On today’s episode, we’re joined by Tara Teng, an Embodiment Coach and author of ‘Your Body is a Revolution: Healing Our Relationships with Our Bodies, Each Other and the Earth.’ Tara is also a TEDx Speaker, a former Miss Canada and was named Canada’s “Woman of the Year”.
Throughout our conversation, we discuss Tara’s journey from feeling disembodied in her everyday life, to waking her body back up to its full aliveness. Growing up in a religious household, she was taught that her body is sinful, and ended up numbing herself in order to feel safe. Through deep self inquiry and embodied exploration, she shed the patriarchal standards that were forced onto her, and learned to listen to her true inner wisdom.
We discuss tips for regulating your nervous system when you feel activated, as well as the myth of ‘self-regulation.’ We also talk about how our disconnection from ourselves is intrinsically tied to all the systemic injustices happening around the world.
Tune into this episode to learn how to anchor yourself in your own full embodied ‘yes’ and step into your own revolution.
IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
- The key moments that shaped Tara into the person she is today.
- What it felt like to be disembodied.
- How a religious upbringing negatively impacted her body image, and how she stopped the cycle with her own children.
- How women subconsciously uphold patriarchal systems.
- The deep and potent relationships you can experience when you’re living in alignment with your truth.
- The importance of letting your body be the guide.
- Why reconnecting with nature is the key to regulating our nervous systems.
- The ways in which the climate crisis is related to our relationship with ourselves.
- Why self care must lead to community care.