Pain and Nervous System Education

Outlined here is one therapeutic breathing practice that can help you get in touch with your essential breath, also referred to as Diaphragmatic Breathing or Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilizing Breath. Take your time with it and observe how this practice affects you.

Seated Alternate Nostril Breathing

The breath grounds, connects and heals the nervous system and breathing practices should be the first thing prescribed by doctors to all their patients.

I am pleased to share some of the leading research and education on pain. If you have chronic or persistent pain then it is prudent that you educate yourself. Research shows that those that get education to understand the nervous system and how it relates to pain get better, faster.

Getting out of pain requires a multi-faceted approach involving your mind, body and spirit.

Want to learn more about Somatics & SomaYoga. I recommend these books and schools.

Somatics, Re-Awakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health, Thomas Hanna, 1988

The Body of Life, Creating New Pathways for Sensory Awareness and Fluid Movement Thomas Hanna, 1979

Move Without Pain, Martha Peterson, 2012

Why We're in Pain, Sara St. Pierre, 2015


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The nervous system is the control center for your body. It interprets the things your body senses, and it sends information to the muscles and glands telling them what to do.


The nervous system includes the central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) systems.

The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system includes the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and the brain the periphery of the body.