Musings

R A G E…Fear & Psoas

May 25, 2021 by lizkoch
R A G E…Fear & Psoas
  Recently while watching a dad carry his crying 2-year-old son through the airport, I heard him telling this small child to “stop it." Sensing this dad’s frustration, I felt his threatening tone reverberating through my own body. This raised some important questions: what does it... [Read more...]

Coming to Our Senses as White Women

March 23, 2021 by lizkoch
Coming to Our Senses as White Women
I recently taught a zoom class for women titled “Race & Body: Dissolving Whiteness in Core Expression.” I have this belief that sensory explorations can dissolve the dissonance and unintended power over gestures that are being underscored in our society and which are often embodied in our... [Read more...]

Moving Whiteness: Re-Wilding Our Animal Body

February 17, 2021 by lizkoch
Moving Whiteness: Re-Wilding Our Animal Body
Shortly after completing my final manuscript of Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence, a book that focuses on rewilding psoas by changing the language of body from object to living process, I came across My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our... [Read more...]

Tracking Whiteness

December 2, 2020 by lizkoch
Tracking Whiteness
Tracking Whiteness   “The health of tracking verses the illness of shame” ~ Barri Malek ~  Part One ~  Meeting somatic educator and author Resmaa Menakem and tracking my early years of whiteness (16:53 mins) [player id=26019] Part Two ~ Whiteness as un-metabolized ancestral... [Read more...]

White Bodies, Psoas, & Gesturing Power Over

June 18, 2020 by lizkoch
Power over is an adaptation that can be seen in what I refer to as the “colonized white body.” A specific and intentional social conditioning that shapes the body of whiteness. Over the past several weeks, I have watched the news and read social media quips written by white bodies that I... [Read more...]

Fluid Core ~ A Way Out of Freezing Fear

April 12, 2020 by lizkoch
Fluid Core ~ A Way Out of Freezing Fear
Fear is the only instinct that has the power to immobilize us. As an involuntary muscle, psoas as part of the sympathetic neuro-core* is both a primal mover of our core integrity and part of our fear response.  When for example, a child is threatened and told to stop crying it may seem... [Read more...]

Welcome to Core Awareness™

Liz Koch is an international educator and author who seeks to dissolve the objectification of “body” in order to re-conceptualize human beings as biologically intelligent, self-organizing, and self-healing. Employing biomorphic and embryonic paradigms, Liz redefines psoas as smart, expressive tissue that is both elemental and universal.

Core Awareness fosters core integrity and self-efficacy as creative and expressive human beings.

Here at Core Awareness you’ll discover new ways of understanding the psoas. In addition to the blogs there is an educationally rich sourcing free for the taking. Explore my videos, articles, podcasts, interviews, FAQ’s and community links and let yourself go wild!