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Relieving Shoulder and Neck Pain - a Hanna Somatics Workshop

Bristol City Yoga
Event organized by Bristol City Yoga

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Re-train your brain

Using the small, slow and subtle movements of Hanna Somatics and Feldenkrais, you can release habitual muscular holding patterns which often cause pain and discomfort. These focused movements allow your brain to change the deep-rooted movement patterns that your body has developed. By changing the neural pathways in the brain, you can begin to let go of painful movement habits.

Our muscular holding patterns come from the subconscious brain, which makes it difficult to create new ways of moving and standing using the conscious brain alone. For example, to ‘sit up straight’ or ‘stop slouching’ may be possible when you’re thinking about it, but very quickly your subconscious brain takes over and you find yourself slouching again.

The techniques you will learn in this workshop can make it possible – with practice – to reset these subconscious patterns and reduce ongoing pain and discomfort.
The practices you will learn are…

Easy to remember
Suitable for those with injuries and chronic conditions
Don’t require physical exertion – perfect for when you’re tired, ill or injured
Don’t require special equipment – easy to do at home

The focus of this workshop will be the shoulders and neck. Hanna Somatics can also help with pain or discomfort in related areas, for example the jaw and upper back. If you are unsure if this workshop is suitable for you, please contact the studio.

Suitable for all ages, body sizes, physical abilities, levels of fitness and for those with injuries or chronic conditions. If you have mobility issues and are unsure, then please contact the studio and we can make arrangements for you, all are welcome.

You will receive a handout with a few basic exercises so you can practice the appropriate exercises for you.

You do not need to have any experience or knowledge of Hanna Somatics or Feldenkrais techniques to attend this workshop.