The Body Awake is a show for people interested in health and the human body, in a conversation beyond "body as machine." It's about what we're made of, how we move, how illness, injury and healing happen, and what we can do with that information to live better lives.
It is, ideally, embodied wisdom to be applied — lived — here and now.
The show rests on a few guiding principles:
How we do something is just as important, if not sometimes more, than what we're doing.
Most systems out there have merit; it's a matter of increasing our body intelligence to use well the information available.
We as human beings have an innate capacity to self-heal. That may or may not be the end of the conversation, but it's a starting point.
Information is meant to be applied. This show's primary value is not in knowledge for knowledge's sake, but in the living, n = 1 experiment that is your life.
Our physical bodies and non-physical experiences tend to be deeply interconnected.
Our bodies are inextricibly linked with all that is "not us" too: with the air, the plants and animals, rocks and rivers, and certainly each other.
and your host ...
Hi, I'm Liam. I fancy myself more philosopher than athlete, more likely to drink hot cocoa than go skiing all day. But I do enjoy both, hot chocolate and skiing. Some of my loves lately: heartbreaking autumnal sunsets, my weekly "Spotify suggests" playlist, yoga, dance, watching the ocean do her thing, cutting my own hair, this podcast, learning how my car works, meditation, and sometimes skiing.
I live in Bellingham, WA, and make regular trips to Seattle and my old homeland of Missoula, MT — and sometimes other places, too. If you'd like what I do to come near you, please shoot me a line and let me know.
You can learn more about my bodywork practice, including how we can work together one-on-one, at my website for that: Dynamic Alignment Bodywork.