• The Wakeful Body

  • Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom
  • By: Willa Blythe Baker
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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By: Willa Blythe Baker
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
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A highly practical and approachable guide to somatic meditation with easy practices for accessing the body’s inherent mindfulness, from an expert in somatic meditation.

Tap into the wisdom of the body with down-to-earth practices like “Surrendering to the Breath” and “Befriending Feelings” that allow the body to become the source of mindfulness. Willa Blythe Baker introduces meditation practice as the cultivation of a way of being, rather than a way of doing. It is a way of being that is self-aware, self-compassionate, and embodied. This way of being is not limited to practice on the cushion or on the yoga mat—somatic mindfulness is available at any moment, activated by attention to the body’s wisdom and its teachings.

Discover the three layers of embodiment, from the earth body of flesh and blood, the subtle body of sensory experience and emotion, and the awareness body of consciousness. The three parts of this book explore these layers through turning attention to the physical, energetic, and mental dimensions of human experience. By diving deep into the body, listeners will find that they already have what they need. Concentration, wisdom, compassion, kindness, and joy are waiting there.

©2021 Willa Blythe Baker (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Great body mind instructions!

Excellent book. It would be easier to connect with the ideas if more personal examples were included. It would make it easier to imagine author’s experience. Nevertheless, this is an excellent book!