Nov 26, 2018
Yoga can be a great form of spiritual practice or a method of physical activity. One less common way to practice that deserves attention, however, is through embodiment. Mark Walsh is a powerful advocate and teacher of embodiment through yoga. By focusing on ourselves and how certain posed make us feel, we can really connect with our feeling and our personalities on a deeper level.
Mark’s embodiment yoga courses teaches us how to utilize the different archetypes present in yoga poses to strengthen those aspects of ourselves to which we have weaker connections. Embodiment practices can teach us that Warrior two makes us feel confident and warrior-like, but also how we can utilize similar micro-poses in our everyday lives to give us access to those same systems of being. Finding these new connections within our own bodies allows us to also form better connections with the world around us - something that can benefit anyone willing to give it a try.
Mark Walsh has dedicated his life to embodied learning. He founded the Embodied Facilitator Course, Embodied Yoga Principles, Purpose Black Belt and Integration Training. He has taught in nearly thirty countries and made embodiment available online through The Embodiment Podcast and The Embodiment Channel, which has gained over 13 million hits on YouTube.
He has a degree in Psychology, an aikido black-belt, and has trained with various body-mind masters and in various approaches, including Non-Violent Communication, body psychotherapy, and meditation. His clients have included Unilever, L’Oreal, Virgin Atlantic, AXA, Shell, Newfield coach training, Liberty Global, Sussex University and The House of Lords. He has worked with peace and trauma projects in Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the slums of Brazil, East Africa and with the Sierra Leonian Army.
Mark has been featured in articles and podcasts by publications including Elephant Journal, Yoga International, OM magazine, Sivana East, and much more.
Embodiment as a general topic for discussion! If you have the time to tune in, this podcast with Liberated Body may inspire further discussion points.