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steady in center: fifteen standing + hands/feet movements

Where do you find steadiness?

Moving through a practice --whether of yoga or meditation, sport or dance, writing or drawing, or any kind of skill-- can take you through a range of experiences and feelings. There may be days where the practice will have its own rhythm. Some days that rhythm might draw you in, and some days your own rhythm will pull you out.

Finding steadiness in yourself might mean feeling steady throughout or it might mean feeling ok with the changeableness of the experience.

Steadiness might like change and choosing choice or something else. As you move into this practice, perhaps ask yourself what steadiness feels like for you today.
Listen to "steady in center: 15 movements standing + hands-feet"


The 15 movements offered in the "steady in center" episode

  • Standing, head turn side to side
  • Standing, twist
  • Standing, squat (chair)
  • Warrior 1, lift + lower arms
  • Warrior 1, pause
  • Warrior 1, fold torso forward
  • Downdog, peddle feet
  • Downdog, lift + lower leg
  • Downdog, hold
  • Plank, hold
  • Plank, lift + lower one leg
  • Plank, lift + lower one hand
  • Kneeling seat, hug or cross arms
  • Kneeling seat, twist
  • Kneeling seat, upright or forward fold (child's)

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.

Be moving, be true, be you

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