What is rhythm?
I'm a dancer so I think of rhythm in terms of moving my body in time with music -- so that when the music moves, I move in a way that's related in a way that can be recognized, so long as one knows how to hear the movements in the music and see the movements in the dancer. That's a really narrow definition, and not really what we have in mind when we talk about finding rhythm in a yoga practice.
Here I invite you to think of rhythm as more of an internal song or dance. When you move --or when you choose to be still-- does it follow your own need to move or to be still? Do you experience moments when your movements and choices flow, whether with yourself or others? That's just a starting place. You might also ask how you define rhythm for yourself, and let the answering be your guide.
What’s in the "rhythm" episode of moved to heal?
I invite you to try moving on breath in seated forms. If you want to see any of the forms, you can search by title in my library of yoga forms.
The forms + movements offered in this episode
- Kneeling arm lift + reach back
- Kneeling arm open + close
- Seated cat cow
- Seated side bend
- Seated twist
- Seated forward leg fold + lift
While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose.
What makes this trauma informed?
Choices, invitations, noticing, open-ended experiments. Read more about those here.
Be moving, be true, be you
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