Most of the benefits of mainstream meditation are available through Somatics practice. In fact, many meditation practices inadvertantly exclude “body” at the cost of “mind”, while intending to integrate the two. The practice of Somatics is a truly integrated practice that nurtures quiet of mind and the ability to be present to experience life more openly. Somatics actually builds and tunes the Nervous System to be more adaptable, present, and able to sense and respond properly to the environment. Somatics can be an excellent and necessary compliment to meditation, as many meditators are limited by musculoskeletal discomfort.