Friday, July 29, 2022

 Reviews are always personal, but what is more personal than a review is the patient's own experience of pain.


Pain is personal


You know how the saying goes, ‘a problem shared, is a problem halved’. 

As a society we often train people to work through the pain, look past it, ignore it

The main conundrum here is if you choose to not address the actual pain, the pain will not halve but multiply until your life comes to a standstill. 


Living with pain is debilitating & overwhelming 


The ego attached to pain wants to be so right about the pain, the ego wants us to have it, eat it, sleep with it, and get absorbed by it. 


Yes, even pain has an ego


Pain, physical pain is so rarely talked of, because if we are honest we believe that we should be  stronger, push through, try harder, push push push….


Look up pain in the dictionary, it lists similar words - suffering, agony, affliction, torture, torment, discomfort, on and on…torture, let that sink in for a moment.


Pain is not borne from nothing, and that is the beauty of unraveling your body and the world it resides in through somatic yoga. When you unravel pain beneath it is trauma, heartache, stress, anxiety etc etc

And if you don't address it, and you push your pained body too far, it drops onto the next rung of the pain ladder, and your next inevitable ‘gift’ to your body is actual sickness…


This client's pain had turned into sickness, dependency on medication, and a loss of the ecstasy that is life…


<For privacy purposes lets call our client M.V.>


The last few months have been a particularly difficult time for me reaching a low rung of the ladder, losing the will for anything even small pleasures in life, which was hard for someone of general high energy. 

With the weight of everything I started suffering from chronic acidity over the last few months with burning heat coursing through my abdomen and body.


It had become disabling, draining me of sleep, energy and appetite. 


The somatics yoga therapy has been a Divine intervention


From the early sessions it started to relieve the tension in my body, making me realise how physically tight and tense I’ve been holding myself for years. 

For a start I started to sleep better. Gradually on a deeper level, in the process of the breathing with love, which Hina constantly instills in you during the sessions, it started to shift my regular breathing pattern outside the sessions. As a result it began to infuse with the energy in my daily actions which are becoming more conscious with a flavour of calm. As we progressed, I felt and feel this energy transfusing into my deeper layers. 


After many years of trying to understand self love, I am finally feeling glimpses of it. 


At that turning point, the acidity started to reduce significantly, I am off the medication, sleeping better and my being is feeling calmer and finding it’s mojo again.. 


It is a work in progress


I am Eternally grateful Hina. Thank you so much.🙏



Sunday, April 10, 2022

Healing from trauma

 Connecting with my mind, connected me to my body 

Connecting with my body connected me with every muscle and nerve. 


connecting to connect 

to heal 

to love


My trauma and pain gently nestled in every part of every muscle and nerve. 

Encasing it in my body, my ego stopping me from pushing past it. 

Pain that tells many stories.

pain from betrayal

pain from heartbreak 

pain from inadequacy

pain from abuse


My womb trauma so tight, and detached

hollow

The gateway to my whole body 

broken



The two separate parts of my body acting as one, but both functioning in different dimensions. 


Sometimes the pain is from this life, sometimes it is passed on from generation to generation, by words, actions, doing, we subconsciously and sometimes consciously are handed this gift of trauma, trauma from previous generations, & lived trauma. 




my trauma sat energetically in my body 

~manifesting



I pushed my body to its limits 

I sought perfection

my body ego fandangled my mind ego into letting it take over


my body broke down for me. 


I hurt my body 


my trauma taught me how 


Surrender to the ego in your mind, will surrender the ego in your body & allow consciousness to spread.


Let. 

Go.


Friday, April 1, 2022

5 benefits of meditation


We have all heard it before. Meditating is not for me! It’s too frustrating and hard. It only is the reflection of how cacophonic our lives sometimes feel. We are often trying to get someplace quiet or leave meditation for vacations is sometimes the only option left.
Everybody who starts off meditating always has a question. How does this work?  is thinking getting in the way of meditating? Oh, wait no, I can’t meditate. But the beauty of meditation is the fact that even just taking out 5-10 mins in a day to relax your mind or to even give it a center can do wonders!
Meditation helpin bringing your mind and body aware of what you are feeling in the present. To be able to distinguish your emotions as well as give yourself permission to feel truly in the moment and recognize it. 
 
Here are 5 amazing benefits of Meditation

Focusing on the present -
While this might seem a really cliched point. It’s 100 percent on the money. At the beginning of Meditations, you could feel jittery or distracted by thoughts. But the idea is to just observe them and notice how you feel in the present 

Solving problems and creativity -
Meditation has been said to lead to higher brain integration, thanks to breathwork and concentration. Even if it is just for 10 mins, it helps you be calmer in situations that might be stressful and be able to deal with it better.

Meditation helps in easing pain -
Meditations such as Mindfulness meditation have been known to help with chronic discomfort such as neck and back pain, arthritis, recurring headaches. Meditation helps in opening up your senses, it helps in isolating and relieving parts of your body and mind that feel or are knotted.

Meditation helps you heal faster -
meditation may help to restore the body’s balance. It helps you to align yourself and your mind so it can work better for you. You must be familiar with “what you eat is what you become” well adding meditation to this diet only has pros!
 
Meditation helps you sleep better -
 
Sleep is one thing that human beings love and seem to be running away from it quite often. Just 10 mins of meditation before you go to sleep helps you relax your body and allows you to fall asleep faster.
 
Hope these benefits help you in some way in your meditation journey. At Somaticayoga, you get guided somatics sessions, which is a meditative and mindful form of exercises. If you're interested in meditating, reach out to me by commenting here or emailing me at somaticayoga@gmail.com, and I will guide yoy through your mind.
 


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Testimonial



 I am incredibly pleased today to be able to share with you a testimonial from a very special client of mine. Words like hers continue to motivate and inspire me everyday. I am so happy to be on this journey and to be able to help people along the way. To anyone reading this, if you are in pain do read this and spark the change in your life today.


“When Hina walked into my life it was like an angel from somewhere beyond my imagination, silvery sparkly hair like a halo on her head. 
To heal.
To help. 
To connect. 

Connecting with the muscles in my body, connected me to the pain and stories that lay within every fiber of those muscles. 
I am often told to ground myself, but sometimes these pieces of free, have little meaning when you are in the middle of an ungrounded storm of sorts.
Grounding yourself is different for everyone.
I needed to ground myself in my body, to reach my pain and through intentional, slow, impactful movement through somatic yoga I could start to heal. 


Hina’s gentle, positive yet loving touch can heal even the most skeptical among us.
My pain felt like a birthing story. Literal contractions, legs raised and spread ready to deliver. Though I am not with baby. 
It is possible I am / was having a literal re-birth of myself. 
Hina is the doula I didn’t know my body needed.”


I am grateful for her kind and moving words. This journey with her has just begun, and as a life’s accumulation of trauma slowly starts to fade away I am excited to see how see blooms like a flower turning to the sunlight. Here’s a photo of her looking peaceful in between her somatics session with me. Notice how calm she looks. 




Saturday, February 5, 2022

Exercises for every age. 6 to 86.

Somatics is a form of exercise that can be done by any age. Whether it’s your young child or your old parent/grandparent, anyone can learn to move intentionally. Somatics is not just to recover from injuries, but also to learn your mind and body’s connection. So you can live better and have a clearer mind. 

Take a look at my youngest student with her grandfather, doing Somatics movements. Learning at a young age, gives you a greater chance of succeeding in future because adults are more averse to learning as opposed to kids. Kids are like sponge, they absorb everything around them. So if you have a kid, make sure to enrol them for Somatics to help guide them through understanding the capabilities of the body. And for everyone else, it’s never too late to treat your body better. Start today. 

Contact me at somaticsyoga@gmail.com for consultation and sessions. People in Mumbai, India may avail in-person offline sessions as well.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Quote of the day

 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life... It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melodie Beattie

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Lavender and its benefits

Welcome to Lavender Week!

If you're looking to calm both the body and the mind, look no further than Lavender. There are many varied species of lavender, all differing in their aromas, characters, and blossoming. 4 types especially stand out: The Lavender Vera, The Lavender Spike, The Lavender Stoechade, and the Lavandin Super.

Lavender oil is a multi-purpose essential oil derived from the lavender plant. It is produced by distilling the harvested flowers, and the essential oil depends on the lavender species and composition. It is how it can be customised according to individual needs and then applied to the skin, and breathed in through aromatherapy.

Some Benefits –

·       It helps you sleep deeply, and helps with insomnia

·       It helps relieve stress and fights anxiety

·       It helps soothe your skin

·       It can ease headaches.

·       It gives you naturally glowing skin

·       Last, but not the least, it smells wonderful.

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