Embodiment - Moving beyond mindfulness (英語) ペーパーバック – 2019/11/24
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WELCOME HOME TO THE BODY
In our frenzied world, it’s easy to lose touch with our bodies. Often rushing, feeling tense and off-balance, brutalised by overwork, lacking community, and hooked on technology; many of us find ourselves disconnected. But something can be done about the numbing of modern life. This is where embodiment comes in.
Beyond just being mindful, you can make friends with your body and feel at home again in your own skin. Your body can be an anchor of sanity in turbulent times, and give you Jedi-freakin powers beyond merely coping. This book offers you a no-nonsense toolkit, clearly explaining what the hell embodiment is, and providing practical tips to help you to reconnect. Illustrated with evocative poems and the author's own story of war, love and loss; this book is a deeply personal overview of the emerging field. It shows how yoga, meditation, dance and other embodied practices link together, and offers a clear map to cut the hippie c**p, and make sense of the complexity. Feeling human again is catching on. A gentle revolution of returning home to the body is happening. The movement movement has begun and every BODY is welcome.
Mark Walsh is the founder of The Embodied Facilitator Course, Embodied Yoga Principles, The Embodiment Podcast and The Embodiment Conference. With an honours degree in psychology, 20+ years of yoga experience and an aikido black belt, he has dedicated his life to embodied learning. He has taught everyone from street kids to the rich and famous, in over 50 countries. His hobbies include offending pirates with his swearing, impressing cats with his stroking, and embarrassing drunks with his dancing.
“A brilliant book, distilling decades of embodied exploration with a unique blend of wisdom, wit, irreverence, and humour.” - Joel & Michelle Levey, founders Wisdom at Work, authors of “Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness”
“Fun, accessible, fresh, while still grounded and full of profound insight, Embodiment is a must-read for all humans." - Jessica Graham, Author of “Good Sex: Getting Off without Checking Out”
Aikido 6th Dan
Chief Instructor, Aikido of San Diego
Second, this book is a representation of Mark’s thorough mapping of the field of embodiment. He’s interviewed and worked with all sorts of embodiment specialists around the world and brings multicultural expertise to the table (which helps when understanding humanity - which is what embodiment is all about). This book is honest and straightforward, contains both professional advice and poetry, and has great graphics! It’s also FULL of humor and SUPER easy to read- you can read it little by little as it’s broken up into multiple subheadings.
Third, the quality of the book itself is quite nice. The cover is softer than I was expecting so it feels good in my hands, the spine is strong, and the ink doesn’t easily bleed through the pages (which is great if you like to write in books like me). There’s also a few blank pages in the back for notes or doodles :)
Overall, this book is a STEAL for the information provided, the work and experience the author has put into the field, and for the personal experience he provides within these pages. The poetry, the stories, the resources, the bullet point lists and graphics <3 it’s all wonderful. Thank you for this gem, Mark!