Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Somatics: Body Mind Spirit Integration

French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes delivered another “body blow” when he declared, “I think, therefore, I am.” Descartes’ statement defined the Age of Reason, placing emphasis on the mental IQ at the expense of the other intelligences and reducing the body to a crude bundle of organs and nerves that supported the intellect. Modern medicine, with its trove of technology, doesn’t treat the body much better, often seeing it as an object—even a project—to be poked and prodded, analyzed and diagnosed, rather than as the physical manifestation of a person.

Somatics, on the other hand—the focus of study at the Lomi School—is a body-centered approach to living. The Greek word soma means “living body.” In ancient India, Brahmin priests drank a hallucinogenic concoction called soma, named after the Vedic god Soma, in rituals to expand consciousness. Richard Strozzi Heckler defines “somatic” as “the living body in its wholeness; or mind, body and spirit in unity.”

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Alan Davidson, founder of
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