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Healthy Joints - Freedom of Movement

7 Min
Meditation
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Lisa Pollard
Return to Center - Accessible Yoga & Mindfulness with Lisa Pollard
Healthy Joints and freedom of movement are important, especially when we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, as our body can carry more tension. It's important to allow the blood to flow freely through the joints and to invite movement regularly to release stress or tension in the physical body. Notice how it feels to move various joints carefully and observe the different sensations in the right and left sides of your body. Are there areas that have tightness or contraction or does the movement come easily to invite freedom and ease? I hope you can move your body mindfully each day to explore how gentle mindful movements can bring ease, enjoy your daily practice.
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20 reflections
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Zo
I learnt that....
I think it’s better to do this one before or after bed!!!! Because it’s relaxing and you have a stretch if needed.
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Sharon
Healthy joints
It felt good focusing on my joints, bringing my thoughts inward to focus on the sensations. The little reminder to feel some gratitude for what my body does and the support my joints give me was nice
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Ste
Stiff joints
I struggled to understand what she meant during certain movements but managed to complete the session. Made me realise I have some joints stiffer than others! The session has lifted my mood and brought things to my attention that I wasn’t aware of previously so it’s a win win for me!
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Wendy
Pop!!!
The different joints pop when you don’t use them enough....need to move more!!!
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Lauren
Movement
It was nice to focus on my joints and to give my body some attention because I tend to let attention to myself slip in the midst of the busyness of everyday life
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Chatty
A change of focus was good.
I do enjoy the mindfulness of breathing but changing it to think about some of the joints in the body was good, and I learnt that my wrists don’t like to roll in the opposite direction...
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Paige
Moving
I liked the fact that I not only relaxed, but I also was able to take time and focus on parts of my body. Since I'm a dancer, this is important, so I'm glad I could take some time to focus on this.
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Lizard
Healthy joints
I did this in my car so there wasn’t a lot of room to enjoy it fully. I appreciate that i stuck with “great” when it asked my mood (i was hesitant to say i felt great for some reason) because ive never considered meditating with movement. I imagine this meditation wouldnt have come up if i hadnt chosen “great.”
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Nina Fame
I like this one ❤️
It feels good to listen to my body. Hello to a good day! I've got nothing more to say but they make us write more.
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Thomas
Machine or Masterpiece?
This session awakened me to the masterpiece of the body and I’m soaking in gratitude that my body has developed like a well engineered machine to strengthen and tone to meet the challenges of my physical work, despite the soreness I feel at times. Reminded me that part of the maintenance required is gentleness. Being patient to rest and renew.
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Tim
Moving might hurt at first but it feels better the longer you do it.
This is great, first time that aura has suggested this exercise for me. I love going through zones of my body to be aware of my feelings good or bad
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Janna
Healthy joints
This is the first time I have found movement in the relaxations. I found this refreshing and feel the need to continue on this path.
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Joe
Different
This one was different then others I’ve done and I like the style, but I wasn’t a big fan of this particular stretching one.
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Cyndee
Movement🌻Sensations🌞Breath🌻
I should do stretching more often and first thing in the morning is always a good thing. It’s something I only do sometimes while I’m still in bed and I always feel better starting my day this way. 🌻🌞🌻 Problem is I keep forgetting so thanks 🙏 for the reminder! It’s a good way to connect your body and mind through the movement, sensations and breathing. 🌅
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Everett
Loving
Saw picture of the woman I love and wow I know that I love her and she is more than just image
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Stephanie
Eye opening...
As I practiced this meditation, moving and focusing my attention to each of the joints in my body, I became very aware of how much tension I carry throughout my body. I have known that, to a certain degree, for some time but learned how much it has become my “normal” state of being. Many of my joints had a catch as I moved them or cracked and popped. With the mind and body being connected it was very important to me to increase my awareness of the continuing work I have to do.
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Julie
Body Connection
With upper body joints moving I can feel the stress and tension in my neck and spine. By being aware and mindful of this stress I can name it and begin to examine why it’s there. A healthy spine leads to a healthy body, physically, psychologically, and emotionally.
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Mackenzie
Relaxed
I felt more in tune with my body and relaxed to for once stretch the stress away
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Keith
Nice
A meditation which requires focus and thereby dams the rivers of distraction.
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Paul
A little distracted.
While the idea of this meditation was quite good, the person doing the meditation was doing it from either a bad mic from a speakerphone and the hollow sound of her voice was distracting. Better mic would help here. Or not speakerphone.