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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. And a little time breathing, resting, and observing can open up channels of communication within my internal systems.

If you're comfortable being on the floor, perhaps ask yourself or reflect after the practice on how it's useful to you.

Listen to "close to center: 5 movements belly down + seated"


The 5 movements offered in the "close to center" episode

  • Lying on belly, backbend
  • Kneeling seat, forward fold (child's)
  • Hands/Knees, cat/cow
  • Kneeling lunge, fold + lift torso
  • Forward-leg seat, pause

I guide you through this practice step by step, and you can choose to skip or stay with any area you like.


What makes this trauma informed?

Choices, invitations, noticing, open-ended experiments. Read more about those here.

Be moving, be true, be you

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