Embodied Inquiry: Writing, Living and Being through the Body by Celeste Snowber

By Celeste Snowber

Embodied Inquiry is on the market to all who are looking to deepen the relationship to their our bodies. here's the muse to determine your physique as a spot of inquiry, studying, knowing and perceiving. hearing the sensual understanding and aliveness in the physique can tell our own lives and display the connections among residing, being, and growing. Snowber writes this e-book in poetic and visceral language as a love letter from the physique wooing readers to inhabit their very own skins and rejoice the gorgeous and paradoxical position the place obstacles and pleasure reside jointly. referring to the vastness of our body’s name to us, Embodied Inquiry explores solitude, paradox, notion, lament, waking as much as the sensuous, ecology, listening, and writing from the physique. this isn't a handbook, yet a publication to accompany you in befriending the physique and allow your individual gestures, tales and physically methods of being lead you to hear your individual rhythm. even if an artist or educator, researcher or administrator, performer or poet, seeker or scientist, you can find this ebook as a spouse to maintain a colourful lifestyles and co-create a greater world.

“A appealing, inventive and hugely unique ebook. Written with ardour and knowledge, this ebook makes major contributions to arts-based study, inventive study perform, embodiment, and dwelling crafty, intentional and attached lives. a beautiful achievement.” – Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., writer of Method Meets Art and editor of the Social Fictions series


“Snowber deals knowledge for studying to stay exotically, erotically, emotionally, and ecstatically. interpreting Embodied Inquiry is like strolling on a wasteland path, in sunlight-infused rain, studying to include the chances of energy and vulnerability, pleasure and grief, love and loss.” – Carl Leggo, Ph.D., poet & professor, college of British Columbia

“Weaving prose and poetry, Snowber awakens our sensual and embodied self on the very roots of residing. This deeply own paintings will stream educators, researchers, artists, and people for whom lived event is center to their inventive processs.” – Daniel Deslauriers, Ph.D., Professor, Transformative stories Doctorate application, CIIS

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Creativity is birthed syllable by syllable, step by step as one opens to the attentiveness to the beat of one’s own breath and heart. The art of listening is being rehearsed. A rehearsal for the brilliance of one’s own beautiful life. Embodied practices are the entry point for inhabiting one’s own extraordinary life and become as important as rules of grammar. This is the grammar of the heart, the grammar of the gut, taking action into form. I bring my classes through a walk in silence, so the senses are more fully alert and alive to the shades and colours of the natural world and sounds humming in the universe.

When we give ourselves full-heartedly, in the body to living, we also open ourselves up to writing in a delicious, fresh approach, where inspiration arrives as wind. Language comes from the physiology of breath and tongue, saliva and sweat. Breathing requires inspiration and expiration and so do our words. We originate from oral cultures. The breathing, sensate body where words leap from the feet to throat is our inheritance as human beings and one, which calls us back home. The twenty-first century has been informed by technology and there is an emphasis on writing coming from the head, as if it is all up there in the brain and the brain is not part of the body.

My boys and I each found our ways of abandoning our bodies to the snow and feel the invigoration of weather through our fingertips. One child ran into the snow and made a snow angel. Another lay in snow with his mouth open wide catching the luminosity of flakes. I walked for hours and let dusk unwrap me in the changing colour reflected off white and green cedar. The following poem emerged from the joy of watching one child surrender to a winter day. Moist Manna You lay prostrate snow bound to ground under canopy of virgin flakes mouth wide-open catching moist manna Ten-year old son having snowday you should be at school but I let you stay home taking in a curriculum of slowed time noticing white beauty caressing shades of green cedars open branches a prayer of surrender Could there be an aesthetics of first fallen snow 28 WAKING UP TO THE SENSUOUS in a geography where rain is the main meal?

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