Somatic Movement Videos

Welcome to my media page, where you can access the collection of somatic movement videos and resources I have created for you.

I add to these resources on a regular basis and if you are looking for something specific make a suggestion for a new topic!

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Embodiment Therapy for Grief and Loss

When my 36 year old son died suddenly I really didn't know how I would go on. I felt I could lose myself in sadness. I came to a fork in the road when I knew I had to choose life.

What has allowed me to go on is my daily embodiment practice. It allows me to feel my emotions and the beauty of life. Embodiment and somatic movement have given me my life back. If you or anyone you know is struggling with loss or sudden loss, I can help.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Exercises

Did you know it is possible to relieve tailbone pain and pelvic floor dysfunction naturally with a series of gentle movements?!

In this video, we look at how the immobility of your tailbone is often a source of pain. An immobile tailbone also makes it hard to have a healthy pelvic floor, heal from injury and gain true pelvic floor strength. With this simple exercise, you can begin to free your tailbone gently and effectively.

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Drug-Free Pain Relief for Chronic Pain

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help relieve chronic & acute pain and stress or anxiety.

This video offers a gentle and firm exercise that teaches you to elongate your exhalation and calm you.

Embodiment and somatic movement offer a whole new way of moving and I am excited to share my knowledge!

Donna on Movement Therapy
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Movement Therapy for Parkinson's

Movement is your best defence against Parkinson's Disease. You can move better, faster, easier and with more confidence and balance using insights and tools from Yoga therapy, the new science of somatic movement and by applying these movements in everyday activities.

Donna Brooks has presented her approach to Parkinson's at Dartmouth-Hitchcock conferences.
 

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Specialities

Embodiment Therapy 1
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Embodiment Therapy for Grief and Loss

When my 36 year old son died suddenly I really didn't know how I would go on. I felt I could lose myself in sadness. I came to a fork in the road when I knew I had to choose life.

What has allowed me to go on is my daily embodiment practice. It allows me to feel my emotions and the beauty of life. Embodiment and somatic movement have given me my life back. If you or anyone you know is struggling with loss or sudden loss, I can help.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Exercises

Did you know it is possible to relieve tailbone pain and pelvic floor dysfunction naturally with a series of gentle movements?!

In this video, we look at how the immobility of your tailbone is often a source of pain. An immobile tailbone also makes it hard to have a healthy pelvic floor, heal from injury and gain true pelvic floor strength. With this simple exercise, you can begin to free your tailbone gently and effectively.

Donna Talks about Drug Free Pain Relief
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Drug-Free Pain Relief for Chronic Pain

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help relieve chronic & acute pain and stress or anxiety.

This video offers a gentle and firm exercise that teaches you to elongate your exhalation and calm you.

Embodiment offers a whole new way of moving and I am excited to share my knowledge and somatic movement videos!

Donna on Movement Therapy
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Movement Therapy for Parkinson's

Movement is your best defence against Parkinson's Disease. You can move better, faster, easier and with more confidence and balance using insights and tools from Yoga therapy, the new science of somatic movement and by applying these movements in everyday activities.

Donna Brooks has presented her approach to Parkinson's at Dartmouth-Hitchcock conferences.

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Embodiment Videos

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2 Minute Embodied Meditation for Keeping Calm.

Did you know it is possible to stay calm and weather the storms of loss and pain?! Embodiment and Somatic movement can help relieve anxiety, chronic & acute pain and aid the healing process from injury.

This video helps you find a place in your body that helps you keep calm when encountering strain, difficulty and emotional upset.

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Embodiment to feel integrated and balance your body and mind

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help live in your body more mindfully but also with more ease of movement and structural integrity.

In this video, we look at how eccentric and concentric contraction of your muscles allow you to release tension and have more integration in your body.

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What is Embodiment? What is Somatic Movement? What is Yoga Therapy?

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help live in your body more mindfully but also with more ease of movement and structural integrity. I can help you liberate your body from limiting habits. My work helps the body much as mediation helps the mind.

In this video, we look at how imagery and the experiences we generate from imagery brings smoothness to our movement and nervous systems.

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What is Embodiment?

The essence of how we approach yoga, how we breathe, and how we move is found in how we EMBODY. It's a huge key to living life with ease, integrity and vitality.

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help live in your body more mindfully but also with more ease of movement and structural integrity. I can help you liberate your body from limiting habits. My work helps the body much as mediation helps the mind.

In this video, we look at how imagery, sensing and feeling our bodies generate an improved experience of how we feel.

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Embodied Speaking for Small Group Presentations, Larger Audiences and Personal Comfort

Stress and anxiety proof public speaking through embodiment. When you stand in front of a group you invite a cascade of feelings.

But these feelings aren't personal to you. Every human being has them.By experiencing the feeling it becomes more likely for your discomfort to dissipate.

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Proud Warrior into Power Bullwhip Cracking

Bullwhip cracking using full-body integration and the swing of Proud Warrior (Virabhadrasana). This practice breaks obstacles and helps you feel the personal power that is deeply rooted in your body.

Breathing Exercises

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Quick & Correct Diaphragmatic Breathing

Take better care of your health with diaphragmatic breathing. It's not the same as belly breathing! Here is a quick exercise that will make your diaphragm work more effectively so you can breathe more easily and deeply.

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Train Yourself to Nose Breath for Improved Oxygen

This video offers a simple exercise to help you become a nose breather. It is the basis of yogic alternate nostril breathing and will help you increase breathing capacity while supporting calm and regulation in your nervous system.

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Expand Your Ribs & Lungs for Better Breathing

It's not enough to "breathe deeply"! Feeling the correct movement of your rib cage and lungs will make your breath deeper and yet easier. You will loosen tension in your shoulders and back. Breathing becomes natural and free.

Beat Anxiety, Pain & Stress with Exhalation
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Increase Breath Capacity Through Your Ribs

In this video, we look at how the rigidity of the ribs restricts your breathing, and how being pliable and flexible will give you more breath with calm and ease.

Embodiment and somatic movement can help relieve breathing difficulties, chronic & acute pain and aid the healing process from injury.

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Better Breathing Through Your Alveoli

The Alveoli are the tiny air sacs of your lungs. They are where Co2 and oxygen are exchanged. This video offers an exercise to wake up the more subtle aspects of your breathing.

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How to Feel Cellular Respiration For Better Breathing

Deep breathing Is not limited to your lungs. Your entire body breathes on a cellular level. This is less about doing and more about experiencing the membranes and fluids of your cells.

These somatic movement videos offer a centering practice that lets you feel grounded and allows you to feel a deep and easy breath.

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How to breathe more deeply and circulate blood when you can't exercise aerobically.

Full and Deep Breathing happens when you exercise aerobically. But what if you can't.

These somatic movement videos offer a centering practice that lets you feel grounded and allows you to feel a deep and easy breath. You can increase your blood and oxygen circulation just by moving your hands!

Walking Videos: Yoga of Walking

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Do you have trouble balancing when you walk?

Embodiment and Somatic movement can help relieve chronic & acute pain and aid the healing process from injury.

In this video, we look at how focusing on leg lifting while walking can make balance uneasy. But you can add stability through cultivating the feeling of having a tail.

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Stop Stomping When You Walk!

In this video, we look at how you can have a smooth glide rather than a stomp when you walk. This makes walking more pleasant and faster without strain.

Embodiment and somatic movement offer a whole new way of moving and I am excited to share my knowledge!

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How Ankle Mobility Prevents and Helps Heel Foot Pain.

In this somatic movement video, you can learn why ankle mobility is so important to having healthy and happy feet.

Discover how you can improve your ankle mobility with a simple somatic movement and embodiment exercise.

Interviews with Donna Brooks

Pelvic Floor - Yoga University Interview
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Donna Brooks talks Pelvic Floor Health for Yoga University

Pelvic Floor imbalances can show up as jaw problems, lower back problems, difficulty with arches and gait. Can a shift in the weight of your organs help heal overstretched ligaments?

Use yoga and somatic to bring the body back to balance and add targeted strength and flexibility to regain as much function as you can.

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Mass Appeal: Bad Posture can put you in a nursing home

How do you stop jutting your neck and chin forward? You can rectify this by regenerating your bone. Weight lifting can help but gravity can help more. Either slouching or being too stiff will restrict the health of our posture.

In neutral standing your bone works with gravity, strength and holds you up. Donna Brooks shows you how to bring balance into your posture.

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Learn From the Experts - Somatic Movement approach to Yoga

What is your body's wisdom? Where is the pivot point of your hip and how can this lead you into Tree Pose.

Instead of seeing our bodies as an object to control and manipulate you can have a lived experience that builds calm and better movement function.

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Simply Talking - Building Yoga and Exercise over Chronic Stress Patterns

The red light reflex happens when you want to accomplish something. This can be subtle but can be reinforced in yoga classes. If you are chronically stressed and push yourself in yoga you can cause strain and injury.

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