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Books to read
  • Vagina: A New Biography
    Vagina: A New Biography
    by Naomi Wolf
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Monday
May182015

Mindful movement and dance to gain the confidence to be You

Think about how children move around before they reach the age of being conscious of what other people think about them.
  
You might even remember the sensation of skipping around, dancing and moving with or without music and having no awareness of what other people might be thinking about you. How nice is that!
 
Then we grow up and we unlearn how to be free in our selves and our bodies. 
 
As an adult, mindful movement and dancing helps you to get that sensation of being free and not worrying what other people think. 
 
It might sound counter-intuitive but the "mindful" part means getting into our bodies through awareness, and out of our judging minds.

Watch this short video clip showing some dancers taking their cues from a toddler.

You can use it to re-discover what it's like to not worry about what other people might think about you when you move and dance.

 

Wednesday
May132015

Inspiring to see 60+ "non-dancers" Dancing!

How inspiring is this! A group of men and women who either have never danced before or say that they can't even count to the beat or dance to rhythm. 

This performance shows that dancing is really about moving to music. (I'm not talking about professional dancers, here).  

We should have this kind of teaching in our communities - teaching 60, 70, 80, 90-year-olds and far beyond, this kind of movement and dancing. It would bring more Joy, Laughter, Aliveness and Sparkle into their and our lives. 

Inspiring to see 60+ "non-dancers" Dancing!

Promo video for Dancing in the Third Act from Randy Glynn on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Apr212015

Move in Your Natural time: why it's important

Moving in your 'Natural Time' is one of Nia's principles. It's about moving with ease in your own time and in your way, like a fluid dance between your joints, digits and space.

Nia Technique is based on nine movement forms and one of them is Yoga. Here is a video of a Yoga instructor that really shows how to move in your natural time. The voice over says, "If (you are) not comfortable it's going to make everything a whole lot less fun."

If what you are doing is "fun" or pleasurable, it means you're more likely to do something in the long run.

Watch, Move and Enjoy!

Thursday
Apr022015

Practice Nia from home

Here is an opportunity to practice Nia from. Britta Von Tagen, who is one of my wonderful Nia teachers and trainers, has created and choreographed this routine.

The routine is called Soul2Soul. It is based on her previous routine, Soul, and is filmed outdoors in the beautiful Rocky Mountains landscape.

Enjoy,

 

Monday
Mar302015

Movement and Dancing - Your very good health!

You might have heard or read that Dance has been linked to health and healing throughout history and across cultures, or that Dance and Movement improves brain function on a variety of levels.
This clip shows and tells it in a nutshell, especially when 'traditional' medicine can't help.