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August 9, 2020
what's a sharira, anyway?

Try meditation technique "Sharira Shodhana" with Esther Palmer, after listening to an introduction to the practice and instructions in how to get started.

July 26, 2020
when "focus on your breath" just isn't enough

Try meditation technique "Arohan Awarohan" with Esther Palmer as a meditation or a movement practice. Get started with an introduction to the practice and how-to instructions.

June 23, 2020
what I've learned about how we learn

Thank you to Nesa by Makers on Unsplash for the photo   Black Lives Matter inspired me to learn I think about learning a lot. How to do it better, how to help others learn, just how necessary the skill of learning is for us to thrive. When George Floyd was murdered in broad daylight […]

June 15, 2020
black lives matter

Thank you to Andy Witchger for the photo.   BLACK LIVES MATTER. WE ALL NEED TO BE SAYING IT. Mov/ed is about learning to learn — and what I'm learning right now is many many many of us have a lot to learn about racism in our country and how to stand up against it. […]

December 18, 2019
what makes a habit?

What makes a habit? We talk a lot about "good" habits and "bad" habits, but not so often just about "habit". What makes a behavior a habit? Can any behavior be made into a habit? Should all desirable behaviors be cultivated into habits?   Good vs bad... vs not at all? "Good" and "bad" behavior […]

December 8, 2019
arohan awarohan kriya - episode 404

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #404 with Arohan Awarohan kriya. photo credit harli marten on unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #404 Listen to "Ep 404 - Arohan Awarohan Kriya with Shushumna" on Spreaker. What’s in this episode? I use this practice of arohan awarohan kriya to guide you explicitly to bring your awareness a […]

December 4, 2019
your breathing diaphragm

The Breathing Diaphragm The diaphragm is a muscle. It looks like this from underneath: And like this from the front (sort of):   And from the side, "e" is the space where the diaphragm lives, between the lungs + heart above and the abdominal organs below. What does the diaphragm do? The diaphragm is a […]

November 17, 2019
nadi shodhana + sat yam kriya - episode 400

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #400 with Nadi Shodhana + Sat Yam Kriya. photo credit tyssel patel on unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #400 Listen to "Ep 400 - Nadi Shodhana and Sat Yam Kriya" on Spreaker. What’s in this episode? Well first let me say, wow. 400 episodes?!? I'm reminded what you can […]

October 12, 2019
hum sa kriya with morning grounding - episode 390

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #390 with hum sa kriya. photo credit emma simpson on unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #390 Listen to "Ep 390 - Hum Sa Kriya Meditation - Morning Grounding" on Spreaker. What’s in this episode? I guide you through a version of the hum sa kriya meditation practice with a […]

October 11, 2019
moving for meditation - episode 389

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #389 with gentle movement. photo credit mohamed nohassi from unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #389 Listen to "Ep 389 - Gentle Movement Practice" on Spreaker. What’s in this episode? I guide you through a simple, gentle movement practice that is great to do before meditation! What's it good for? […]

October 4, 2019
hum sa kriya imagining sound - episode 388

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #388 with Hum Sa Kriya. photo credit Derek Story on unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #388   Listen to "Ep 388 - Hum Sa Kriya Meditation - Imagining Sound" on Spreaker.   What’s in this episode? I guide you through a version of the hum sa kriya meditation practice. […]

September 24, 2019
AUM kriya - episode 384

Esther's Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #384 with AUM kriya, grounding meditation practice. Photo by v2osk on Unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #384 Listen to "Ep 384 - AUM Kriya Meditation with grounding talk" on Spreaker. What’s in this episode? I guide you through a version of the AUM Kriya meditation practice. I start out […]

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