The Soma Approach
A body-based approach to attaining complete health and self-realization.
Awakening the Wisdom of the Body
Soma in Greek means body; in Sanskrit, it stands for the elixir of life. Soma is awakening the body’s wisdom to attain complete health and self-realization.
In Soma teachings body is the temple to be cared for meticulously. The feelings in the body are the guru, which along with reason, guide us to explore the outer world and world within to realize and express our full potential. The life energy which flows within the body connects us to all living and non-living beings.
Our somatic personality is the most beautiful book to study to understand ourselves and others. As a result, we experience the sacredness of life and become free from fear, trauma, and guilt to live in peace, vitality, and happiness.
Our goal is achieved through the following tools:
1. Six soma practices
2. Understanding our soma personality and aligning our self-care and environment with that personality
1. Complete health
Complete health does not mean the absence of illness. It means that despite physical or mental health problems that we may have, we have a sense of well-being and have a high quality of life.
Self-realization means realizing the unique potential, the innate nature that each of us is born with. It is fully discovering and expressing that which is uniquely you. It is fully realizing our body's wisdom.
The Soma Child
The responsibility of education lies with the parents and guardians. A significant part of a child's personality is laid down before the age of eight years. This means most of a child's education is completed before serious schooling begins. How can we ensure that we raise happy, healthy, body-wise children?
"The source of life-energy is not in our emotions or thoughts. It is in the body. "