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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 barriers and build bases. We move to be social. To feel connected and to laugh...
Listen to "finding your feet: 10 movements seated + standing"

The 10 movements in the "finding your feet" episode

  • Cross-leg seat, fold forward
  • Cross-leg seat, cat/cow
  • Forward-leg seat, lift arms
  • Forward-leg seat, lean back
  • Low lunge, lift + lower back knee
  • Low lunge, twist
  • Side lunge, arm reach
  • Side lunge, lift arms forward + lower down
  • Downdog, peddle feet
  • Downdog or standing forward fold, breathe

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.


Integration suggestion

When you discover movement that resonates -- whether in one of these practices or in a sport or just moving without a label, let it become part of your life. Notice when you need it and when you don't. Gradually, one move at a time, you can build your own movement resource library, just by doing and noticing.

Be moving, be true, be you

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