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I started blogging on yoga back in 2012, when I first started teaching. As such, this archive spans many years of an evolving perspective and knowledge base. Enjoy!
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January 25, 2021
what makes moved to heal trauma-sensitive?

An important discovery I'd been teaching for years before I stumbled across trauma-sensitive yoga. I'm not sure what inspired me to attend that first training, but it opened my eyes to exactly the kind of practice I need for myself and am drawn to offer others. I'll say more about that in a future post. […]

January 20, 2021
preparing for calm: ten reclining + seated movements

This week's Moved to Heal practice offers the same reclining and seated movements as last week in a slightly different order. Sometimes the sequence of movements changes the way we experience them. I hope you'll give either or both of these 10 movement practices a try, perhaps as a way to connect to your body […]

January 13, 2021
gradual arrival - ten reclining + seated movements

This week's Moved to Heal practice starts lying down and gradually moves up to seated. It could be useful as a gentle way to tune in to your body, or perhaps to take a break from a long period of sitting at a computer --something most of us can relate to these days!   what's […]

January 6, 2021
pausing to breathe - five reclining + seated movements

Moved to Heal gets a format update Last week I introduced a "5 forms" format that I'll be trying out for the next six months. Each episode will include 5 forms or starting shapes, and in these I'll invite you to try 1, 2, or 3 different actions. I'm saying that form + action = […]

December 31, 2020
five moves to get started

As we head into 2021, I'm trying a new normal for the Moved to Heal episodes. I'll offer episodes with 5 forms (seats, stances, shapes) each with an action choice (such as lifting the arms, rounding the spine, etc). You'll see the same forms and actions over and over, in different combinations and sequences each […]

December 23, 2020
the four parts of your breathing

Inhales, exhales -- is there more to our breathing than just these two sides of the breath? Yes! I like to notice the four "parts" of your breathing: inhale, transition, exhale, transition.   What’s in this episode of moved to heal? I introduce the "four parts" of breathing in two ways. The first way is […]

December 16, 2020
breathing into your whole being

Breathing happens with and without our conscious input. For example, most of the time we can consciously take a "deep" or "full" breath when we desire. This is just one way of engaging with our breathing. This practice is about tapping into that conscious engagement.   What’s in this episode of moved to heal?/h6> In […]

December 11, 2020
being led by breathing

Where breathing sometimes overwhelms my practice of Hum Sa kriya, I find the opposite to be true with Sat Yam kriya: breathing always leads me in to the kriya technique in an effortless way. But that's just me! Your experience may be different, similar, or not really even in the same ballpark!   What’s in […]

December 9, 2020
noticing your breathing in your moves

When you're moving, there's lots to pay attention to -- what's going through your head, the moves you're doing, the sensations you feel -- which makes noticing your breathing just one of a long list of things you can that we can be aware of while moving. This week, I invite you to try choosing […]

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