Soma Arts

Kundalini Yoga   Tantra   Personal Training   Diet   Meditation

What’s the difference between using the body and being embodied?

Using the body as directed by the ego requires force. The difficulty with using force is that the ego/mind doesn’t necessarily perceive clearly how much energy the body actually has for actions. Being out of tune with intuition and the body’s energy is fine sometimes but chronically it leads to severe stress, and as most doctors would agree, the progression toward various disease states.

Being embodied means you are centered and present to how spirit/flow/energy is moving you and motivating action. When we are embodied we recognize that energy is always moving through us, and if we honor this flow we can also see clearly how this energy is guiding the personality to take particular actions in life. When we are embodied we recognize being active in life is innate and that authentic actions and expression rise from within us, and all we have to do is get out of the way. When embodied we recognize the language of the body as intuition, emotion (energy in motion), and instincts.

Most of us fall somewhere within the spectrum from embodied to using the body. The reason this is so important has not only to do with moving toward optimal health or aligning with our purpose; but something much more primal and fundamental about what it is to be human, The Body is Life and Life has Nothing to Offer but Flow. All experiences in life must move through our senses, both physical such as smell/sight/taste… and also those more subtle such as clairvoyance or clairaudience. Our ability to experience life fully depends entirely on how aware we are of our own unique sensory process.

Soma Arts is all about the body and our union with the body. Various systems from around the world including Western modalities such as Exercise Physiology and Personal Training to more Eastern approaches such as Kundalini Yoga and Tantra are utilized in the design of all client programs and group sessions.

So how is Joel “Akal” Akins qualified to instruct on these matters?

I’ve practiced Yoga and Meditation daily for over 12 years. I hold degrees in related fields, B.S. in Kinesiology and M.S. in Applied Exercise Physiology; and also eduction in more esoteric perspectives, Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. I have worked as a personal trainer for close to 15 years and I have taught over 1000 Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, and Taoist classes. The path I have taken to embodiment has ignored no facet of what it is to be human, all of life’s arenas have been honored and worked with, from diet to sex, from relationships to money; as it’s all relevant to appreciating and living an embodied life.

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