In this video practice, Catherine walks us through the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Gestures, which are positions and movements that can help us sense and physically embody the different qualities of Mindful Self-Compassion.

The first three gestures correspond with the three components of MSC: Mindfulness, Kindness, and Common Humanity. In the “Yin and Yang” sides of MSC, these gestures have more of a “Yin” quality: gentle, supportive, soothing and comforting. The next three gestures are meant to invoke the active “Yang” style of self-compassion: motivating, protecting, and providing for ourselves. By physically enacting these symbolic moves, we can potently feel the qualities of MSC.

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