Somato Respiratory Integration
Somato Respiratory Integration is a revolutionary approach that includes specific exercises which link enhanced somatic awareness with respiration. It promotes the ability to focus attention on gross and subtle body movements and rhythms, self-directed breathing, awareness of one’s tension, and verbal statements reflecting one’s internal state.
Associated with these exercises are self-generated dynamic processes, which dissipate energy stored as tension, enhance structural flexibility, increase the experience of safety within the body, and demonstrate characteristic shifts in states of consciousness.
It is unusual in today’s society for individuals to consider their inner cues as primary, and to trust their body. Paying attention to one’s internal cues and Somato-emotional self through breath, touch, and motion involves a new paradigm which advanced is by Somato Respiratory Integration.
Some are first motivated to learn this skill in relationship to a symptom, illness or crisis to experience greater safety within the temple of one’s own body. For many, SRI provides the connection with embodied emotion and spirit. For others, it is the desire to use the body as a reference beacon to their state of consciousness. With Somato Respiratory Integration you will discover how your inner perception and experience of the world determines to a great degree who you are, your overall wellness, and the connection to yourself. SRI contributes to your expanding sense of wholeness.
Through the use of your hands, the directed movement with focused breath, and certain well-timed statements reflecting your inner state there is a dissipation of stored tension, and the automatic and spontaneous establishment of a more energy efficient structural state.