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Brooke Thomas of liberatedbody.com is gathering together the thought leaders and experts who are shedding light on what it means to thrive in our bodies. Whether you're a body nerd, or someone who is looking to turn their cranky body happy again, the Liberated Body Podcast has the resources you've been looking for.
 
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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. So many of you have gotten in touch with me over the years ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 teache ...…
 
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 fin ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 Anato ...…
 
Today I’m talking with Amy Matthews. Amy Matthews, has been teaching movement since 1994. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, and a movement therapist and yoga teacher. Amy is also the co-author of the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy, and together Amy and Leslie te ...…
 
Katy Bowman is a biomechanist and the founder of Nutritious Movement. She is the author of several books including Move Your DNA, Whole Body Barefoot, and her most recent collection of essays, Movement Matters. In today’s conversation we’re talking about the ecology of movement. How does your movement affect not just your health but also humans ...…
 
Today I’m talking with Mark Walsh, an embodiment specialist who is the creator of the Embodied Facilitator training, Integration Training, Embodied Yoga Principles, and Purpose Blackbelt. His work in embodiment has taken him to a wide range of organizations and communities, from businesses in the UK, to the Middle East alongside the UN, the slu ...…
 
I’m talking with Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews, and Peter Blackaby about our upcoming somatic symposium in New York this April called Beyond Anatomy. There is a vast amount of information about the body out there (and in here within the show)- so how do we discern what's applicable and useful and not simply make ourselves crazy with information ...…
 
Bo Forbes turns the tables and interviews host Brooke Thomas with her own and listener questions. Brooke's personal path with her own body, how learning through the podcast changed the way she sees the body, how she parents based on what she's learned, her current practices (particularly in natural movement and somatic meditation), and what the ...…
 
I’m talking with Cynthia Price. Cynthia describes herself as a bodywork researcher, and is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Washington in the Biobehavioral Nursing Department. Her clinical and research expertise is in the development of body awareness, or interoception, to improve health and well-being. She is the creator of ...…
 
Today I’m talking with Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau. Dr Guimberteau practiced for many years as a hand surgeon specializing in microsurgical replantation and transplantation. He is the co-founder and former scientific director of The Aquitany Hand Institute, and was the director of research at the French Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aes ...…
 
Julie Angel received her doctorate researching Parkour, and she has a new book out, Breaking the Jump, which chronicles the birth of this movement. The book, and our conversation, wind up tackling the larger issues that have emerged out of Parkour- like how the origin and effects of this movement is about something so much bigger than athletics ...…
 
Jaap van der Wal is a phenomenological embryologist who is looking for the soul via the embryo and teaches about this all over the world through his Embryo in Motion project. In our conversation today we talked about the dualistic time we are living in and how we make the brain and/or the genes the most important “parts” of the body- how we con ...…
 
Cathy Kerr is the director of the Mind In Body Lab at Brown University. Her research focuses on whether brain rhythms underlying body awareness and movement are actively modulated by mindfulness and movement practices such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Her hope is that understanding how these therapies work will have a positive impact on conditions li ...…
 
In this episode I am talking with John Sharkey who is a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, and European Neuromuscular Therapist. He has developed the worlds only Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy which is Accredited by the University of Chester, he is on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, the I ...…
 
Dr. Eyal Lederman joins me to talk in particular about his papertitled “A process approach in manual and physical therapies: beyondthe structural model" and his controversial view that thestructural model is outdated and needs to be replaced. We discusswhat he sees it replaced with and how patients are treated at hisclinic, and what the benefit ...…
 
Bo Forbes is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and Integrative Yoga Therapist. We’re following up on the last two episodes which are pretty interoception based- first with Will Johnson and then with Norm Farb. A central guiding theme of Bo’s work is with interoception, and she has put together the Interoception Tribal Council which is brin ...…
 
Wil Johnson is the founder of the Institute for Embodiment Training. In today’s conversation we dove into what Dr. Rolf’s original concept of “The Line” was, and discuss its implications for both finding delicious support in our bodies and also for its ability to evoke our evolutionary potential.
 
Dr. Steve Gangemi, aka The Sock Doc, has ruffled more than a few feathers with his proclamations that stretching is for Bozos... these days he's tempered his statement to "stop mindless stretching". He joins me in this conversation to talk about what stretching even is, what flexibility is really a reflection of (hint: it's not your stretching ...…
 
I give my take on the 7th Biotensegrity Interest Group, the 1st Biotensegrity Summit, and the 4th Fascia Research Congress all of which recently took place in Reston, Virginia.
 
James Earls, author of Born to Walk, takes a very whole system approach to understanding walking.We talk about how the whole body walks, different schools of thought that have looked at walking in “parts” instead, how we are seduced into seeing anatomy with the same eye that we look at the manmade world around us, his homage to Robert Hooke who ...…
 
Dr. Dan Keown, who is both a Western medical doctor and a Chinese medicine doctor joins me for a conversation about his book The Spark in the Machine. We talk about many of the crucial things that Western medicine ignores- things like fascia, extracellular fluid, how an embryo knows how to organize around a seeming blueprint, and how your spiri ...…
 
Joanne Avison, author of Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy, and Movement, talks with me about fascia and why it has been overlooked historically (which includes a fascinating tour through the history of anatomy and its relationship to the Catholic church), how we form embryologically and what implications that has for biomechanics vs. biotensegrity (or bio ...…
 
Juliet Starrett talks about the non-profit she and her husband Kelly have founded, Stand Up Kids, which aims to spread movement rich classrooms throughout the nation. They've started with their children's public school in California, which this August aims to be the first chair-free school in the United States. How can standing desks create a m ...…
 
How have our "advances" physical disempowered infants and children? What long terms costs does that have? How might the epidemics related to poorly functioning nervous systems be linked to or influenced by this? How do we send the message that what is "out there" is more important than what is "in here"?What are some of the movement-related pre ...…
 
Frank Forencich and I talk about "the long body". A Native American term about how we are massively connected with the biological and social world around us. Where does the human body begin and end? Why is our perception of ourselves as isolated units dangerous? Why do we have nervous systems?Are we currently living in an alien environment?What ...…
 
Where are we teaching critical sensing skills (instead of just critical thinking skills)? What is true physical education? Are classical meditation forms incompatible with modern life and the modern mind? How do we use the expressive capacity of our bodies to connect as communities of humans?
 
Barbara Loomis talks about the surprising symptoms that can spring from uterine malpositioning- urinary incontinence, constipation, fertility issues, and even knee pain with ovulation. We also talk about the normal movement of the uterus, what we can do to keep it in as happy a position as possible, and some of the cultural things that contribu ...…
 
I am talking with Dr. Stephen Levin about what biotensegrity is, the many ways that we are not like skyscrapers, how the difference between the bicycle wheel and the wagon wheel can illustrate the concept of how we are “pre-stressed”, what viscoelasticity is, the shoulder as a sesamoid bone, some examples of the many tensegrity structures we ca ...…
 
I talk to somatic pioneer Judith Aston about the Aston Kinetics paradigm and how it integrates seamlessly with other paradigms like yoga, Pilates, and personal training, how seeing the body is taught in those disciplines and what seeing the body even means, our bodies not just as self-contained units but also about their interactions with the p ...…
 
Dr. Eyal Lederman talks about his paper, The Myth of Core Stability. We get into the assumptions that were pulled out of the research which have lead to the core stability model, how dividing muscles into “core” and “global” groups is a reductionist fantasy, why the focus on the transversus abdominus is faulty, and the problems training for cor ...…
 
Dr. Steve Gangemi, aka The Sock Doc, is a chiropractic physician and MovNat certified trainer who is merging functional neurology and nutritional biochemistry into mainstream natural healthcare. We talk about foot health as a gauge of a person’s overall health, the recent Vibrams 5 Fingers lawsuit, orthotics, the dangers of stretching, why you ...…
 
Gil Hedley is an ethicist and anatomist who runs unique human dissection labsthat are much more about discovering the reality of our connectedness than about finding the separations between things. We talk about how our model of the body determines our relationship with it, the superficial fascia and what’s up with everyone ignoring it?, differ ...…
 
Dr. Carolyn McMakin talks about Frequency Specific Microcurrent, our bodies as electromagnetic systems, the history of electromagnetic medicine, and the dramatic results of Frequency Specific Microcurrent on a diverse range of things from inflammation to shingles. As an expert in Fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndromes she also talks about the ...…
 
Amanda Joyce talks about her work as a Parkinson’s Disease Movement Disorder Specialist. We get into how powerful movement can be, even in progressive disease processes, and Amanda also talks about her own journey with scleroderma.
 
Mary Bond, author of The New Rules of Posture, talks about how and why the word “posture” is problematic, how poor posture becomes chronic, what muscular armoring is and how it interferes with our functioning, the distinction between support and stabilization, the relationship between facial and spinal tension, and what it means to be a tongue ...…
 
Michol Dalcourt is the director of the Institute of Motion. He and I talk about what “farm kid fit” means and why it matters, how are we are upright if our bones don’t touch?, how fascia moves the body- not just muscles- our body as a fluid organism and why we need to pay attention to its fluid dynamics, tensegrity! (one of my favorite subjects ...…
 
This being the week of Thanksgiving in the US, I am talking about Liberated Body’s self-care, movement scavenger hunt, holiday giveaway spectacular which kicks off on the facebook group (www.facebook.com/liberatedbody) on Friday the 28th. For 9 days I am giving away my favorite self-care gifts for 2014. Each day we will have a different movemen ...…
 
Todd Hargrove is talking about what happy movers have in common, how learning better movement is more like sculpture than painting, the feather-ruffling information that posture does not predict pain levels- and how posture still matters and why. We also dig into motor control, cortical maps, the neuromatrix model, and all kinds of wild things ...…
 
I talk with Jill Miller, co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise formats Yoga Tune Up and The Roll Model Method about her recent book by the same name (The Roll Model), the current pain epidemic in our culture, why self-care is health care, the difference between good pain and bad pain, and what it takes t ...…
 
I’m talking with Gary Ward who is the founder of Anatomy in Motion, and the author of the book What the Foot?. He talks about how Anatomy in Motion is based on understanding how the body moves- or what the body does and when it does it, why change can happen in minutes instead of months, why Gary is not a fan of stretching, redefining “neutral” ...…
 
Anne Tierney and I talk about Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching,what the advantages are of this kind of eccentric training, why alleviating global imbalances is the name of the game, how all of this can lead to a pain-free life, the dangers of overstretching, and why the results of this kind of work are more lasting.…
 
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