One of the principles of Clinical Somatic Education is that less is more.

As humans we are quickly habituated to trying hard, pushing a little bit more than we need to, or forcing something with more energy than we have available.

In an Essential Somatics Movement practice we have the opportunity to play with this concept—after all, how we do our movements is how we show up in life!

So be aware of whether you do your practice like an exercise routine or like a gentle exploration and preparation for efficient movement.

Rushing, pushing through, or working hard creates more tension and less relaxation and sensory-motor control. ES Movement should also never be painful and could be another indication of trying too hard when doing the movements.

This principle of “less is more” is not just relevant for an ES Movement practice: Embracing the philosophy of “less is more” offers a refreshing alternative in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with stimuli and pressure to do more, be more, and have more. By simplifying our lives and focusing on what truly matters, we can find greater fulfillment, joy, and peace of mind.

We want to do what we can to help you simplify your life, therefore, we’ve decided that from now on đź’ˇThursday Tips will be coming out every two weeks.

The feedback we’ve received is that we send a lot of emails, so we want to say that we heard you and we’d like to do our bit to reduce the stimulation in your inbox and your life.