Mental fitness, wellbeing & somatics

Mental Health Organisations, help and advice:

NIDMS: https://www.nidms.co.uk/mental-health

Arts Minds: https://www.artsminds.co.uk/

We are Minding the Gap: https://www.wearemindingthegap.org/

Terry Hyde – ex professional dancer and Psychotherapist: https://www.counsellingfordancers.com/

Psychological factors for Dancers:

 

Mindfullness:

  • Window breathing:
  • Breath in for as long as it takes to read this sentence,
  • Breath out for as long as it takes to read this sentence.

 

Somatic practice (focussing from the inside-out):

Yoga:

https://www.facebook.com/bviyoga/

Ujjayi breath (Ocean Breath / Victorious breath): Ujjayi breath is a comforting audible breath created in the back of the throat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQrsJ-yZWV8

Simhasana breath: Simhasana/Lions breath is beneficial to clear the lungs when feeling stressed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdUyHPa66A4

 

Feldenkrais:

Feldenkrais Method®, devised by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984), focusses on breath, movement and posture to bring about heightened awareness and freedom of movement.

Audio lessons via https://www.feldenkraisaccess.com/offers/eeLLVL73/checkout?fbclid=IwAR0xg0_5jllTkR6lKT4B7dWRHLYj7gr2q7bq4a3TqkX_7d6fwi077p6BmYI

 

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