Music & Other Gems Nov 6-9, 2017 – Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

In the past year, I’ve used the mantra of Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up. when I find myself in frightening or overwhelming situations. I am still learning what to do when I feel afraid. My three-part mantra has been helpful…as have the words of my teacher, Pema Chodron:

How to Defeat Fear
“Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. They both had their weapons. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked, ‘May I have permission to go into battle with you?’ Fear said, ‘Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission.’ Then the young warrior said, ‘How can I defeat you?’ Fear replied, ‘My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power.’ In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear.”

Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up, my friends. No matter what is happening – breathe deep, shine bright and show up.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Thanksgiving Nia, Thursday, Nov 23 ~ 830-930am at acac downtown, Group Ex Studio
Our annual Gratitude Celebration happens on Thanksgiving morning. Join us to dance in our delight in all the senses and in recognition of our outrageous good fortune. Bring friends and family (guests of members can come for free!) or put out some bagels and coffee and sneak out to have some time to yourself. Either way, see you there.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Nov 6, 2017, 1045am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

The Air That I Breathe 5:58 k.d. lang
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
All People (feat. Gina René) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Breathe 4:12 Blue Stone
Good to Be Alive Today 4:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017, 840am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Instant Karma 3:14 U2
Good to Be Alive Today 4:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, 11am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Hey Hey Hey 3:47 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ray of Light 5:21 Madonna
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Central Reservation [Ben Watt Mix] 4:02 Beth Orton
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Hey World (Don’t Give Up Version) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Sheer Weight of Memory 5:28 Bob Holroyd
Hide And Seek 4:22 Imogen Heap

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, 840am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Hey Hey Hey 3:47 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ray of Light 5:21 Madonna
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Central Reservation [Ben Watt Mix] 4:02 Beth Orton
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Persistence of Memory [Remix] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

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