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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.

Liberated Body Podcast Brooke Thomas

    • Alternative Health

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.

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

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

    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.

    • 47 min
    Ep 70: The Farewell Episode

    Ep 70: The Farewell Episode

    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.

    • 59 min
    Ep 69: Posture, Perception, and Presence with Mary Bond

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

    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 instructors, and massage therapists. Mary is also a prolific writer whose articles have appeared in numerous magazines and she has written several books. You may know her best for her book The New Rules of Posture, and in today’s conversation we’re talking about her forthcoming book: Your Body Mandala: Posture, Perception, and Prescence. And her mission, which, much to my delight, is to contribute to humanity’s deeper embodiment.

    • 47 min
    Ep 68: The Realization Process with Judith Blackstone

    Ep 68: The Realization Process with Judith Blackstone

    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 me to be able to introduce one of my teachers here on Liberated Body. Judith is a clinical psychologist and a meditation practitioner and student of contemplative traditions with more than 40 years of experience. She is the author of several books including Belonging Here and The Enlightenment Process, and she is also the co-founder of the Nonduality Institute which is dedicated to the science and practice of non-duality. In today’s conversation we’re talking about “the issues in the tissues”, or how emotional pain gets bound in the body- and also how it can be released, what fundamental consciousness is and why it’s useful to attune to it, how your experience of gravity and your fluidity of movement changes with this embodiment work, what happens when people bypass their stuck emotional pain, and how this work can help what I call the “senseys” of the world- the empaths- to do their work and to live fully without feeling overwhelmed much of the time.

    • 44 min
    Ep 67: Your Movement is Your Lived Experience with Peter Blackaby

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

    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 biomechanics in the UK and internationally. His interest in the last 15 years has been to put some scientific underpinning to the practice of yoga, both in the biomechanical sense and in the mind/body relationship. In today’s conversation we’re talking about moving away from the Western reductionist view of anatomy, what a bottom up approach to yoga looks like vs. a top down approach, how the whole person’s lived experience is tied into how they move, and how yoga teachers can approach working with students who have chronic pain.

    • 53 min
    Ep 66: Breath, Inquiry, and Individuality with Leslie Kaminoff

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

    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 Unity in Yoga, and was part of the committee that established national standards for yoga teacher training. In today’s conversation we’re talking about what it was like to have a front row seat for the birth of the fitness and yoga industries in the United States, concepts related to breath and breath anatomy, the art of teaching and the importance of creating an atmosphere of inquiry in yoga classes and how that can honor students’ individuality and allow for deeper insights.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

cool herc ,

Binge worthy

Excellent excellent podcast for any bodyworker! Brooke does an amazing job of making every podcast "people friendly",understandable and asking the right questions. Driving in my car Ive literally listened to one show after the other. Well done!

N38ula ,

Can’t get enough

The professionalism of this podcast is enhanced by its humor and humility. Brooke is a great curator of content, but she is an exceptional interviewer, which is uncommon (my main complaint with podcasts sharing content like this). She facilitates, keeps a focus, and asks direct questions, and then she steps back enough to let her guest share their knowledge and research. This podcast encourages the listener to question everything shx knows about the body, health, and movement. I now have an exciting reading list of books by experts showcased through these interviews. I’m always buzzing after I finish an episode and can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with someone else. Whether you’re a body nerd, a fascia-nista, or you have power to impact the movement habits of others, you will find something that challenges your relationship with your body and its relationship with the world around us in this amazing resource.

Brooke Craven ,

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Brooke, host of Liberated Body Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition in this can't miss podcast. Brooke and expert guests offer insighful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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