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Friday
Mar112016

Do you Listen to Your Intuition?

"I feel there are two people inside me: me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time..." -Kim Basinger

According to Collins English Dictionary, the definition of intuition is:

  • Knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception.
  • Instinctive knowledge or belief.
  • A hunch or unjustified belief.

What relationship do you have to your intuition? There is no right or wrong answer to his question. I suggest that you observe and notice how you listen to/respond to your 'gut response', or intuition this week - have fun with it, be a detective.

The reason I brought this up, is that in Nia we practice this all the time, to move and dance in our body's way, our body's intuitive way, moving towards pleasure and fun!

What more can I say!

Cim*

A great song to let your intuition, your body lean into and sense the joy of moving without using your mind.

Monday
Feb292016

No matter what your age or ability - dancing keeps your spirit going.

Watch this really inspiring and touching video dance called 'Dancing in Their Third Act' expressing all the ups and downs of aging.

What thoughts spring to your mind watching this video? I'd love to hear from you what your thoughts are.

No matter what your age or ability - dancing keeps your spirit going.Watch this really inspiring and touching video dance called 'Dancing in Their Third Act' expressing all the ups and downs of aging.What thoughts spring to your mind watching this video? I'd love to hear from you what your thoughts are.

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

Tuesday
Feb022016

Break your physical habits to change your everyday

Breaking physical habits will help you to improve your confidence and help you feel better abut yourself. Why? Think about it. If you want change, or want to feel more confident, for example, and never change how you behave and operate in life... nothing is going to change.

To change something in your life - changing a physical habit is an excellent start.

Here is a great practise to change your physical habits: Put a song on and dance and move, paying attention to your movements tendencies. What kind of patterns occur?

Play the song again and then dance to the music, not in rhythm. Observe your movements. Do any new movements occur?

See what physical habits you have in your everyday life. Do something a bit different.

Wednesday
Jan202016

Set your scene for 2016 - Start the day with a dance

I have a solution for what to do to feel more Confident and Sparkly for 2016, and that is to spend a few minutes every morning, or as often as you can,dancing and moving to music, first thing in the morning.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Decide to get up a bit earlier in the morning, even if it's just a few minutes, set the alarm and get UP!
  2. When the alarm set off - there are NO excuses, just get up, put on the music and dance like nobody is watching you.
  3. Wooooo Hooooo!
  4. Here is a song that you might like to start the morning with, dancing away.

Wednesday
Dec162015

How to enjoy Christmas even more

My Christmas wish for you is to have loads of opportunities to dance with joy. We all know that the Christmas holiday can mean we can get a bit in our heads more than in our body. So here's what to do to enjoy Christmas holiday more...

Practice connecting with your body at ANY time during the day, especially when you feel stressed, but actually, at any time during your waking hours. It could be sitting in a chair, watching TV, going for a walk, laying in bed, eating...

So, when you remember, whatever you are doing, bring your attention from your mind to somewhere in your body - your toes, your knee, or shin - anywhere, just for a few seconds. By doing this, you connect with your body and you will find it much easier to relax and enjoy.

This is a wonderful clip with different dancers. I just love how they are so relaxed when they move.