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eople are talking about SOMA and the many benefits they have received...

Relief

Beauty

Prevention

Grace

Balance

Flexibility

Power

Performance

Transformation

Healthy Aging

BodyMindSpirit

Energy

Release

Awareness

Inspiration

 

Relief
"I suffered chronic neck, back and knee pain and I found relief through SOMA. So, when my two boys and my husband were in a car accident, I felt that SOMA could help their recovery. They were suffering from soft tissue injuries that the doctors could not diagnose or treat. Sure enough they found relief and continue to receive the benefits of their SOMA treatments to this day."
--E.L., age 42, Mother/Community Activist

Beauty
"The work has brought me back into my relationship with my body. My body is no longer my whipping post; it is my temple and my ally. Now, when I catch my reflection in a mirror, I feel surprised and delighted, I think 'That is me, that is my body, I love that body!'"
--N.K., age 31, Co-Director Entresoul Design Group

Prevention
"I have increased my body awareness. I am able to get in touch with my body's needs easier, and able to sidestep strain and injury. I also seem to be able to heal quicker once a muscular injury occurs."
--N.H., age 30, Athlete/Environmental Consultant

Grace
"After SOMA I finally have an upright posture that feels effortless and very natural. In general I enjoy physical activities or simply moving on an every day basis much more than before. Everything is so much easier now."
--S.P., age 50, Medical Assistant

Balance
"SOMA 'fixed' my flat feet, clogged sinuses, shin splints, headaches, reproductive and digestive problems and my back pain. I hadn't realized how all of these symptoms were due to vulnerabilities in the system as a whole and that they all were related to and in response to each other."
--S.M., age 31, Mother/Graduate Student

Flexibility
"I feel taller and much stronger after SOMA. The way of walking is different. And the thing I like most, is that I am much more moveable in my Yoga asanas. In India my teacher could not believe that 5 years ago I had an operation in my back (L4/L5), as I am very moveable now, to this day."
--B.P., age 30, Ayurvedic Doctor

Power
"I realized that my own body is my instrument which I am living in, which keeps and preserves my whole experience and that by being attentive and careful with this body and the things it tells me I learn and change and grow. Most helpful were the reflections on the process. I was - perhaps for the first time of my life - really aware that it's me who is the one who can influence and change my own life, destiny. That I am the one who is responsible for my own life"
--E.S., age 42, Teacher/Improv Theater Player

Athletic Performance
"I play tennis on a competitive level. I use the SOMA series as part of my training to promote greater athletic endurance and performance. It has also helped lessen the chance of injury and reduced recovery time when I have been injured" --R.L., age 43 Graphic Designer

Transformation
"My body used to feel like a burden that I carried; now it is a vibrant gift and one of my greatest teachers. Not only has my relationship with my body changed, but I attribute the work to opening me up to an even greater transformation in my life and entire being."
--H.L., age 38 Writer, Coach and Consultant

Healthy Aging
"I was diagnosed with a degenerating sacroiliac joint which caused chronic pain in my right hip. The pain limited the amount of activity I could comfortably do. The doctor recommended ibuprofen and bike riding; that didn't do it for me. My daughter told me about SOMA and I decided to give it a try. Now, two years later, I am not taking any pain medication, I walk an hour a day, I am able to baby sit my one-year old grandson, and work part-time in a genetics lab."
--M.E., age 63, Mother - Grandmother - Scientist

Body-Mind-Spirit
"I like SOMA because it relaxes my back and it makes me sleepy. It makes my ten tiny toes feel better so I can run faster."
--J.L., age 7

Energy
"One of the most surprising effects of SOMA is how much it has freed up my energy. As a result I have 'softened' a lot-come more from the heart as energy flows into new areas. I am less judgmental, more flexible. In turn, I have made changes in my professional and personal life to better suit me, and have become a far happier and better rounded person."
--M.G. PhD, age 52, President/CEO Millenium Resources

Release
"I loved the feeling of loosening tight muscles that had been working far too hard over the years. It made me realize that even a healthy, fit, strong body needs some alignment every once in a while in order to make things much easier."
--V.B.age 35 Actress/Athlete

Body Awareness
"Since beginning Soma, I feel my body - function & dysfunction - where I didn't have that connection before. It has released tissue in my body that no amount of stretching or Pilates could even come close to."
--J.W., age 30, Pilates Instructor

Inspiration

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"There is vitality, a life-force that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it..."

"...It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open."

Martha Graham









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