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Awakening Body Consciousness

Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart

Patty de Llosa, author of The Practice of Presence, Taming Your Inner Tyrant, and Finding Time for Your Self, as well as co-editor of Walking the Tightrope: The Jung-Nietzsche Seminars as Taught by Marion Woodman, is a contributing editor of Parabola Magazine and The Daily Good. She is a life coach and teaches Tai Chi, Qigong and the Alexander Technique in New York City. Her website can be accessed at

Heartfelt, practical, accessible, spirited

Come alive to your Body Being — the multi-faceted container that takes us everywhere we want to go and helps process everything that happens to us. Whether you wish to explore spiritual development, practice your own presence in the world, or simply live more richly, Awakening Body Consciousness was written for you. It links the teachings of scientist and sage, of Knowledge and Being, providing practical advice and exercises to help you cultivate a new level of body awareness. This seven-step path to vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health unites body consciousness with the heart’s own sense of truth and the mind’s best attention.

Why seek spirit through the body? Because it is the nexus where soul and spirit connect with the ever-thrumming energy of life within us. Our DNA, our psyche, the hands that create and the minds that invent — all are aspects of the living body and are dependent upon it. Awakening Body Consciousness combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science to reveal how our bodily presence, our sense of everyday presentness, can serve as a bridge toward the I-consciousness within us.

Are we thinking animals? Are we minds dragging a body along behind us? What is mindfulness full of? Rooted in the author’s decades of bodywork and studies of world religions and ritual practices, psychology and neuroscience, Awakening Body Consciousness forges a new path to developing conscious awareness. Through the practice of attention to our own presence-in-the-world, we are able to open ourselves to the experience of unity in body, mind and heart.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-78976-045-3
Paperback Price: £14.95 / $19.95
Release Date: May 2020
Page Extent / Format: 160 pp. 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No






Step One: Activating Your Fundamental Power
Why Body Consciousness?
Are You Ready?
Adopting a New Attitude
Changing the Way the Brain Works
Dissolving the Habits that Imprison You                                                                      
Neutralizing Judgmental Attacks
Sitting by the Well

Step Two: Coming to Your Senses  
Listening to the Call from Below
Connecting with Flesh and Bones
Embodying the Soul
Seeing Through the Eyes of a Tiger
Ensouling the Body      
Processing Pain as Information
Collaborating with the Healer Within

Step Three: Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth
Accessing the Healing Power of Earth
Acknowledging Your Living Matrix
Investing in the Ultimate Anti-Aging Strategy
Receiving Earth's Gift
Unloading the Burdens You Carry
Coming Up from Below
Standing Like a Tree

Step Four: Quieting the Monkey Mind
Emptying Your Cup
Coming Down from Above
Practicing Beginner's Mind
Developing a Free Attention
Bringing Your Mind to Your Movement
Embodying an Image
Circulating the Light

Step Five: Breathing Into Balance
Accepting Imbalance
Creating Conditions for Change
Celebrating Limitations
De-Activating Stress
Getting Out of the Way
Looking for Help in a New Direction
Engaging in the Action of Being
Step Six: Aligning Body, Mind and Heart
Staying in Front of the Lack
Becoming Pervious
Making a Conscious Shift
Cultivating the Three Treasures
Applying Four Keys to Well-Being
Standing in Your Own Truth
Settling Down on Rumi's Field

Step Seven: Forging New Relationships with Yourself and Others
Living the Questions
Discovering that "We Is What Me Is"
Dancing with the Divine
Awakening to the Conscious Feminine
Activating a New Feeling
Healing in the Quantum Field
Spontaneous Combustion

About the Author

Awakening Body Consciousness is a clear, authentic must-read in the pioneering new field of body-to-mind awareness that upends 400 years of ‘I think therefore I am.’ Highly recommended!” Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Body Learning

“In this transformative book, Patty de Llosa draws on the latest neuroscience as well as a lifetime of diverse wisdom practices to guide us to the Holy Grail of spirituality: the union of mind and body in the service of our true Self.” Jeff Zaleski, Editor and Publisher, Parabola Magazine

“As Patty recommends, take care of your body first. If you want to have good spirit, create a container for it!” Robert Peng, Qigong Master, author of The Master Key

“Awakening Body Consciousness invites us to become aware of the sacred nature of the body, and that all levels of reality, material as well spiritual, are potentially mirrored in it. Patty brings many very helpful exercises for ensouling the body and embodying the soul.” Ravi Ravindra, author of The Wisdom of Patñjali's Yoga Sutras and other books

“How do we get so separated from our bodies, our souls, and how to begin the reparation of this schism? Awakening Body Consciousness provides a most helpful roadmap to this recovery process from a sure-footed mentor to those peaks and declivities awaiting each of us in the healing voyage.” James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, author, most recently of Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times

“Awakening Body Consciousness builds many important bridges as it integrates cutting edge neuroscience with timeless metaphysical teachings. Practice diligently and watch the changes unfold!” Steven Weiss, D.O. Director, The Medicine Lodge Clinic

“I challenge you to take a leap and actually embody what Patty is calling you to taste in this vitally important book.” Michael D. Frederick, Senior Alexander Technique Teacher “Patty brings a completely new edge to ‘presence-ing,’ step-by-step clear instructions as to where one can actually locate enlightenment.” Biet Simkin, spiritual teacher and author of Don’t Just Sit There eview Quotes to Follow

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