What does embodied mean? To me, it is about being present to all that is – tuning into our bodies and our hearts.
With bodywork, we usually go to a practitioner to fix us. Similarly, we often see yoga as a self-improvement technique – so to embody our practice is to learn to really inhabit our bodies, to listen to our bodies rather than the auto-pilot ‘doing’ mode of our practice, to see where we get stuck in habit and habitual responses both in our mind and in our movements. Looking inside of ourselves rather than outside of ourselves for healing.
What would our lives feel like if we dropped our limiting beliefs and tuned into our own innate wisdom? We can empower ourselves through a deeper understanding of ourselves.
So to me, embodied is to be empowered.
embodyɪmˈbɒdi,ɛmˈbɒdi/verbpast tense: embodied; past participle: embodied
- 1.be an expression of or give a tangible or visible form to (an idea, quality, or feeling).“a national team that embodies competitive spirit and skill”
synonyms: personify, incorporate, give human form/shape to, realize, manifest, express,