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soft stance: ten standing movements

Bringing awareness into practice

For most of us, body awareness is a blurring of what we feel in our body and what we've learned about our body. Can you recognize this in your own awareness? Perhaps notice where that blurring --which you might experience as complex or unsure, among other things - feels ok for now.
Listen to "soft stance: 10 movements standing"


The 10 movements offered in the soft stance episode

  • Standing, side bend
  • Standing, roll down + up
  • Warrior 1, arms hug or cross
  • Warrior 1, bend + straighten leg
  • Standing balance, tree
  • Standing balance, lift straight leg
  • Warrior 2, lift + lower arms
  • Warrior 2, reach + tilt torso
  • Standing, backbend
  • Standing, pause

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

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