our body isn’t able to provide a conducive environment for the organs and gut tube to function and move optimally in relationship with one another, they are not able to yield into the support of gravity. This can also happen when our nervous system can’t get into the rest and digest mode. Our organs become sticky, frozen, inanimate, braced. And they sit at the front of the abdominal cavity and pull into our lower back.
This might cause our whole body to come into a holding pattern of bracing against gravity.
Creating more thoracic mobility and releasing the pelvic floor helps to bring the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms back into resonance.
Want to know more? Join me at my next Somatic Movement & Therapy Training on Polyvagal Theory in Somatic Applications. Happening 31 May to 9 June.
This post was previously posted on Yogawithdaphne.com on April 23rd 2021.