esther m palmer

moved to heal

a movement practice podcast

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April 29, 2024
mov/ed class: moving through your range

There's a stopping point for every shape or movement in our body. A point past which our bones do not go (without injury). For many of us, the far extreme is unnecessary to test. And just inside of your edge is a full range of possible movement that you can keep (or regain) by moving […]

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about the podcast

Moved to Heal is a podcast of trauma-sensitive movement and yoga practices. In each practice episode, I'll remind you that you have choices in your movements; invite you to notice things like breath, feeling, and movement; and celebrate healing through movement, one practice at a time.

I created Moved to Heal to create a safe space to move and "tune in" to yourself. As a podcast there are no visuals to copy, no required location or attire, you can engage with the movement offerings from where you are, exactly as you are.

As a new podcast, Moved to Heal will see some developments in its first year. I'm seeking input from you, listeners + movers, as well as a network of community care providers ( therapists, counselors, human service professionals) on ways to make Moved to Heal more useful.

All practice episodes will include "everyday" moves, and some will also include yoga forms (e.g., down dog, warrior, etc), while following a standard structure:

  • welcome!
  • list of movements 
  • review episode structure and options 
  • describe all the movements
  • "cue" all the movements, offering choices with each
  • rest or stillness
  • closing, till next time!

In addition to practice episodes, I'll share occasional "about" and "how this works" discussions on movement and healing. 

Feel free to email me with questions anytime.

a space for you

Moved to Heal is meant to be a safe and inclusive space. I'm always open to ideas for how to do this better for you. My hope is that the podcast helps you spend time moving "in" your body, making choices that feel right to you, and building awareness.

As part of the awareness building, you might choose to take some time after the practice to record what you noticed, perhaps in a journal or as a voice memo. If you prefer to leave what you notice in the time and space of the practice, that's perfect, too.
The practices are offered through a trauma-sensitive or trauma-informed yoga approach, which I believe is useful for anyone it speaks to, because we all need to heal from hurts at some point in our lives.

If you're a trauma survivor and working with a therapist or counselor, I encourage you to discuss your Moved to Heal experiences with them when you're ready.

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A space to move, heal from daily stresses, and be true to yourself. 
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