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finding warmth: ten standing + hands/feet movements

Humming is warming

Humming, singing, speaking, and listening to the human voice -- all can be soothing to the nervous system. When the sounds communicate a safe relationship, they can help to boost your vagal tone. What is vagal tone? It's basically how easily you can move between being agitated and being calm.) Which means that if you like humming or singing, or listening to either, you can feel good about doing more of it!

And if you enjoy humming, I invite you to try it during your movement practice, maybe while standing or sitting, or wherever it feels right.

Listen to "finding warmth: 10 movements standing + hands + feet"


The 10 movements offered in the "finding warmth" episode

  • Standing, twist
  • Standing, squat (chair)
  • Warrior 1, lift + lower arms
  • Warrior 1, hold
  • Downdog, peddle feet
  • Downdog, lift + lower leg
  • Plank, hold
  • Plank, lift + lower one hand
  • Kneeling seat, hug or cross arms
  • Kneeling seat, upright or forward fold (child's)

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

photo credit dan cristian padure, found on unsplash

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