Somato Respiratory Integration

– Stage Two, Building on Stage One


Why the SRI stages are numbered.

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Video on How to do the Physical Exercise for Stage Two

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Video Notes: Although the demonstration in the video is done standing up, stage one is much easier lying on your back, knees bent, feet flat. Also, the belly laugh doesn’t have to be every time, though very useful to even fake the belly laugh every now and then to introduce deeper, more efficient rhythms that wouldn’t come otherwise.

Up & down, here we go again – Stage Two

How to steer clear of prolonged suffering – Stage One

The very act of acknowledging and accepting what’s inside – the stage one connection – is liberating in itself. It can become even more of a breakthrough when we appreciate the opportunities that become available for every peace made with the wounded self. Every fiber of the self, along with every cell in the body, resonates with our personal identity. Through our behavior, our body language and even the electro-magnetic field, we broadcast our thoughts and feelings, with everyone and everything responding in kind. With the wounded-self finding a new sense of peace in its re-claimed wholeness, the world responds in kind.

Quite often, as the peaceful sense of self expands its domain of what feels like home, stage one feeds into stage two and vice versa. In all twelve stages, a bigger sense of self-trust is developing for what we can freely live in the world with as our second nature.

Video Demonstration of the SRI Exercises for all 12 Stages

About the Somato-Respiratory Integration – SRI – Practice

Each stage of healing, besides having its unique consciousness characteristics, has its own physical rhythms, in which there can be a developing coordination of timing between focused movements and respiration characteristic of that stage. Hence the name Somato-Respiratory Integration, or SRI, a skill set that can be developed over time, especially with practice members under Network Care. As with all twelve stages of healing, this skill set will promote the connection, deepen the experience, and enhance the movement through each stage.

With regards to stage two, we acquire keen adaptation strategies more readily, more quickly advancing from feeling at the mercy of time, to flowing dynamically and gracefully between the changes. Each time we complete a cycle of stage two with regards to any of the polarizing players that come on to the stage of one’s life, we become more of a master for that particular terrain.

The polarizing characteristic of stage two can manifest as two places in the body, which, over the course of an SRI practice session, can start to move rhythmically with each other, even as precisely timed mirror images of each other, serving as a physical and emotional anchor for experiencing the connection between ‘the two players on stage’ in stage two. As life would have it, being that we live in physical bodies, this creates the space for our wisdom to evolve, following in unexpected ways our newly developed coordination.

Not that it can’t go the other way around. That is, with wisdom manifesting as a physical expression in how we posture ourselves. Once the novelty is anchored in the physical body, we own it.