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Tuesday
Mar032015

The Stage is Yours - What would you say?

You are walking onto the stage at an event where people have gathered to listen to different inspirational talks about what it is like to be a human being, or what to do about the planet, life, the universe and everything...

You are the keynote speaker.

This is the moment and a life-time opportunity you have to speak your message, you are the messenger of your message. You've got 30 seconds to speak your message.

What would you say?

If you haven't got an answer yet, that's fine, stay with the question as long as it takes, what would your message be to the world?

What about 10 seconds?

Cim*

 

Wednesday
Feb252015

What is dancing really about?

What does the word dancing mean to you? What do you see, feel or think about the word dancing and you?

I'm asking because often, when people ask what I do and I say that I teach something called Nia, an hour movement and dance class to music, the immediate reaction is, "I could never do that, I can't dance", or "I have two left feet" or something like that.

It's such a shame that for some reason many, many people believe that about themselves and are missing out the opportunity of having fun, feeling liberated and getting a really good exercise at the same time!

Practicing Nia is NOT about perfectionism or being scored like on Strictly. It's about the joyful spirit that dancing for the sake of it brings. And on top of that, Nia helps you to be more free in yourself and your body, being more relaxed, feeling more sensuous and liberated, not just on the dance floor but in your day-to-day life as well.

Woooo-ooo to that!

Here is an example of how to use music and movements.

Tuesday
Nov252014

Mindful exercise? Sure, but how do you get mindful?

You have probably heard this before, that exercise improves your health, physical, mental and emotional state and will generally make you feel better about yourself.

BUT - many people do that without thinking, they exercise like a 'robot'. This kind of exercise can do more damage than good.

When you exercise, any kind, a heavy session in the gym, or going for a brisk walk, are you doing it with mindfulness, or is it more like running away from emotions that you find tricky to deal with?

With mindfulness, your muscles are more likely to get strong and released, rather than stiff and contracted. But how do you get mindful?

Being mindful is really about being present, and that can be tricky. I have found that meditation helps me with being present.

Research shows that practicing meditation helps your wellbeing on all levels. Now - what kind of meditation should you practice, you might wonder? There are many, many ways to meditate, from two seconds to hours.

Get in touch if you'd like to have a chat about what kind of meditation to practice, I might be able to suggest something that would work for you.

A little bit of fun...

His name is Puppetji, here is his thought about meditation.

 

Tuesday
Nov112014

Do you feel liberated, stuck in a rut or somewhere between?

The definition of 'liberated', according to the Collins English Dictionary, is: 

freed, released.

If you yearn for feeling more liberated, what does it take for you to get there? What is stopping you from getting there?

Or to put it in another way, what is the reason you don't feel more liberated in your life?

Also - to remind you about the new class on Fridays at 11:30 - 12:30 "Dance Sweat and Live", for women going through menopause, or who one day might. 

Here is a song to express feeling liberated.

 

Tuesday
Oct282014

Stop and Rest for 2-4 Seconds

Stress, stress, and stress. Running around like busy bees, do this do that, have to do this, have to do that... And it goes on and on and on!

So this week I have a really powerful tip: Stop and Rest for 2-4 seconds.

Seriously - it really works. When you are running around, literally, or running around in your head thinking about millions of things that need to be done or should have been done differently, physically and mentally just:

STOP what you're doing.

 

Take a breath in.

 

And then breathe out.

 

Stay with it for 2-4 seconds.

 

When you do this, you are treating yourself with a moment of being in the present and stillness. It's food for your well-being. 

Cim*

Beautiful music and beautiful autumnal pictures in this video.