Fall Back Seasonal Transition Survey

This inquiry is meant to provide you with resources to help you make a better transition out of summer into autumn.  In the weeks leading up to the Equinox, you will have an opportunity to:

#1 determine if the summer overworked, weakened or removed your tonality.
#2 get a handle on what you can do to improve your standing in the autumn                     
#3 experiment with specific food clusters, exercises, and other adaptations
     designed to provide you feedback on your internal state of vitality.
 

 

Answer these Y/ yes or N/no questions about your Summer experience up to now.

[All maybe's are rounded up to yes!] 

 

You'll get an e-mail to the link with all the recommendations to make your Autumn a somatic success... 

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Name *
E-mail Address *
I experienced "sunburn, prickly heat or chafe" for more than 4 days. *
I gained/lost 5 or more pounds since summer began. *
I was unmotivated or felt isolated doing my daily activities. *
My muscles and joints ached. My overall sense of mobility decreased. *
I felt more sensitive to criticism in my relationships. I had a loud temper. *


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Based on your answers to these questions you will be directed to particular avenues to pursue changing your diet, behavior or both in the last weeks of summer.  Below are the four basic patterns of adaptation that deplete our reserve supply of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  Making changes now will give you a smoother transition into the autumn.

Air Temperature Sensitivity
The autumn is a season of quick environmental changes.  From its origin in September, with Indian Summer's humidity, to the blustery days of October, followed by November's cold, raw rain and December wintery chill the outside world will challenge us to accept a variety of air temperature gradients.  Conscious recognition of nasal breathing is an excellent tool as the air cools and condenses.  Remember, nasal air is pre-warmed and filtered for the lungs and oral air is not.  The immune response is taxed by this cycle.    

Body Temperature Distribution and Lymphatic Viscosity            
Potassium is the key ion of body temperature.  As we head down the temperature gradient into the winter months, our body uses potassium to reassign our blood supply to a more central distribution, near the vital organs.  Our hands and feet account for approximately 60% of our total heat loss, by design.  Somatics recognizes a lack of sensitivity to temperature as a physiological extension of the neuropathic process.  The vasomotor response during a somatic session is one of the most obvious cues we see, which a client experiences as the soothing warmth of dilation. 

Another area exposed to external stress during autumn are the nasal membranes, sinuses and bronchi.  The body protects these sensitive mucus membranes by shifting the blood flow in response to the rate of heat is lost to the external environment.  The great and wonderful world of phlegm is a classic constitutional marker for overall adaptability.

Body Clock Rhythms
Nature vs. Society in the pineal.  As thousands flock for melatonin, nature applies the brake and society conserves daylight with Ben Franklin's little game with the clocks.  Remember, health comes from within so use this transition time to slow the body and quiet the mind.  Activity moves to a reflective modality as we gear up for year's end.