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September 6, 2021
get comfy to let go of tension - a mini moves practice

New on Moved to Heal! We're all at different stages of our healing journey, so I decided to begin including some "regular" mov/ed yoga practices in addition to the trauma-sensitive yoga ones on the podcast. The new "Mini Moves" episodes follow the same style of teaching I use in my general population classes that I […]

August 27, 2021
can we let go of thoughts?

The good of letting go Today's practice is all about "letting go" of certain thoughts that we no longer need (the kind that may have been useful once, but their purpose has run its course). What does it mean to "let go" of thoughts? How do we do this? Is it ok if they come […]

August 23, 2021
taking pauses: fifteen belly down + seated movements

how do you pause?   Listen to "taking pauses: 15 movements belly down + seated"   The movements offered in the "taking pauses" episode Lying on belly, rest forehead on hands Lying on belly, backbend Lying on belly, leg lift Kneeling seat, pause Kneeling seat, forward fold (child's) Kneeling seat, twist Hands/Knees, cat/cow Hands/Knees, arm […]

August 20, 2021
revisiting meditation for stress, part 2

Quick stress break? I'm on summer holiday, so this week's episode is a recast from the earlier days of the podcast. Enjoy!   Listen to "Ep 519 - Meditation for Stress, Part 2 - Recast Ep 167"   What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation? Can you meditate and create stress reducing brain changes when […]

August 16, 2021
exploring all sides: ten belly down + seated movements

sides and parts Where do you experience different sides of yourself? Does it depend on location, company, or activity? Do different practices and movements help you be aware of all the ways you're you? Sometimes, it can be challenging to just be ourselves when who we are can seem to change with our environment. Of […]

August 13, 2021
revisiting meditation for stress, part 1

Sit your stress away I'm on summer break, so this week's episode is a recast from the earlier days of the podcast. Enjoy!   Listen to "Ep 518 - Meditation for Stress, Part 1 - Recast Ep 160"   What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation? I tackle the answers to common questions about meditation […]

August 9, 2021
breathing in stillness: ten belly down + seated movements

Start with ten seconds Taking a pause in stillness to notice breathing might be akin to taking a moment to notice being --being alive, being you, being ready for the next moment perhaps. Some days the pause is welcome and some days it might be overwhelming, and you can practice it when it feels ok, […]

August 6, 2021
allowing yourself rest

What helps you rest? And what kinds of rest and recovery do you need? Beyond sleep (enough of which we now know is crucial for our health and wellbeing), we also need rest that gives us space to process, to heal, to grow. More on that in the episode, enjoy!   Listen to "Ep 517 […]

August 2, 2021
close to center: five belly down + seated movements

Thank you, floor Being on the floor tends to make me more aware of my body. Bringing legs and torso closer together by virtue of sitting on the ground reminds me that my legs are part of me. Letting the floor support me reminds me that I'm a system of many parts that work together. […]

July 26, 2021
revisiting: four-part breathing on moved to heal

In this practice, I'm inviting you to notice and/or engage with the "four parts" of your breathing: inhale, pause/transition, exhale, pause/transition.   Listen to "Four Part Breathing - RECAST Ep 13" on Spreaker.   What’s in this episode of moved to heal? I introduce the "four parts" of breathing in two ways. The first way […]

July 19, 2021
revisiting: full torso breathing on moved to heal

In this practice, I'm inviting you to engage with your breathing by directing your breath attention to four different areas of your torso. When put all together, these four areas comprise what I'm calling a 360 degree breath.   Listen to "Full Torso Breathing - RECAST Ep 12" on Spreaker.   What’s in this episode […]

July 16, 2021
revisiting practicing mantra in meditation

Old school This week's episode is a recast from the earlier days of the podcast. I guide you through Hum Sa kriya technique with the additional use of a mantra, the sound 'gam' (my pronunciation sounds like I'm saying "gum" in my non-descript American English, and any ol' way you pronounce it is fine!). Enjoy! […]

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