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  • Writer's pictureDiane

Low Back Pain Relief

Arch and Flatten...for a good nights sleep.

From a somatic perspective, many sleep disturbances stem from

both mental and emotional stress.

Muscle tension, can rob you of the ability to voluntarily relax.

If you don’t practice the skill of releasing your daily stress (pandiculating is a great way to do that) you may find yourself stuck in a constant state of tension, low-level anxiety, fatigue, or muscle pain, and find your mind racing, unable to quiet down.

We often think of sleep as being restful and the place where we can relax, in fact, we keep our muscle tension on in the background, even when we sleep.

Releasing muscle tension requires us to engage the brain (muscles have no will of their own, they only do what the brain tells them) so we can stop the signal to the muscles to contract.

Arch and Flatten is about reducing muscle tension and resetting the resting amount of tension in our muscles.

This is the most efficient way to teach our muscles to fully release and relax

so we can get a good night’s sleep.

Try this Somatic Movement tonight before you go to bed, remember to keep the exploration soft and gentle, and see how that impacts your sleep quality.

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