What is SRI (Body Connection) ?
Along with the healing modalities of Ayurveda and Yoga, I will teach and give you homework of SRI, also known as body connection. As with Yoga and Ayurveda, SRI is highly individualized and personal. Depending on what is going on with you, I will recommend and teach you specific breath and body connection exercises to increase your awareness of yourself, drop tension, and work through stuck energy and habits of perception. There is a certain threshold your conscious mind can handle- take in, digest and assimilate. When life happens above that threshold (and the more stressed you are the lower your threshold) that experience is pushed into your subconscious/unconscious. This experience is undigested life. This undigested life is also known as ama in Ayurveda. Ama means toxins. This undigested life can often wreak more havoc in our bodies than a McDonald's cheeseburger. Our mind- conscious and subconscious does not reside in our brain but in our body. Our body is actually crystalized mind, while the mind is just a more subtle form of our body, residing within and around our physical body. The brain is an organ that filters and gives reasons or "the excuse giver". Different emotions and experiences get stored in particular parts of our body. With body connection (SRI) we are able to reconnect and work through that stuck energy that is causing our discomfort and imbalance.
"Somato (Body) Respiratory (Breathing) Integration (SRI) is designed to offer you new options in your experience of your body and your personal healing. It educates you to your body’s rhythms and inner wisdom through focused attention, gentle breath, movement and touch. SRI provides you with a means of placing your attention on your body, the vessel of human spirit, and provides a tool for focusing your attention in a way that works for your healing and empowerment.
Somato Respiratory Integration exercises (based on Donald Epstein’s book The 12 Stages of Healing are designed to help the brain to reconnect with the body and its experience. The goal of Somato Respiratory Integration is to help an individual develop lifetime skills, safety, strength, wisdom and love in relationship to the experience of his/her body, its vibration, structure, and energy. Through reconnecting a person’s breath, touch, focused movement and attention, they are able to experience the body more fully and instantly shift their state of consciousness to one that supports trust for the body-mind and their life experience." -wiseworldseminars.com