The Body Awake
About This Show
The Body Awake is a podcast for people interested in health and the human body, and in having a conversation beyond the body as merely a machine.
It's about what we're made of, how we move, how illness, injury and healing happen, and what we can do with that information to live better lives.
Most Recent Episode
Embodied Movement, Politics and Doing Your F#@*ing Work With Mark Walsh — Ep 29
7 days ago
"Listening is a somatic skill." "We'd go from these guys saying 'your family has killed people in my family, and I want to kill you' to, hours later, being able to sit and eat together at the same table [through embodied aikido training]." Just a couple of many gems from this show's guest, Mark Walsh. Mark is an embodiment facilitator who's worked in war zones, in board rooms and yoga studios. Mark is, I think, a sharp sword who is doing some really good work in hacking away old, stagnant beliefs from their roots. It's about being in the world — political, if you will — and not about isolating "the body" from our lived experienced, which very much includes one another. Thanks, Mark. Hope you enjoy, y'all. Here's the Embodied Yoga Principles video playlist on YouTube. Mark's e-book Centring: Why Mindfulness Alone Isn't Enough.