About the Author

Will Johnson

Will Johnson began his return to the body in 1974 with the Sufi Faraji Dance Troupe and the poetry of Rumi. For more than 30 years, he's taught Buddhist meditation and, as a trained Rolfer, applied Ida Rolf's somatic healing principles. He is the...

Awakening the Body

The Path of Somatic Surrender

Will Johnson

from Sounds True

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To stretch like a cat or wriggle like a baby in the sheer delight of the body—it's the natural way of all living beings. Yet most of us have spent our lives numbed to the sensual realms of tactile awareness. When the world threatens us, teaches Will Johnson, we learn to tighten our bodies and lose ourselves in thoughts, experiencing our lives at arm's length.

But the good news is that what was learned can be unlearned. Awakening the Body is much more than a body-awareness meditation program. It's a complete course to return to the life fully felt.

Merging Ida Rolf's somatic discoveries, Buddhist body-awareness training, Sufism's ecstatic paths of movement and the heart, and many unique methods developed with his fellow students, Will Johnson shows you how to:

  • Attune naturally to the many subtle dimensions of physical sensation
  • Revive dampened memories and stifled emotions held within your body
  • Restore your full somatic energetic flow for greater health and vitality
  • Move effortlessly into the unified field of pure sensation–the realm of the liberated body and self

Have you felt vaguely disconnected or dissatisfied with your life? That perhaps an exotic vacation, new career, or spiritual discipline might be the cure? For many, the answer can't be found "out there"—what we need is to reconnect to the full, shimmering aliveness our bodies were meant to experience. With Awakening the Body, you now have the clear and tested guidance to return to your true home, the realm of vibrant and fully embodied presence.

Product details

Audio Download:
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Contents 1 Audio download (3 hours, 45 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-710-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-710-0
Product Codes 1339w, d1339w, dd01339w

Customer Reviews

By Tara B
Date Added: Monday 21 July 2014
This program has been very helpful to me, while being fascinating and deeply freeing. I was caught in a tangle of practices, methods, systems and Will's work is helping me so profoundly come into this-here-now-and ME, embodied. There is not much more gratifying and fulfilling to me than experiencing myself at home in this amazing body, senses alive, clarity intact, connected with all life. Thank you Will and Sounds True.
By Roy B
Date Added: Monday 12 August 2013
Will Johnson's practices will help you get in your body in a deeper way. Doing some of these practices, I felt a level of experience beyond what I've known before- kind of hard to believe really. Hopefully many can share in the joy of doing deep body based practice.
By donna lopez
Date Added: Thursday 26 January 2012
Fascinating! Must spend more time and attention to re-listening as
the concepts are compelling and
clearly expressed.
By Sylvia Bercovici
Date Added: Monday 5 December 2011
Excellent, clear instructions for experiencing embodiment. Important acknowledgment that these are the instructions of the Buddha in the Four Foundations of MIndfulness.
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