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#askTLY Live: What is Somatic Yoga?

Date: 18 Nov

Wed

12pm – 1pm

You might have come across the term โ€˜๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌโ€™ in the world of yoga and therapy, but what exactly is it and how is it changing the way yoga is being experienced right now? โฃโฃ โฃโฃ

Somatics is a way of sensing ourselves and our experiences, and encompasses "๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต." On the onset, the application of somatics to the field of yoga might seem like a very natural combination, however, it does question some aspects of modern yoga practices, which tend to lean towards being functional and postural in nature, fitness-focused and alignment-driven. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ

Our next #askTLY session is a live conversation and short Somatic Yoga practice with our resident yoga therapist and teacher trainer, Daphne Chua, who was one of the first few teachers who started incorporating a somatic lens to her work, which includes yoga therapy, integrated bodywork and crania-sacral therapy. She specialises in helping clients manage chronic pain and holds teacher trainings and retreats globally.

Weโ€™re so glad to have her back at home in Singapore!โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Come join the conversation on ๐ˆ๐† ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐—ช๐ž๐, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐๐จ๐ฏ, ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฉ๐ฆ! โฃโฃ โฃโฃ