Embodiment means how we are – our manner of being. The context through which we feel, think, see the world, relate and take action both individually and collectively.
Awareness of subjective felt sense of the body, rather than medical science that studies the body outside in, embodiment is inside out.
- Awareness, attention, intention, posture, movement and breathing are the major tools of embodiment.
- Understanding how our cells are constructed, our history is in our bodies, and what we’re capable of in the future; it’s awareness in and AS a body, not just of a body.
- Awareness brings choice; rather than being victims of our habitual modes, we can choose how we respond and relate.
- Layers of embodiment; shows up different relationally, where we are and what we’re doing
- Personality; set of habitual patterns, longer term level of embodiment, more fully
- Cultural: heritage, where we’re from and how we’ve experienced