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waking center: five standing + hands/feet movements

Healing is work

Yoga is often associated with relaxation and general wellness -- with each and every practice. That can be the case for some, and it can also be the case that your experience will vary quite a bit from day to day. Moving through a practice can be work -- not only in the physical movements, but also in what might come up in the form of emotions and stress responses. And that's normal. If you thing over the long-term the practices are helping you work through your healing, it's ok if some days moving through the practice just kinda sucks. One practice does not the whole practice make, so to speak. And healing is an ongoing, one-day-at-a-time process for all of us.

Listen to "waking center: 5 movements standing + hands-feet"

The 5 movements offered in the "waking center" episode

  • Standing, twist
  • Warrior 1, lift + lower arms
  • Downdog, peddle feet
  • Plank
  • Kneeling seat, hug or cross arms

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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