Sebastopol Chiropractor Dr. Laura Polak, D.C. • Radiant Health Community Holistic Health Sebastopol
Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) is a set of breathing exercises that involves the breath and body. Soma, meaning body, and respiration, meaning breath. These SRI exercises allow you to connect with the natural rhythms of your body through energy, touch, and movement.
Breathing exercises help calm down anxiety, keep us grounded, and recenter our souls. There is strength in breath! Somato Respiratory Integration, also known as SRI, is a powerful tool that you can use to recenter your heart, mind, and soul. SRI exercises are based on the 12 Stages of Healing, created by Dr. Donald Epstein. Dr. Epstein discovered that people go through these 12 Stages throughout their journeys of healing and transformation. Each “stage” correlates with a specific SRI exercise, starting with Stage 1, which we call suffering, all the way to stage 12, which we call community.
During the Somato Respiratory Integration exercises you will learn to recognize what different rhythms mean in your life experiences and how to recognize and gain the wisdom from that experience/circumstance. When you are able to recognize a pattern you are in and connect to one of the 12 stages, you are empowered to shift the pattern on your own and create a new way of being that supports you in that moment.
There is nothing more frustrating than being able to see yourself repeat a pattern and not know what to do about it. This process allows you to surrender to your internal rhythms allowing you to awaken your body’s inherent healing and assist you in discovering new avenues for connection to yourself and to those around you
Sebastopol Chiropractor Dr. Laura became a doctor to help people make the connections between their physical bodies, their emotional bodies, and their biochemical makeup. She will assist you in your health journey by employing all aspects of healthcare to give you a holistic viewpoint that is often overlooked in our specialist society.