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What's in this "rhythm" episode of Moved to Heal?
I invite you to practice moving on breath in seated forms, listed below. If you want to see any of the forms, you can search by title at https://esthermpalmer.com/library

The forms + movements offered in this episode:
- Arm lift + reach back
- Arm open + close
- Cross-leg seat cat cow
- Cross-leg seat side bend
- Cross-leg seat twist
- Forward leg seat, fold + lift

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

What is rhythm?
I'm a dancer so I think of rhythm in terms of moving my body in time with music -- so that when the music moves, I move in a way that's related in a way that can be recognized, so long as one knows how to hear the movements in the music and see the movements in the dancer. That's a really narrow definition, and not really what we have in mind when we talk about finding rhythm in a yoga practice.

Here I invite you to think of rhythm as more of an internal song or dance. When you move --or when you choose to be still-- does it follow your own need to move or to be still? Do you experience moments when your movements and choices flow, whether with yourself or others? That's just a starting place. You might also ask how you define rhythm for yourself, and let the answering be your guide.

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.

Two formats
I'm introducing a new format for MTH episodes, and in May and June, I'll be posting both formats - the "old" format on Wednesdays and "new" format on Mondays. I'd love your feedback!

The Current Format: Practices are organized by month, using the same forms for all four weeks, in practices ranging in length from 10 to 30 minutes. The episodes include a section where I describe all the movements before talking through the practice.

The New Format: Practices are shorter (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes) and offer forms grouped by "type": standing, seated, hands and knees (or hands and feet), reclining, prone/belly-down, mixed, and breathing. I eliminated the section where I describe the movements in the practice and created library of forms and movements at https://esthermpalmer.com/library for when you want an example.

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/mth

You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
What's in this "rhythm" episode of Moved to Heal? I invite you to practice moving on breath in seated forms, listed below. If you want to see any of the forms, you can search by title at https://esthermpalmer.com/library The forms + movements offered in this episode: - Arm lift + reach back - Arm open + close - Cross-leg seat cat cow - Cross-leg seat side bend - Cross-leg seat twist - Forward leg seat, fold + lift 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 What is rhythm? I'm a dancer so I think of rhythm in terms of moving my body in time with music -- so that when the music moves, I move in a way that's related in a way that can be recognized, so long as one knows how to hear the movements in the music and see the movements in the dancer. That's a really narrow definition, and not really what we have in mind when we talk about finding rhythm in a yoga practice. Here I invite you to think of rhythm as more of an internal song or dance. When you move --or when you choose to be still-- does it follow your own need to move or to be still? Do you experience moments when your movements and choices flow, whether with yourself or others? That's just a starting place. You might also ask how you define rhythm for yourself, and let the answering be your guide. 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. Two formats I'm introducing a new format for MTH episodes, and in May and June, I'll be posting both formats - the "old" format on Wednesdays and "new" format on Mondays. I'd love your feedback! The Current Format: Practices are organized by month, using the same forms for all four weeks, in practices ranging in length from 10 to 30 minutes. The episodes include a section where I describe all the movements before talking through the practice. The New Format: Practices are shorter (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes) and offer forms grouped by "type": standing, seated, hands and knees (or hands and feet), reclining, prone/belly-down, mixed, and breathing. I eliminated the section where I describe the movements in the practice and created library of forms and movements at https://esthermpalmer.com/library for when you want an example. 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/mth You can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site read more read less

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