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November 12, 2021
what keeps you from connecting?

It's hard to connect As I said last week, connection is essential to us. And yet, it can be terrifically difficult to build or seek out when something (a fear, a past experience, a struggle, whatever) gets in the way. Before this week's practice of Sat Yam (inviting us to "let go" of thoughts we […]

November 8, 2021
reclining forms TSY practice for the week of Nov 8

reclining and resting There are many forms in which one might find rest, and reclining isn't automatically one of them. If you'd like to try this week's practice, you're welcome to let go of assumptions about what the experience might be. Maybe let yourself find a moment or more of being present with the experience […]

November 5, 2021
we all need connection

Connection is human We are social creatures, humans. We need relationship and connection with other humans. We can also find connection with other creatures and lifeforms. We're wired with this need and this capacity. I think that's beautiful and scary, and all the more reason to practice recognizing and cultivating it. This week, I share […]

November 1, 2021
core warm up, a mini moves practice

Warming up your center... ....is so good for us! I think. I'm speaking purely from my own experience, so take my enthusiasm with a grain of salt. If you also like to ease into your body, warming up hips, core, and shoulders, whether to move into your day or into a fuller movement practice, I […]

October 29, 2021
sounds that resonate with you

You can find your sound If you have one! In my practice of this week's meditation (humming bija mantras) along with other mantras I've learned over the years, I've noticed (and been encouraged to observe) that some just feel better than others. I prefer to repeat some sounds and skip over others. And there is […]

October 25, 2021
seated forms TSY practice for the week of Oct 25

taking time to sit for a while And be with your own experience.   Listen to "Seated Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 25"   What’s in the TSY practice episode of Moved to Heal? I offer standing forms and movements. If you want to see some of the forms, you can search […]

October 22, 2021
what do you visualize?

Seeing differently We each have our own perspective, our own way of seeing things. Of making sense of things outside of us, and of visualizing things inside our minds. Even in meditation! In this episode, I talked a bit about the variation of experience in visualizing and how awareness of your own visualizing can shape […]

October 18, 2021
lunging hip stretch, a mini moves practice

Just a little bit goes a long way It's super easy to skip doing a movement practice because of time --or the expectation that every practice needs to be long or "full". So. not. the. case! Just move when you need it. Enjoy!   Listen to "Mini Moves - Lunge Hip Stretch"   What’s in […]

October 15, 2021
caring for yourself through the yamas + niyamas

Taking care of you Self-care is a bit of a buzz word -- something we all need and probably need to learn how to do, and also something many of us eschew, perhaps because it isn't as easy as taking a bubble bath (unless that's your thing!). Before diving into the meditation practice in this […]

October 11, 2021
standing forms TSY practice for the week of Oct 11

standing on your own two feet Not always a simple thing! I invite you to explore what it feels like to you.   Listen to "Standing Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 11"   What’s in the TSY practice episode of Moved to Heal? I offer standing forms and movements. If you want […]

October 8, 2021
finding time through calm

Time inside We all experience time in our own ways, and many of us are familiar with the experience of "not having enough of it". Last week, I was advising college student on time management and my main advice was to find ways to take care of your basic needs first. Perhaps there will always […]

October 4, 2021
sunbreaths, a mini moves practice

Just breathe, just move Sunbreaths are my go to when I just want to feel the rhythm of breathing in my movement. They can be used for lots of different things, so of course please let them be for you what you need! Enjoy!   Listen to "Mini Moves - Sunbreath Variations"   What’s in […]

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