THE CENTERED ROOM
Somatic Yoga Rangiora
Somatic Movement Therapy
WHAT IS PANDICULATION?
A DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE TECHNIQUE
Voluntary pandiculation is the main technique we use in Somatics to regulate the level of tension in our muscles. It is the act of contracting AND stretching the muscles in the body.
Pandiculation sends biofeedback to the brain regarding the level of contraction in our muscles, thereby helping to prevent the buildup of chronic muscular tension. This is an extremely important function of the pandicular response.
Pandiculation contracts and releases muscles in such a way that the alpha-gamma feedback loop is naturally reset. This resetting reduces muscular tension and restores conscious, voluntary control over the muscles.
Preventing the buildup of tension in our muscles is critical to maintaining healthy posture and movement throughout our lives.
Voluntary pandiculation has proved to be a groundbreaking movement technique. It quickly reduces muscular tension, and since it relaxes muscles through learning rather than passive manipulation (such as in stretching or massage), the effects are typically long-lasting.
PRACTICE IS A VERB
Thich Nhat Hanh