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expanding: standing forms on moved to heal

Moved to Heal gets a new format

I'm trying out a shorter, more concise format for the Moved to Heal practice episodes.

In the new format, the practices are shorter, and most offer forms grouped by "type": standing, seated, hands and knees (or hands and feet), reclining, prone, and breathing. I've also eliminated the section where I describe the movements in the practice (if you like that part, please let me know!), on the understanding that most people tuning in are somewhat familiar with yoga forms and the names of movements. Just in case you want more information about a form or movement, I created a yoga forms library. I'm still building it out and some forms or movements may not be posted yet. That said, if you want to see one that is missing, please write me about it --just in case I don't realize it's not there!

I hope you'll give this new format a try and let me know what you think! Do you prefer one version over the other? Did I cut anything that was useful to you? Did I add something you really like?

Any feedback you're comfortable sharing will help me make the podcast better for you!

Listen to "Expanding Standing Forms" on Spreaker.

What’s in the "Expanding" episode of Moved to Heal?

I offer standing forms and movements that have a wide or "expanded" base. If you want to see any of the forms, you can search by name in the library of yoga forms.

The forms + movements offered in this episode

  • Warrior 2 / wide lunge stance
  • Wide-legged stance / wide-legged forward bend
  • Triangle / side hinge
  • Standing spiral or twist

While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose.


What makes this trauma informed?

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


Integration suggestion

After listening to the episode, perhaps take a moment to check in: did you notice something that you want to remember or follow up on? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember.

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