Science Meets Philosophy Meets Living Body Wisdom
What is the Awakened Body? (In a nutshell)
“The same insane forces that exploded the stars, the planets, the
infinite galaxies into existence, that conspired to create the entire animal
kingdom out of a soupy mass of cells that self organized into jellyfish,
manta rays, moray eels and you — is never not living and existing in
you. When you relax, the system works to its best capacity to let you be
And aliveness is, in and of itself, awake. When you move into the felt
sense of your living essence, your body lives happier” – Tara Judelle,
creator of EmbodiedFlow TM
How does science meet philosophy, then meets living body wisdom?
This triad brings an unusual melding of scientific evidence, the scriptures that have
guided yogis for centuries but have had no regard in science and the wisdom of the
one and only true source… our own living body experience. When these three are
moving in unison, suddenly, all the planets align and the experience unfolds into a
series of ‘AH HA’ moments.
How does the Awakened Body connect with yoga?
Every cell in our 37 trillion plus, is living and breathing. It metabolises, exchanges
oxygen and is consciousness. Once we can drop into the mind of the matrix of cells
that make different systems in the body we can ‘awaken’ to these from a non-
thinking, experiential body-mind. Awakening or enlightenment is and has always
been the realm of the yogis.
What attracted me to the Awakened Body theory
What attracted me and had my brain explode into stardust is that there is no
theory, none at all. No telling, no books, no ‘information’ as such. This is pure,
living , breathing, experience of no-thinking movement directly fro the body
itself. It is not something I can express well enough because only an
individuals own experience can lead them to truth.
How do I implement it in my daily life and yoga practice?
My personal yoga practice both deepened and shifted a few thousand gears, I
started moving in ways I hadn’t experience since childhood, and it came from a deep
remembering. Learning to check in and feel the resonance of different systems and
organs and allowing my muscles to simply become the means for expression,
creates movement for which I can but witness in astounded silence. At first my
practice became slower and I learned to ‘sit back’ and experience but with practice,
just like any ‘new’ learning is becomes more efficient and quicker.
I believe this is part of our evolution, to move from a luminous, awakened
body is to evolve beyond the limitation of that which we already know. It is to move
into the unknown, move from grace and consciousness and have your thinking brain
be the last to know about it. It is to Evolve. As yogis yes, but most importantly, as
There has never been a you in reaction to this earth before. And there
never will be again. Unless you know the truth for yourself, from your
own living experience, you are living someone else’s experience. This is
true in all aspects, Yoga asana is no different. We must re-learn how to
move from our own body’s felt sense to be truly whole.