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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.


What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How embodiment can change your life
  • Why you should explore different yoga pose archetypes
  • How embodiment can help you achieve deeper connections


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Show Highlights:

  • 2:40 - Embodiment yoga practices can provide entirely new experiences and challenges in the way we feel in our bodies. what you experience. Actually feeling the differences between child’s pose and warrior poses provide us with a new emotional and psychological point of view that can give us deeper insight into ourselves.
  • 7:45 - A powerful short term  benefit of embodiment can utilizing micro-postures in our everyday lives to achieve certain archetypes in mind and body. Bringing this form of embodiment off the mat can help us engage that pattern, archetype or energy in a beneficial way.
  • 18:40 - In the long term, embodiment can really impact your life. It can lead to better emotional and physical health, as well as stronger and more meaningful relationships.
  • 22:00 - Practicing embodiment allows us to live with deeper integrity. We have access to stronger connectivity and bliss that may not be available to others who avoid exploring themselves and their bodies in this revolutionary way.


Your Favorite Quotes:

  • “In a balanced yoga practice there so many archetypes we move through.” - Cate Stillman
  • “Where are you gazing - where are you directing your attention and energy?” - Cate Stillman
  • “The more embodied you become, the more bliss you have access to.” - Cate Stillman
  • “To be in contact with yourself is to be in contact with others and the planet.” - Mark Walsh


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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.

Connect with Mark on his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram