Embodied Cognition

Can movement practices help us deepen the connexion with our cells ? With our breath and a sense of safety in the body ? And do these effects impact our Mood ? Our wellbeing in general ? What are the active ingredients for our health ?

This is what are exploring many scientists around the globe such as Peter Wayne and his coleagues at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Considering the Mind-Body Unite as a whole, they show us how therapeutic movement practices such as Tai Chi and Qi Qong (and Yoga) can be ; help soothing anxiety and depression, help increase the sense of Self and deepen the relationship with our sensations so we can feel safe, practice after practice, inside the body, inside the feelings.

"Although the interdependent relationship between body posture and mental state has not been experimentally evaluated within contemporary research on TCQ or other mind-body practices [e.g., yoga, meditation; but see Shapiro et al. (Shapiro and Cline, 2004)], the expanding field of embodied cognitive science provides a theoretical framework with supporting empirical evidence for investigating this relationship (Varela et al., 1991; Barrett, 2011)."