Susan’s Playlists for March 18-22, 2013

warrior-2Happy Spring, everybody! This week, we played with equilibrium: feeling the balance of opposing forces in the body and in our days. It felt both good and challenging to notice the sensation of pull and push in the body, to be fully engaged, and then to fully let go. Equilibrium, it turns out, also requires trust. If we allow ourselves to really reach in one direction, can we trust that the opposing force that will keep us from toppling over will be there? It is a practice, to be sure.

Below please find both the playlists from the week as well as the poem I shared in classes by John O’Donohue (thank you, Bev!) called For Equilibrium.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions and how I can help more.

For Equilibrium by John O’Donohue

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what is said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all its names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the depths the laughter of God.

Equilibrium (Firedance) – Monday, Mar 18, 2013, 1045am

Reel Around the Sun – 8:42 – Bill Whalen
The Heart’s Cry – 2:28 – Bill Whalen
Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe – 5:42 – Bill Whalen
Shivna – 3:38 – Bill Whalen
A Mhuirnín Ó – 5:01 – Clannad
Firedance – 6:04 – Bill Whalen
Slip into Spring – 3:46 – Bill Whalen
Siamsa – 4:28 – Ronan Hardiman
Riverdance – 5:45 – Bill Whalen
American Wake [The Nova Scotia Set] – 3:09 – Bill Whalen
Lift The Wings – 5:00 – Ronan Hardiman
Bonny Portmore – 4:20 – Loreena McKennitt

Equilibrium – Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013, 1045am

Coming Back To Life – 6:19 – Pink Floyd
Whole Thing – 5:27 – Big Blue Ball
Lovers House – 4:49 – City Reverb
Sometimes – 5:14 – Kaskade
Adouma – 4:29 – Angelique Kidjo
One Billion Hands – 4:05 – Lourds Lane
It’s Alright – 3:28 – Dar Williams
Do Your Thing – 4:45 – Basement Jaxx
More Than This – 4:07 – 10,000 Maniacs
Shining Path – 7:23 – Dreadzone
World Spins Madly On – 2:45 – The Weepies
Devorzhum – 6:13 – Dead Can Dance

Equilibrium (Big Blue Ball for Robyn) – Thursday, Mar 21, 2013, 9am

Altus Silva – 6:07 – featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing – 5:27 – featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe – 7:12 – featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat)
Shadow – 4:28 – featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You – 5:52 – featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You – 4:42 – featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Burn You Up Burn You Down – 4:31 – featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Spring Street – 4:52 – Dar Williams
Rivers – 5:45 – featuring Vernon Reid, Márta Sebestyén, Karl Wallinger
Devorzhum – 6:13 – Dead Can Dance

Equilibrium – Friday, Mar 22, 2013, 9am

Coming Back To Life – 6:19 – Pink Floyd
Living In The Moment – 3:55 – Jason Mraz
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) – 6:29 – Rodney Hunter
Drifting Away (Paradiso Mix) – 5:07 – Faithless
Drive By – 3:16 – Train
Drop – 4:56 – Cornelius
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) – 6:23 – Afterlife
Do Your Thing – 4:45 – Basement Jaxx
Stairway To Heaven – 8:03 – Led Zeppelin
Proud – 4:30 – Heather Small
Father I Know (Mix 1) – 3:08 – Jamie Catto
Peace & Harmony – 5:29 – Relaxation Harmony & Wellness

  1. Elisabeth Sloan said:

    Thanks for a fabulous class today. Boy do I feel equally tired and happy! Liz

  2. hot dog! that sounds like a good combination! come play tomorrow morning again! 🙂

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