What is it about?

Mindful movement integrates not just body, mind and world, but also cognition and consciousness (as defined by Maturana and Varela) within the environments we live in. This ongoing balancing act enhances our awareness and helps us adapt and align our behaviour more coherently with the world we are a part of. These patterns of living, over time, determine our evolution.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

Because human technologies are already being used to manipulate ourselves and our world in ways that alter our evolutionary path, conscious participation in our evolution as a species is urgently called for. Evolving our consciousness so we can consciously evolve is among the most critical challenges our our times.


We can know a lot about the body, and we know an enormous amount through the body, but actually being a body well - being a human being well -- remains an ongoing challenge. Our bodies have much to teach us about how to live well together, with one another and with our planet. This kind of knowledge, or know-how, has a critical role to play today as we try to change behaviours to meet the environmental and social challenges before us.

Ann Moradian

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Human ecologies and conscious evolution1, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, December 2021, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/jdsp_00032_1.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page