Wednesday, April 1, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Restorative Yoga: Resilience

“You helped me smooth my fur out.”

Last Thursday, I took an online restorative yoga class with my teacher, Shandoah Goldman (find her on Instagram here). It was wonderful … and I didn’t know how much I’d needed it. I was utterly frazzled and scattered and I didn’t even realize it.

Is that true for you, too?

After that class was over, I decided to offer two restorative classes a week to remind all of us of the importance of slowing down, deeply resting and letting our nervous systems reset.

Resilience is our body’s way. Today’s practice invites us to get back to that resilience. It is simple and a little shorter (feel free to pause the recording and stay in any pose as long as you like) and I hope will offer you the same fur smoothing. You can find the video here.
You’ll need a few simple props:
– carpet or blanket on the floor where you’re practicing
– two firm pillows (I use two from my sofa)
– one standard bath towel
– one small blanket
– eye covering (scarf, towel or face cloth)
– decaffeinated tea or water
May you be safe and well, friends. Please let me know how it goes for you!

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Help me sustain your Dancing Water Daily practices! No matter how far apart we are physically, we are all connected. The path that we all move along together is held by an Invisible Net of Love that is always there even if we can’t see it. The Dancing Water Daily practices is my thread in that net. Please support my work by offering a donation so I can keep creating these practices for you. With your generous support, I can continue to invest in making these classes available to anyone who can benefit. Please click here https://paypal.me/SusanMcCulley?locale.x=en_US to be part of the Dancing Water Daily Net of Love. And please “Send to a Friend” to avoid PayPal fees! Suggested donation: $5 a class or $15 a week.

Shout outs to this week’s generous donors: Howell Burnell, Kathie Anzalone, Zakira Beasley, Brenda Brumfield and Mable Kinzie! A thousand thanks, friends!
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As I continue to work on all aspects of offerings online classes, you might also check out NiaTV — an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
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You can help to increase community engagement (and assure me that you are out there)! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

A reminder that YOU ARE THE BOSS OF YOU. Remember that you are responsible for knowing what your body needs. As with all exercise programs, use common sense and what you know about yourself. To reduce and avoid injury, check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. By using this video, you are acknowledging that you are fully responsible for your own health and well-being. And by performing any movement exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Susan McCulley, my website or associated online venues are not responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of what I offer here. Please listen to yourself and do what feels good.

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICES
Monday, Mar 30 9am ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Resilience on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Tuesday, Mar 31 9am ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Resilience on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 1 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page ~ find it here
Thursday, Apr 2 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Friday, Apr 3 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Saturday, Apr 4 9am ~ Ajna / Self-Guided Practice on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page
Sunday, Apr 5 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page

I’d love to hear from you. Please reach out. Let’s stay connected.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

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