Wed, April 29, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Not Social Distancing From Yourself

It’s a strange endeavor: to stay connected when we are apart. This week, I was struck by a something that yoga teacher Jillian Pransky offered on her blog:

Meditation Teacher, Ethan Nichtern shared on Instagram, “Meditation is one of the best ways to make sure that you are not socially distancing from yourself.”

He elaborated, “‘…social distancing’ is a problematic term. We should be physically distancing very rigorously, but the social distance might imply dissociation and disconnection, especially in regards to oneself. Keep your body away from others, but try to stay connected, especially to yourself.”

Meditation, walks in the woods and restorative yoga are all ways that I am not socially distancing from myself. Today’s Dancing Water Daily is a short, simple restorative series that requires only a few props from around the house and a willingness to drop into your own skin. Find the video here.

Props for the Practice:
• carpet ~ yoga mat ~ blanket
• 2 firm pillows
• 2 bath towels
• eye covering that can also double as a small pillow (like a hand towel)
• tea or water

May this practice help your body, mind, and heart unwind and stay connected.

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

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Help me to continue to create 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 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 outs to this week’s generous donors Pam Beard and Marion Robbins! A thousand thanks, friends! Together we can extend this Net of Love to reach everyone 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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Keep the connective tissue of our community healthy! Please:
• 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 with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Connection in a Time of Disconnection
Monday, Apr 27 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Connection in a Time of Disconnection ~ find it here
Tuesday, Apr 28 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Connection & Loneliness ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 29 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga
Thursday, Apr 30 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water
Friday, May 1 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water
Saturday, May 2 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice
Sunday, May 3 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga

I love to hear from you and have been enjoying the comments and emails I’ve been getting from y’all! Please keep them coming: 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!

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