Mon 22 Apr 2024
This months hub lesson focuses on the Body, Heart & Mind Gates.
This event ended on Mon 22 Apr 2024.

Embodied Intelligence

Each Study Hub lesson explores a gate from the Movement Medicine Mandala. The Hub's monthly lesson structure is made of weekly practices available for members every Monday. You're welcome to join the Hub anytime and no prior Movement Medicine experience is required. All live content is recorded and available for your convenience.

Embodied Intelligence, or the Journey of Empowerment is another way of describing what we also call the "vertical axis". Clarifying and strengthening our vertical axis involves connecting, aligning and balancing body, heart and mind - our somatic intelligence, our emotional intelligence and our consciousness. This internal "linking up" often opens doors to new and profound ways of knowing and experiencing. It is a powerful invocation and is one of the central tenets of Movement Medicine.

The areas that are touched upon in the Keynote are:

Welcome and Introduction, The Descartian Split, Gifts from Neuroscience, Psychosomatic & Somatopsychic, Mind and Motion, Posture, The Thinking Body, The Dance of the Understudy, Seeing the way in a crisis, The Cardigan 😂, The Interoceptive Key, Feelings, What’s the best thing to do next?, Interoception, Resonance and Empathy, How do we learn interoception? and a Conclusion.

You will find references to the page numbers of what I have quoted from Guy Claxton's book "Intelligence in the Flesh" in the Keynote script.

The Mini Keynote (4 mins) will be helpful to watch as preparation for this month's Live Class and Mini Embodiment Practice and is about Gendlin's "felt sense".

Words such as: warm, cold, soft, hard, tingly, expansive, loose, tight, dull, aching, bright, sharp, open, closed, bubbles, clenched, porous, can be useful for your interoceptive "felt sense" practice.

I also recommend the "My Body, My Friend" Keynote for more about the sensitive work of "thawing" or re-sensitising the inner body so that the resonance of aliveness can hum all the way through our beings. 

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