If embodiment and awareness are of interest to you, here are some resources for further study. My practice and teaching are influenced and enhanced by so many teachers, but these are the ones who I come back to again and again. May these resources serve.
Tara Brach – American Buddhist teacher and psychologist.
Bliss + Grit Podcast – My spiritual mentor, Brooke Thomas, is one of the hosts of the podcast. If you do listen, start with Episode 1 and move forward.
Dharma Ocean – Somatic Meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage, led by Reggie Ray.
Adyashanti – Spiritual teacher without a religious affiliation. He talks about “awakening” or enlightenment. Any Youtube video will be great but the one below is good to start. This work is a bit more esoteric and heady but it’s relevant and still easy enough to digest.
Judith Blackstone – Clinical psychologist and creator of the Realization Process, a somatic meditation practice.
Liberated Body – Interviews with and for Body Nerds: movement enthusiasts, manual therapists, anatomy geeks, and anyone interested in the bodies we live in. Hosted by my mentor Brooke Thomas (a prolific podcaster, to be sure).
Kiran Trace – No-B.S. teacher who focuses on the body. I like her older blogs the best.
Pema Chodron – Buddhist nun and phenomenal teacher. Any book is sure to be wonderful but the one I loved is linked below.
On Being with Krista Tippet: “On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.”
Love Notes from Valerie
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