WHAT DOES BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MEAND AS IT RELATES TO PAIN


We are complex and diverse beings with multiple layers (koshas) to our human-ness or soma.


When you consider the various approaches to healing your ailments have you considered how your mind, emotions, belief systems or habits may be contributing to your discomfort?


Biopsychosocial Model of Pain


Today, doctors and allied health professionals agree that we must treat the whole being for well-being. But what does this mean?

The truth is that pain is a Biopsychosocial experience affected by physical, cognitive, perceptual, emotional, spiritual and societal factors. Trauma affects the person on all these levels. Definition: Pain BC

It is now widely accepted that a well-rounded approach to pain considers all these aspects of the soma. Techniques and practices that nourish all of these areas will be more lasting than thinking that all our problems are only physical.


“An opening is like a doorway, and there is no such thing as a doorway that you can only go through one way. Yes, we are trying to penetrate in, but what is trying to come out to meet us?”

― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom


The Brilliance of SomaYoga


SomaYoga combines traditional yogic philosophy, mind work, meditation and classic asana with the science backed Somatic Neuromuscular Re-education, otherwise known as Somatics.


SomaYoga honors the brilliance of traditional yogic teaching which looked at the whole being from 8 limbs (or branches) supporting the practitioner to return to the essential self – that of love, happiness and health. SomaYoga bridges this timeless wisdom with the brilliant work of Thomas Hanna to re-educate muscles that are stuck in deep patterns of holding caused by the stress, habituation and traumas of our lives.

SomaYoga uses a Biopsychosocial Model of Pain when working with the client or student.


Results are everything


Are your results lasting?


Is your practitioner working with a Biopsychosocial Model of Pain? Are you embracing this approach to your health and well-being?


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