Sun, April 19, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Calm

Calm is our natural state. Really? If that’s true, then mine is usually covered up in busyness, distraction, and anxiety. When I slow myself down, though, I can find a corner of calm somewhere.

Today’s Dancing Water Daily practice is a restorative yoga sequence designed to help find even a little sliver of calm to spend a little time with and maybe let spread out in the body and beyond. Find the video here.

Master Relaxation Teacher Phoenix the Cat makes several guest appearances in this simple series of nervous system calmers and a variation on one of my favorite poses ever. This is a practice for anyBODY that is about deep, supported relaxation using a few things from around the house.

Here’s what you’ll need:
– carpet * yoga mat * blanket under you
– a little wall space
– 2 firm pillows
– 2 bath towels
– 1 soft blanket
– eye covering (optional)
– cat (optional)
– tea or water (optional)

If you’d like some more delicious restorative, I invite you to enjoy this recording of my teacher, Shandoah Goldman’s April 16 Restorative Class that I loved this week. You can find it here.
https://zoom.us/rec/share/9_xbcrj7rDlLG4Hv5AbvHatwOoqmaaa8gyNLqKZcnkxl8pPsJYs49gYIELSwX7dh
This is the quote she shares: “be softer with you,
You are a breathing thing, a memory to someone, a home to a life” — Niyyirah Waheed
And if you’d like to make an option donation: Venmo- @shandoah-goldman, PayPal- Shandoahg@gmail.com

How can you cultivate calm for yourself and everyone around you?

Title song for Dancing Water Daily:
Kate’s Waltz 3:44 Bad Snacks, YouTube Audio Library

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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 ~ and truly, any amount helps enormously.

Shout out to this week’s generous anonymous donors plus Susan Perry and Kathie Anzalone! A thousand thanks, friends! Together we can extend this Net of Love to everybody who needs it.

AND if, like me, your finances are akimbo, I get it. Another way to help is to share these video practices. Send a link to a friend! Post it on social media! Help spread the word about nourishing movement and moving together apart.
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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

THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES
Monday, Apr 13 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Calm is Contagious ~ find it here
Tuesday, Apr 14 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Calm is Contagious ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 15 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga ~ find it here
Thursday, Apr 16 ~ Dharma Dance Swirl from Dancing Water ~ find it here
Friday, Apr 17 ~ All Out, All You Dance (aka Catch the Calm!) Party from Dancing Water ~ find it here 
Saturday, Apr 18 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice ~ find it here
Sunday, Apr 19 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga ~ find it here

NEXT WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ a preview!
Monday, Apr 20 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement
Tuesday, Apr 21 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement
Wednesday, Apr 22 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga
Thursday, Apr 23 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water
Friday, Apr 24 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water
Saturday, Apr 25 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice
Sunday, Apr 26 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga

I always love to hear from you ~ please reach out with email or a comment and let me know how you’re doing and how I can help more!
Until soon, my friends!
Love

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