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March 24, 2021
strong footing: fifteen seated + standing movements

How are we aware? Awareness can come through your knowledge of something. Like what we collectively know about our bodies. Your knowledge affects your awareness. Body knowledge is part of how you can be aware of your own body. Awareness is also your sense of, or consciousness of something. Awareness is what you can tune […]

March 22, 2021
what is body awareness?

Body awareness and being you You might be here because you want to feel joy in moving in your body --and in being yourself. One way to recognize joy as such is through cultivating your body awareness. So what is body awareness?   Defining body awareness There’s the body and then there’s the awareness.   […]

March 19, 2021
what's your reason for meditating?

What's your reason for meditating? Today, I meditated as a way to transition between one type of activity and another. I wouldn't say it was to clear my head, but to be present in being me --rather than in doing stuff. A sort of palate cleanser between doings, if you will. Different days, different years […]

March 17, 2021
wandering road: ten seated + standing movements

What's in a body? Body can be “a body,” a specimen of the human body. The kind of body we study through many lenses (science, medicine, sociology, history, art, and more). Body can also be your body. Unique, experiencing, being. If you'd like, you can ask yourself to notice which body --or bodies-- you bring […]

March 12, 2021
layers of self in meditation

Experiencing layers of self In my last practice, I was struck by the experience of moving my awareness through the layers of my physical body -- seeking a deep level to focus on for meditation. This is part of my practice normally, and it got me thinking that meditation can be a space to sit […]

March 10, 2021
finding your feet: ten seated + standing movements

Why we move Just a few more reasons... We move to feel. To release feelings, to bring on feelings. We move to flee. To get away from ourselves and others. We move to approach. To draw towards ourselves and others. We move to endure. To build strength through challenge. We move to overcome. To break […]

March 8, 2021
why do we move our bodies?

Movement is part of who we are Whether your capacity (or desire) for movement is small or great, whether you're thinking of visible movement of our external bodies or "invisible" movement of our internal spaces, movement is part of being alive. Perhaps because movement is so fundamental to life, we often don't notice it. Or […]

March 3, 2021
shifting perspectives: five seated + standing movements

Why we move Just a few reasons... We move to get things done. To build a house or keep up with others. We move to show our spirits. To dance, to play, to feel alive. We move to stay healthy. To exercise our bodies and minds with routines that sustain us. We move to get […]

February 24, 2021
preparing to stand: ten kneeling + standing movements

Why I love teaching trauma-sensitive yoga Like most of us, I've lived through experiences that hurt. I’ve got stuff that I’ve had to sort through and heal --and am still figuring out. The process and the tools of trauma-sensitive yoga resonate with me for creating a more inclusive sphere in yoga and other shared spaces. […]

February 22, 2021
what goes into mov/ed yoga classes?

It’s a blend of approaches In a previous post I shared some elements of Moved to Heal that make the practices trauma-sensitive (you can read that here). This week, I want to share why I love teaching this way, and how trauma-sensitive approaches show up in my mov/ed yoga classes, as well. Over the years, […]

February 21, 2021
my teaching journey, part one

pain moved me to try yoga At first I was a yoga skeptic. Or really, I just wanted nothing to do with any stylized movement that wasn’t dance. Then my years of dancing began to show up in my body as pain, pain that limited my capacity to move how I wanted. Dancing -- moving […]

February 17, 2021
journey to breathe: ten kneeling + standing movements

Learning to trust Movement, and moving to heal, can help you learn to trust your body, even when you don’t know the cause of every signal. What we feel can be confusing. And most of us need to learn to trust the body --and unlearn ignoring or dismissing it. Trusting our bodies can require hard […]

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