Everytime I hear the term embodiment it rings in me like something I long to realize. I have an intuitive notion of what embodiment means and the string of this knowing is plucked each time I read or hear about it – leaving a vibratory ache for greater understanding that is ineffable. I believe that my understanding of embodiment will continue to evolve for the rest of my life. For now, all I know is that there are times when I feel more filled out, like more of me is permitted to live. There are times when my attention is not captivated by my ego and it holds the tender elements.
A few weeks ago, after my dubstep yoga experience described in my last post, I attended an in-depth anatomy workshop led by Matthew Van Der Giessen of Edmonton. Matthew teaches beginner and advanced level anatomy workshops through the Yoga Association of Alberta and this was the third workshop of his that I have attended. I was excited to attend this workshop because the first two I did with Matthew a number of years ago was the only times I’ve ever felt genuinely excited about anatomy. Matthew has spent a number of years studying a somatic approach to the body which emphasizes “sensory based learning and the organization of movement through.