I taught my first out-of-state #5rhythms class at the beautiful TaoSatva studio last night with the Taos tribe. I’ve danced a lot of dances over the years on this floor and with @mysteryinmotion and @visudhabuddha It was really special to teach here. Big thanks to Raven for inviting me! #movementmedicine#dancemagic#ontheroad
Taking a short break from our #summervacation to talk about #falling .
Your movement patterns are designed to keep you falling as infrequently as possible. Your brain's first objective is to keep you safe---but sometimes, ironically, that hypervigilence can put you at risk of greater falls down the road.
The solution: practice falling! Challenge your sense of balance---and use Reembody methodology to better understand you own neurological compensation patterns. (Yes: we ALL have them.) Once you learn how to fall safely, and how much imbalance it takes to get there, you can really start to have some fun. ☀️🚣👣 #reembodymethod#fallstep#falling#standuppaddleboarding#SUP#movementmedicine
Day 2 of #BodyAndSoulYogis : An Open Heart 💖 followed by a loved quote of mine "How to open your heart? Step one: Listen." Hosts:
my weekend was filled with tribe, Earth Medicine, Spirit, dancing and singing till 5am, laughter, funny characters, accents, twinkling lights, rain, hugs, tears, StarSeed sister reunions, collaboration, human realness, plants, sustainability, and love love love. a dream come true. thank you. yes and more please. and so it is.
Movement is medicine. Your joints receive vital fluid and neurological information every time you move them. They are smarter, younger, stronger and healthier when they are brought to end range of motion in all directions. .
It’s especially important to focus on the joint position least used in daily posture when mobilizing or exercising to keep balance. For instance, if you sit all day at work, your hip is in flexion. Your workout should include extension of the hip (back bends, deadlifts, upward dog...)
Wild ones. Come honour breath, body, elements and the full moon this Friday as we share in the sacred movement medicine of Yoga Trance Dance®. This practice is a Yogic practice. A collective ceremony and embodied ritual. It is full and complete from opening mediation through the arc of the elements into free dance, to relaxation and back to closing meditation.
We have limited spaces to just 20 so do book your ticket if you are interested in coming!
This Friday @eastofeden17
8.15-9.45pm **Use the code 'TranceMoon' at check out for discounted price!** #shivarea108#yogatrancedance#pranavinyasa#pranavinyasaflow#shivarea#fullmoon#dance#dancelondon#movementmeditation#movementmedicine
Learning FLOORWORK Online...isn't for everyone. Any serious student will need:
Access to some space, ideally a wooden floor, is required to practice comfortably. Fortunately enough these are more and more common in standard gyms and community centers.
Every session lasts between 1 and 2 hours and at least 2 sessions a week are necessary for substantial progress, through the understanding of the core principles at play behind sheer technique.
Online coaching works wonders if you have good training ethics. It will be required from you as you discover this new language through the tutorials and personalised feedback videos you receive. This isn't a boot camp class and there is no one to check if you're doing all the reps but you!
Today I have the pleasure to repost Joe's @Joe.in.motion latest Floorwork sequence. Joe has been working with me for 6 weeks now and displays one of the fastest learning curves I have ever seen, integrating and owning every movement through diligent practice.
When he showed me the result of his exploration, the attached video, I was over the moon. One, not only did he integrate the moves we have been studying together, but he also went the extra miles to learn more from the public tutorials I had released. Two, and that's massive, he created a combination of his own around the QDR which works seamlessly. This is eventually the goal of such practice - opening the doors to creativity, letting one's own style develop.
Three, even more importantly, he is having fun. The technical tools become a vector for self expression, not a limited pursuit.
Check out his amazing work and blossoming at @joe.in.motion.
I grew up dancing competitively since I was 3 years old. The part of dancing that I always struggled with was connecting to the emotion of the music and the performance. More so afraid of feeling and letting others see it. It’s only since I started connecting to myself more deeply that I have discovered a completely new way to dance. Dancing for myself, dancing to feel, dancing to move energy. In the past it was always based on perfection and seeking external validation. Now when I dance, it is based on the expression of how I feel and my connection to my heart. When I move now, it is medicine. ☯️ #movementmedicine
Day 1 of #ExtendYourself is a Bow and Arrow inversion. This challenges question is - How/why did you start your yoga journey? For me this one is the biggest question about yoga I could be asked, so here goes. I was in a relationship for a very long time. I was 15 when it started. I was with this person on and off for 5 years, said our final goodbyes when I hit 20. During the middle was a rough period, I lost who I was, my self worth, confidence, and complete control over my life.✒ I was a sophomore in high school and we had the option to do yoga instead of the sport at the time and I noticed that every day I did it, I became much more flexible very quickly, but wound up losing touch with it for the rest of the year. I found it later that year when I went on YouTube and saw yoga videos being suggested to me. I was instantly hooked. I started doing up to 4 hours of yoga every single day. Yes. 4 hours. It seemed as though the worse my relationship got, the more yoga I did. The more I connected to my own sacred space, my safe haven, the only place I felt strong, secure, confident in who I was and where I belonged. I was mentally beaten into submission throughout the course of this part of my life, debilitated with anxiety, and I watched all of the love I had within dry up and blow away with the wind. But every time I got on my mat I found a sense of purpose, worthiness. ----- flash forward to years later, I've been doing yoga on and off. On and off meaning I've had to start from the beginning multiple times. At this point in my life, I'm looking for consistency and have been trying to practice as regularly as possible in between work and studies. I've been saving up to go to Goa, India and get my YTT done with @sampoorna_yoga and will hopefully achieve that goal within the next two years. Yoga is the soul purpose of why I am who I am today, and it pushes me to be a better me every single day. Yoga, I love you, and I'm so happy I've found you. ☆♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆ Thanks to our hosts:
I gots a #stopdropandspin today from both wand goddesses @derpgear & @thenmyracreated 💗 thanks ladies, I haven't gotten one for a while and I seriously needed to move. Oddly enough I felt like hooping. Probably for the best since the cutest little raincloud passed over. It sprinkled lightly and kept me from overheating, which was totally happening after being in the sun for minute. Thanks clouds!
🎵 Jungle - Time
🎵 Marian Hill - Got it
“Honor the past as your teacher, the present as your creation, and the future as your inspiration” Osho, 8 of water: Letting Go...
Thunderstorms roll in with a 90% chance this afternoon. I will postpone dance in the park today. If folks have interest in coming out after the storms pass, feel free to message me. Regardless, I encourage therapeutic movement. Treat yourself to some time today to integrate with the body. Allow your intentions to manifest through the actions you take that represent your desire to embody these prayers. #gowiththeflow#violetgodance#movementmedicine#embodiment#fluidity#prayersforourwater#gratitude#osho#lettinggo#8