You aren’t AGING. You are unconsciously allowing stress to accumulate.
Each experience in your life from birth to death came with a muscular impact. This accumulation shapes our bodies and nervous systems over time until we feel tight, contracted, stuck and disconnected from our bodies.
Let me show you HOW your body was built to release and reverse this stress accumulation we call aging.
Engage Your Ears and Eyes
Heartled One, Truthseeker, Freedom Lover. I'm going to talk this morning about the accumulation, the accumulation that we call aging, when in fact it is a preventable and reversible accumulation of stress over time. Okay, this is one of the fundamental messages of Hannah Sematics and of Thomas Hannah is that what we sort of chalk up to getting older is in fact an accumulation of stress, right?
And we all kind of know this on a certain level. We can feel that there's a lot of stress in the world, especially right now, and that stress could be personal, that stress could be interpersonal, and that stress could be also global, meaning that it's a stress that many, many humans on this planet are experiencing collectively.
Now individually, we go through our timeline, our life from birth to death, and each experience that we have, literally everything that you've ever experienced, came with a muscular impact. It came with a response in your whole body, your soma, to something either in your external environment or something in your internal environment or both, right? And these things are happening simultaneously, meaning it's not our thoughts, you know, creating our biology or our biology creating our thoughts, it's simultaneous both at the same time, which can be kind of hard for our minds to grasp that these things happen concurrently for the most part, right?
Now of course there is sometimes stimulus and then the response to stimulus, but more often than not when we're talking about a pattern, it's happening simultaneously, we're only aware of one piece of it at a time, right? So how this kind of looks in terms of the work that I do and the work that the people in my program are doing is that we can actually release the muscular impact of our life experiences and of our stress patterns. It's done through a very specific way of moving our bodies that is innate and natural to really all vertebrates.
It's something that cats and dogs do all the time. It is a contraction and then very slow release of a muscle or groups of muscles all the way to the point that the muscle is completely relaxed. And if you do this multiple times, you will have a new muscle length of whatever that muscle is, right? So Hannah's somatics is not like this method that somebody made up, right? More so than it is just a system that is created around this very innate nervous system function that most human beings just aren't utilizing, right? And the cost of not utilizing it is what we call getting old is what we call aging is being stuck or feeling tight throughout your body, maybe in your hips, your shoulders, your neck, maybe in your jaw, feeling this sense of constriction in the way that you're moving that just increases with time and just increases with age. And depending on the kind of life that you've had and the kind of physical things that you've been through, you could be like me and you know, by the time I was 26 years old, I was living in chronic pain and I had a lot of muscular tension that I was contending with on a regular basis.
Now I could make a whole another video about how this has affected my psychology, how this affected my relationships, how this affected my ability to perform in my job, right? Or in the world in general to be constantly contending with an internal tension and suffering that I could not find relief from, you know? I mean, you can find relief generally speaking. A beer can give you some relief, you know, an orgasm, a chat with a friend, there's all these little ways that we release our stress, right? But what I'm talking about that I've done and that my clients do with Hanosomatix is a unraveling of all of what you've been carrying on a muscular level, and it's related to every other level of your consciousness over time. This is a powerful thing to do because first of all in Hanosomatix we do it very, very gently. It is such an incredibly kind way of treating your body and interacting with your body. In fact, you know, that was one of the hardest things about it for me when I began was that it was so gentle and kind and how I was used to interacting with my body and with myself was a bit more heavy handed, was a bit more aggressive, was a bit more authoritarian, right? That was the model that I had in interacting with my body.
That was how I got myself to lose weight. That was how I got myself to get fit. That was how I got myself to do things was basically just kind of, you know, giving myself a smack on the ass and saying, all right, giddy up girl, go ahead and do it, do the hard thing, right? And I'm not saying that that doesn't have merit, it got me as far as it got me. But what took me to the next level of the relationship with my body that I always wanted was this level of attentiveness and tenderness and kindness that this way of moving literally has you embody. You begin to embody this very soft, very receptive, very responsive way of interacting with yourself. And that also is what's so transformative about this work, right? So this accumulation over time, as I said before, it's reversible, meaning we can turn back the clock, we can actually unravel and take apart the tensions that you've been carrying in your back, your neck, your shoulders, your stomach, you know, we can retrain your nervous system to habituate, meaning make a habit of letting go instead of what your nervous system has been doing, what all of our nervous systems are trained to do, which is clench and hold on to everything, right? Especially if you've gone through some some fucking shit in your life, right? There's a tendency to hold on to protect ourselves, to survive, and that's all fine and good until we are inhibited by that, right?
On like a literal, I can't move around in my body, I don't feel connected to my body, I don't feel free in my life, I feel like there's a block between me and the other people in my world that I want intimacy with, right? All of those things, they get addressed when you start developing this connection, these literal neural pathways to your own body and to your own self. And in that, things really start to transform. Your body shape will shift, you will literally shape shift, you will feel a sense of freedom and mobility in your body that you did not have before, you will meet a new version of yourself who is more kind and loving, who also is more self-respecting when you are connecting with yourself every day in this way, right? And it's not easy to create a new habit, if the habit has been clenching and holding on and not allowing things to flow, if the habit has been to tightly hang on to the past, for example, that was a big challenge for me for a long time, was my propensity to hold on to the past, whether that was in the form of nostalgia or that was in the form of grudges or pain that I was holding on to about things that had happened, right? This all represents a holding on in my nervous system that I had habituated. And as I started to release and as my clients and anybody who does this work, right, because you don't need me to do this, you can learn it and you can do it on your own, right.
But the people who want to dedicate their time to actually conditioning their nervous system to let go is, it's enormous the amount of change and shift that happens in your life. Because forgiveness becomes easier, right. Actually forgiving yourself or forgiving others becomes an easier thing to do when your whole body is on board with releasing. Instead of what happens a lot where we mentally or maybe even emotionally or spiritually we want to let go of this pain. But our body is sort of there reminding us over and over every time we get triggered every time we get upset, you know, and we literally feel an ache or a tension or a pull in our body right deepest like to our core sometimes, right.
And maybe some of you know what I'm talking about and maybe some of you don't that when we get triggered when we get upset it's a full body response. Our body is there to remind us, oh no, no, we are not going to forget this because like I said there's this holding on that's been habituated and it's unconscious. And so like I've said this is a holistic approach. We're talking about releasing accumulated stress over time that has been accumulating and to start a new process, a new way of operating that involves literally allowing your body to relax and let go of the stress that would otherwise build up and build up and build up, right. So fully transparent, this is meant as a daily practice.
Once you learn this technique and you learn how to move in this way your body is going to want you to do this every day. It's going to let you know when it's holding on to stuff. It's going to start speaking to you and you're going to have a very practical, very literal way to answer your body's deepest needs for peace and relaxation. And this is not in opposition to anything else. This is always and because it's part of your innate nervous system functioning that you just haven't been utilizing. You know so in the beginning when I was coming from my yoga background I somehow thought that this was like instead of yoga and I'm like no, no, no, this is like supporting anything that I do with my body whether it's yoga, whether it's mountain climbing, I see Cheyenne is here so maybe surfing.
Anything that you choose to do with your body is going to be supported by conditioning your nervous system to let go of habituated muscular contractions that otherwise accumulate. It's going to make, it's going to free you up to do what you want to do with your energy in the moment instead of your energy being tied up in all these responses to stuff that already happened, to things that already occurred. Right? So if you're really curious with what I've been talking about, with what I share, you know maybe you've had an experience with me, this is something that if you go deeper into it your body and your life will transform in a huge way.
And I don't say that lightly, if you want to go look at my client stories, you know people that I've worked with who have learned this way of moving, who've opened up their bodies and their consciousness and are now experiencing a whole new version of themselves, you can go to the link in my Bio-Client Success Stories. More than that I invite you to come tomorrow to the event that I'm doing. If you know about what's going on astrologically tomorrow it's going to be a tough day, astrologically speaking, so if you can make two hours to just set aside to relax your body and to come back into your self energy, I highly recommend it. It's going to be from 11 to 1pm tomorrow, PST. Okay? It's uncover your somatic radiance.
The philosophy behind this is that when we release the patterns that have been accumulating We're doing it. and have been clenching and drawing our energy inward, right? It's hard to let that energy expand, whether that's in a conversation with another person, whether that's in the environment of your life, right? Like your living space or how you interact in the world. Because all that tension in your body is literally pushing that energy inward where it can't come out. Well, when we start to release these tensions, right? When we start to release your body 360 degrees all the way around from its muscular clenching, then you're going to start feeling this energy start to expand outward into your extremities. This energy that maybe was just trapped in your head or trapped in your heart, trapped in your, you know, head and emotional center. It's going to start spreading out into the rest of your form. And from there, you start to become a more radiant human being, meaning that other people can feel and sense your energy, your energy of peacefulness, your energy of calm, your energy of being a self-governing, sovereign organism, right? That feels and responds to their feelings.
And that is so inspiring and that is what I want to see more of in the world. That is what my program Radiance is all about giving you the power to do this for yourself, right? But come tomorrow, if you can, you can sign up with the link in my bio, uncover your somatic radiance, and just start to take a little bite of what I've been talking about here today, because it takes time and practice. It doesn't all happen in two hours, although a lot will happen in two hours, but it doesn't all happen in two hours. Just as it didn't take two hours for the lifetime patterns of contraction that you're feeling in your body, they didn't start two hours ago.
They've been going on. So the fact that we can release things as quickly as we do in somatics is actually remarkable, considering how long it takes for these patterns to accumulate, right? And the reason that it happens so quickly is because our bodies actually want this. Our bodies really crave this. Our nervous system craves, relax, release, comfort, and peace, right? And sometimes we think we have to go through some kind of catastrophe. We have to go through some kind of misery or struggle in order to get there. But with the method I'm going to show you tomorrow, I'm going to be challenging that belief. We're going to be challenging that belief a little bit, that maybe it doesn't have to be hard or painful to let go. Maybe it could be comfortable. Maybe it could be easeful. Maybe it could be even blissful to let go, right?
As long as we're doing it in a way that is fully aligned with where your nervous system is at, right? And so that's what we're going to explore tomorrow as well. So thanks for listening today. I had a lot to say this morning. I haven't gone live in a while and I miss it. I want to come back and do lives with you guys every week like I was doing for a while, because there's been so many huge amazing shifts. Yeah, I can't wait to see you again Cheyenne. We just met at Joshua Tree Music Festival. And yeah, it's wonderful to work with you. But yeah, there's just so much I have to share because I've been marinating and all of this. I've been working with some really inspiring people, clients, colleagues, and yeah, I'll have more to say. So check in, back in. I'll see if I can go live next week and maybe make this a weekly thing again. Let me know in the comments if there are specific topics around somatics that you'd like me to explore.
And I hope you can see you tomorrow. Okay, ciao. Bye-bye.