esther m palmer

reaching for ground: five kneeling + standing movements

We’re feeling creatures

Do you ever wonder why we feel things the way we do?
Are feelings things that happen to us?
Are feelings things that are us?
Things that come from us? Things we do? Things we make?
What do our feelings mean once they happen, once we have them?

As human beings with bodies and brains, of course, we feel a lot of stuff and a lot of different ways. If you wonder about feelings, too, perhaps allow that curiosity into your movement practice whenever you feel open to it. That's all I want to say on "feeling" today -- more next week.

Listen to "reaching for ground: 5 movements kneeling + standing"

The 5 movements offered in the "reaching for ground" episode

  • Kneeling seat, reach or pull arms
  • Hands/knees, cat/cow
  • Hands/knees, balance (birddog)
  • Kneeling lunge, lift + lower arms
  • Standing, 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

After listening to the episode, perhaps take a moment to check in: did you notice something that you want to remember or follow up on? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember.

Be moving, be true, be you

photo credit becky bekks, found on unsplash

Thoughts or questions? I'd love to hear them.

Thoughts or Qs on blog posts


A space to move, heal from daily stresses, and be true to yourself. 
Want a personal introduction? You can schedule a time below.
copyright © 2024 esther m palmer