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Trauma-sensitive yoga practices facilitated by Esther M Palmer. I'll remind you that you have choices in your movements, invite you to notice breath, feeling, and movement, and move through some healing, one practice at a time.

Learn more + support the podcast at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

Credits: all recordings by esther m palmer, intro music found on pixabay music, podcast photo by Eric Bandiero.

Moved to Heal Esther M Palmer

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Trauma-sensitive yoga practices facilitated by Esther M Palmer. I'll remind you that you have choices in your movements, invite you to notice breath, feeling, and movement, and move through some healing, one practice at a time.

Learn more + support the podcast at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

Credits: all recordings by esther m palmer, intro music found on pixabay music, podcast photo by Eric Bandiero.

    Seated Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 25

    Seated Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 25

    In this TSY practice episode of Moved to Heal, I offer seated forms and movements. If you want to see some of the forms, you can search by title at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    The forms + movements offered in this episode:
    - forward leg seat / straight leg seat
    - forward leg seated fold
    - boat seated balance
    - seated twist
    - seated or reclining rest

    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose.

    Integration suggestion: after listening to the episode, perhaps 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.

    You can give this practice a try when you're ready! Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates
    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 19 min
    Mini Moves - Lunge Hip Stretch

    Mini Moves - Lunge Hip Stretch

    In this Mini Moves episode of Moved to Heal, I offer movements that build up to a lunge-based hip stretch. It's a short but well-rounded little practice, one that I might find useful after sitting for a long time. I hope you'll use it however it suits you!

    Forms + Movements
    - Sunbreaths
    - Chair / squat + stand
    - Runner's lunge (aka low lunge)
    - Table top on hands and feet (aka reverse table top where the arms are behind you)
    - Seated fold
    - Seated or reclining rest

    Some of the forms may be pictured in my yoga forms library at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose. You can learn more at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

    Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for the Moved to Heal newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates
    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 18 min
    Standing Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 11

    Standing Forms TSY Practice for the week of Oct 11

    In this TSY practice episode of Moved to Heal, I offer standing forms and movements. If you want to see some of the forms, you can search by title at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    The forms + movements offered in this episode:
    - chair or wide squat
    - high lunge or forward lunging stance
    - hinge
    - balancing quad stretch
    - seated or standing rest

    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose.

    Integration suggestion: after listening to the episode, perhaps 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.

    You can give this practice a try when you're ready! Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates
    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 23 min
    Mini Moves - Sunbreath Variations

    Mini Moves - Sunbreath Variations

    What's in this Mini Moves episode of Moved to Heal?

    I offer a practice of sunbreaths, linking breath with movement where the movement is of the arms, torso, or arms and legs together.

    Forms + Movements
    - Sunbreaths
    - Chair breaths (aka Squat + Stand)
    - Forward lunge stance (aka Warrior 1)
    - Simple stance (aka Standing)

    Some of the forms may be pictured in my yoga forms library at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose. You can learn more in the show notes below and at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

    You can give this practice a try when you're ready!

    Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for the Moved to Heal newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates

    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 11 min
    Mixed Forms TSY Practice for the week of Sep 27

    Mixed Forms TSY Practice for the week of Sep 27

    In this TSY practice episode of Moved to Heal, I offer mixed types of forms and movements. If you want to see some of the forms, you can search by title at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    The forms + movements offered in this episode:
    chair
    kneeling lunge
    cat / cow
    cobra
    belly rest
    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose. You can learn more in the show notes below and at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

    Integration suggestion
    After listening to the episode, perhaps 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.

    You can give this practice a try when you're ready!

    Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for the Moved to Heal newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates

    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 20 min
    Mini Moves - Choosing Challenge

    Mini Moves - Choosing Challenge

    What's in this Mini Moves episode of Moved to Heal?

    I offer a practice you can use to embrace the challenge of using a long or full breath while you move. You can also just breathe normally and move as you need!

    Forms + Movements
    - 1:1 Breathing, with the option to lengthen your breath slightly
    - Seated spine movements
    - Downdog, hold 3-5 breaths
    - Plank, hold 3-5 breaths
    - Child's

    Some of the forms may be pictured in my yoga forms library at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

    While you listen to the episode, you can do or not do any of the practices, and in whatever manner or degree you choose. You can learn more in the show notes below and at https://esthermpalmer.com/moved-to-heal

    You can give this practice a try when you're ready!

    Be moving, be true, be you!
    - esther

    If you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for the Moved to Heal newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updates

    You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site

    • 20 min

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