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Every week we're gathering together the thought leaders and experts who are helping us all to more happily inhabit our bodies. Whether you're trying to sort out pain or injury in your own body, or are just a lovable body nerd, we're here for you.

Every week we're gathering together the thought leaders and experts who are helping us all to more happily inhabit our bodies. Whether you're trying to sort out pain or injury in your own body, or are just a lovable body nerd, we're here for you.
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Every week we're gathering together the thought leaders and experts who are helping us all to more happily inhabit our bodies. Whether you're trying to sort out pain or injury in your own body, or are just a lovable body nerd, we're here for you.

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Ep 71: Living Your Body's Intelligence: A Homeplay Episode

7/11/2018
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This episode functions like a little embodiment gift, courtesy of myself and Liam Bowler, who is the creator of the podcast The Body Awake. It is also an appetizer, a teeny tiny appetizer, of our upcoming weekend course: Living Your Body’s Intelligence, this July 28-29 2018 in Seattle. So many of you have gotten in touch with me over the years to say how much you liked the “home play” part of the Liberated Body episodes- i.e. the body-based explorations at the end of each show- so you can...

Duration:00:47:49

Ep 70: The Farewell Episode

10/3/2017
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For the past 3 years I have talked with somatic visionaries about new paradigms of understanding about the human body- and today is the final episode of the show. I have had the great honor of exploring inner space with the exceptional people I got to interview, and with all of you listeners who have formed such a warm and inquisitive community. For the final episode my dear friend Vanessa Scotto- who is also my co-host over at my new show Bliss and Grit- is talking to me about the whole...

Duration:00:59:55

Ep 69: Posture, Perception, and Presence with Mary Bond

7/25/2017
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It is my great good fortune for this to be my second interview with Mary Bond. Mary has an MA in Dance from UCLA, and studied with, and was certified by, Dr. Ida Rolf, the originator of Rolfing Structural Integration. Mary is currently Chair of the Movement Faculty of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO. She also teaches workshops online and in person tailored to the movement needs and interests of various groups such as runners, dancers, Pilates and yoga...

Duration:00:47:09

Ep 68: The Realization Process with Judith Blackstone

5/16/2017
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Today I’m talking with Judith Blackstone. Judith is the creator of The Realization Process, which is an integrated approach to embodiment, psychological, relational, physical healing, and spiritual awakening. That maybe sounds like a tall order, but I’m here to tell you as someone who has been in the somatic fields for 20 years and who just finished my certification in The Realization Process, it’s the most accessible and glorious embodiment work I have come across. So it’s a delight for...

Duration:00:44:48

Ep 67: Your Movement is Your Lived Experience with Peter Blackaby

3/28/2017
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Today I’m talking with Peter Blackaby who is the author of the book Intelligent Yoga which he is currently writing the 2nd edition for. Pete started practicing yoga in 1978 and began teaching in 1986. He then went on to become an osteopath. In 2002 he became involved in the British Wheel of Yoga (which is the governing body in England), and ran a two-year teacher training program for them. Since then, Pete has been running courses for teachers and teaches functional anatomy and...

Duration:00:53:58

Ep 66: Breath, Inquiry, and Individuality with Leslie Kaminoff

3/21/2017
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Leslie Kaminoff has been a yoga educator for the last four decades and is an internationally recognized specialist in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He leads anatomy and yoga methodology workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in the world. He is the co-author of the bestselling book Yoga Anatomy, and the founder of The Breathing Project, Leslie has also helped to organize international yoga conferences while serving as Vice-President of...

Duration:00:51:52

Ep 65: Personal Agency, Movement, and Teaching with Amy Matthews

3/14/2017
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Today I’m talking with Amy Matthews. Amy Matthews, has been teaching movement since 1994. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, and a movement therapist and yoga teacher. Amy is also the co-author of the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy, and together Amy and Leslie teach The Breathing Project's Advanced Studies courses. I will also be moderating a symposium called Beyond Anatomy with Amy at The Breathing Project...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep 64: Movement Matters with Katy Bowman

3/7/2017
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Katy Bowman is a biomechanist and the founder of Nutritious Movement. She is the author of several books including Move Your DNA, Whole Body Barefoot, and her most recent collection of essays, Movement Matters. In today’s conversation we’re talking about the ecology of movement. How does your movement affect not just your health but also humans everywhere, even ones you’ve never met, and how does it affect the health of the planet as a whole? We discuss the real impact of our sedentarism...

Duration:01:01:09

Ep 63: Embodied Living with Mark Walsh

2/28/2017
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Today I’m talking with Mark Walsh, an embodiment specialist who is the creator of the Embodied Facilitator training, Integration Training, Embodied Yoga Principles, and Purpose Blackbelt. His work in embodiment has taken him to a wide range of organizations and communities, from businesses in the UK, to the Middle East alongside the UN, the slums of Brazil, an HIV organization in East Africa, and many other places. In our conversation today we talk about what embodiment means, some of the...

Duration:00:55:41

Ep 62: Beyond Anatomy

1/17/2017
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I’m talking with Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews, and Peter Blackaby about our upcoming somatic symposium in New York this April called Beyond Anatomy. There is a vast amount of information about the body out there (and in here within the show)- so how do we discern what's applicable and useful and not simply make ourselves crazy with information overload? And what is ""beyond anatomy"" to each of us? For me this is a fantastic way to kick off the whole of season 4 as I am dedicating that...

Duration:00:27:41

Ep 61: How Liberated Body Changed Me with Brooke Thomas

8/16/2016
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Bo Forbes turns the tables and interviews host Brooke Thomas with her own and listener questions. Brooke's personal path with her own body, how learning through the podcast changed the way she sees the body, how she parents based on what she's learned, her current practices (particularly in natural movement and somatic meditation), and what the road ahead looks like are all covered in this closing conversation for season 3.

Duration:01:31:42

Ep 60: How Mindful Body Awareness Heals with Cynthia Price

8/2/2016
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I’m talking with Cynthia Price. Cynthia describes herself as a bodywork researcher, and is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Washington in the Biobehavioral Nursing Department. Her clinical and research expertise is in the development of body awareness, or interoception, to improve health and well-being. She is the creator of an approach towards educating people in body awareness called Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy or MABT for short, and is the founder of...

Duration:00:50:49

Ep 59: The Architecture of Living Tissue with Jean-Claude Guimberteau

7/19/2016
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Today I’m talking with Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau. Dr Guimberteau practiced for many years as a hand surgeon specializing in microsurgical replantation and transplantation. He is the co-founder and former scientific director of The Aquitany Hand Institute, and was the director of research at the French Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Many of you know him best for his groundbreaking work exploring and defining the movement of tissues beneath the skin using an...

Duration:00:47:47

Ep 58: Parkour with Julie Angel

7/5/2016
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Julie Angel received her doctorate researching Parkour, and she has a new book out, Breaking the Jump, which chronicles the birth of this movement. The book, and our conversation, wind up tackling the larger issues that have emerged out of Parkour- like how the origin and effects of this movement is about something so much bigger than athletics or physical training; Really how it was and is a way to evolve as a human. We also get into our cultural biases to, on the one hand, abuse...

Duration:00:56:34

Ep 57: Your Body Is Your Soul with Jaap van der Wal

6/14/2016
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Jaap van der Wal is a phenomenological embryologist who is looking for the soul via the embryo and teaches about this all over the world through his Embryo in Motion project. In our conversation today we talked about the dualistic time we are living in and how we make the brain and/or the genes the most important “parts” of the body- how we conceptually consider the body a machine that comes in parts, and the way we separate the soul from the body. Jaap discusses how the embryo challenges...

Duration:00:48:04

Ep 56: Embodied Cognition and Its Effect on Health with Cathy Kerr

5/31/2016
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Cathy Kerr is the director of the Mind In Body Lab at Brown University. Her research focuses on whether brain rhythms underlying body awareness and movement are actively modulated by mindfulness and movement practices such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Her hope is that understanding how these therapies work will have a positive impact on conditions like aging and chronic pain or functional disorders where these approaches have shown the clearest therapeutic benefit. She joined me today to talk...

Duration:01:05:54

Ep 55: A New Paradigm of Anatomy with John Sharkey

5/17/2016
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In this episode I am talking with John Sharkey who is a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, and European Neuromuscular Therapist. He has developed the worlds only Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy which is Accredited by the University of Chester, he is on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, the International Journal of Osteopathy, and the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.. He is also a member of the Olympic Councils...

Duration:01:07:19

Ep 54: The End of the Structural Model with Eyal Lederman

5/3/2016
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Dr. Eyal Lederman joins me to talk in particular about his paper titled “A process approach in manual and physical therapies: beyond the structural model" and his controversial view that the structural model is outdated and needs to be replaced. We discuss what he sees it replaced with and how patients are treated at his clinic, and what the benefits are to people when we expand beyond structural explanations for things.

Duration:00:55:53

Ep 53: Interoception in Practice with Bo Forbes

4/19/2016
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Bo Forbes is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and Integrative Yoga Therapist. We’re following up on the last two episodes which are pretty interoception based- first with Will Johnson and then with Norm Farb. A central guiding theme of Bo’s work is with interoception, and she has put together the Interoception Tribal Council which is bringing together researchers, primarily neuroscientists, who are looking at interoception and its effect on the whole person’s health both physically and...

Duration:01:02:59

Ep 52: Interoception, Contemplative Practice and Health with Norm Farb

3/29/2016
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Neuroscientist Norm Farb's research focuses on the intersection between present moment awareness and well-being. Today we are discussing one of his papers, Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. What are the benefits and risks of honing one's ability to feel what's going on in their body? And what do we appraise that input to mean based on our perceptions of the world?

Duration:01:05:27