Somatic Insights

9 Small Ways to Center Yourself

In our first Somatic Insights post, we briefly discussed the parts that make up our Autonomic Nervous System - the Parasympathetic and the Sympathetic Nervous Systems  - along with their functions and roles for maintaining allostasis in the body. To delve deeper into the ways we can access and restore our physiology, we’re sharing a list of nine ways to tap into our Parasympathetic state and replenish mind, body, and spirit.

A Quick Breathing Tip

Did you know that your body’s Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) - which is responsible for regulating your bodily functions such as heart rate + digestion - acts solely from your subconscious, except when you access it through breath? Knowing this and how to access your ANS through simple breathing techniques is an extremely important, transformative tool to have in order to manage your stress response and reset your system.