In this week’s podcast episode, I’m speaking with Shauna Fallihee, who is a classical soprano, voice teacher, and expert myofascial release practitioner. We cover lots of helpful tips for incorporating self-massage into your yoga or meditation practice. And, we also have a lot of fun talking about our shared musical backgrounds and how movement and embodiment practices helped us both mentally and physically (as musicians and general humans).
Shauna explains what myofascial release is, and how it affects our tissues, nervous system, and embodiment (including the senses of proprioception and interoception). We discuss the ins and outs of various self-massage tools and where to use them on the body.
You’ll also hear all about the Vagus Nerve – what it is, what it does, and ways we can affect it for greater well-being (hint: singing is one way, and self-massage is another!). We also talk about making the practice your own, when breath isn’t the best meditation anchor, and how to support your body on an intensive meditation retreat. This episode is jam-packed with interesting info, so give it a listen and let us know what you think!
Resources from this episode:
Yoga Tune Up ® https://www.tuneupfitness.com/
Melt Method https://www.meltmethod.com/
Anatomy Trains (Tom Myers) https://www.anatomytrains.com/
To connect with Shauna, you can visit her website at https://www.embodiedsinger.com/
or follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/embodiedsinger/
To connect further with me (Addie), check out my main website movedtomeditate.yoga
or the Moved To Meditate Class Library at movedtomeditate.com.