2023 Somatic Movement Summit
Program & Replays
From Object to Process: Changing the Language of the Body
Our languaging of the body is rapidly changing. According to Liz Koch, the limited, isolated biomechanical language that once defined and shaped our perception of self and others is dissolving. A biologically rich vocabulary based on a wild calling is now burgeoning, coaxing and inviting us to deconstruct and decolonize our static conceptual framework so we can emerge from isolation to embrace life as cooperative, expressive, and creative. Now is the time to dissolve the old story and inhabit the new paradigm.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- It's important to use a living paradigm to stop mechanizing the psoas and recognize it as the core tissue of the human body
- Engaging with this embryological paradigm, the psoas becomes smart tissue, growing out of a vibrant, intelligent central axis
- The language of biomechanics speaks of the psoas as the culprit needing to be fixed, while biologically intelligent language speaks of the psoas as a messenger signaling coherency
For over 45 years Liz Koch has explored the primal core tissue called psoas as a messenger of both direct perception and core intelligence — as well as a biological call and response eco-system. A conceptual artist and international educator, she's author of The Psoas Book... Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance... and Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence.
A self-proclaimed psoas aficionado, Liz is passionate about our innate kinesthetic intelligence. Opposed to manipulating psoas, she calls for decolonizing notions of psoas — beginning with changing our model of the body from the current static bio-mechanical dogma to a living embryological paradigm. Whereas the currently colonized approach internalizes a brain-down, power-over construct in which humankind is isolated and idealized, Liz is exploring human potential by tracking core biological expressions that awaken life's deepest longings. Stalking Wild Psoas not only changes the objectified language of the body, but restores us to a dynamic living process.