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More on feelings

Some feelings are in our brains and some feelings are in our bodies.
Some feelings are thoughts. And some feelings are sensations.

For example, the pain I have in my knees is a sensation in my body, I guess. The frustration in my mind, the pain in my regret that I have to work with this physical pain in my knees -- that is more of a feeling in my mind.

Really, though, I don't think there's too much distinction between feelings in the brain and feelings in the body. That may be how we distinguish or perceive what's happening -- we think of feelings as coming from our brains or bodies, of being in our minds or physical being, of happening to us or being us. Sometimes these distinctions are useful, sometimes they’re not. I invite you to be open to what you think --and feel.

 
Listen to "balancing + breathing: 10 movements kneeling + standing"

 

The 10 movements offered in the "balancing + breathing" episode

  • Kneeling seat, lift + pull arms
  • Kneeling seat, sweep arms
  • Hands/knees, cat/cow
  • Hands/knees, side to side
  • Hands/knees, birddog balance (limbs reach forward/backward)
  • Hands/knees, side birddog balance (limbs reach out to the sides)
  • Kneeling lunge, lift + lower arms
  • Kneeling lunge, twist
  • Standing, side bend
  • 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
esther
 
 

photo credit john towner, found on unsplash

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
esther
 
 

photo credit becky bekks, found on unsplash

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