Mon, May 4, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Overwhelm Pause & Keep Going

These days, I feel like my little boat is sitting low in the water. With its gunnels tight to the water’s surface, it doesn’t take too much of a wave (or a headline) to swamp my little boat.

This feeling of overwhelm isn’t new to me but it feel like I can slide into it more quickly these days. Too much is happening, too much is not happening, too much confusion, misinformation and untrustworthy motives. For me, it’s a recipe for feeling flooded and frozen, unable to think or act skillfully.

Today’s Dancing Water Daily is a Nourishing Movement experience for navigating overwhelm with the practice of breath then keep going. Find the video here.

Two quotes to support the practice:

Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. ~ Karen Salmansohn

When you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Unknown (NOT Winston Churchill)

Notice the sensations of overwhelm, breathe and see it for what it is, then just take the next step. We don’t have to figure out everything right now. Just feel, breathe and keep going.

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

Playlist for Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Overwhelm Pause & Keep Going ~ Mon May 4 2020
Back Streets of Seoul 3:38 MK2 YouTube Audio Library
An Army of None 4:02 The Whole Other YouTube Audio Library
Broken Reality 3:38 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Cold Funk – Funkorama 4:48 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Cool Ride 3:34 Audionautix YouTube Audio Library
Take You Home Tonight 3:34 Vibe Tracks YouTube Audio Library
Rolling Heads 3:42 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
Bama Country – Country 3:32 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Sunflower 3:57 Topher Mohr and Alex Elena YouTube Audio Library
Simple Step 3:32 Slenderbeats YouTube Audio Library
Modern Situations 8:52 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
Cylinder Two 3:48 Chris Zabriskie 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.


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A special heartfelt thank you to all who have offered financial support toward the continued creation of these practices. Your generosity makes classes available to even more people and that is a huge gift. I am deeply grateful.

This week, get a gift of gratitude: when you make a Dancing Water Daily donation of $10 or more, I will send you (or whoever you like) one of my books, Buddha Cat: Learning Presence, Awareness & Self Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed or Octabusy: How To Let Go in a Sea of Doing. I can’t wait to put one in the mail for you!


Shout outs to this week’s generous donors Susan Snyder and Lynn Pribus! 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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Connection is the breath and lifeblood of our community! Please:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
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Monday, May 4 ~ Nourishing Movement: Overwhelm Pause & Keep Going ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 5 ~ Nourishing Movement
Wednesday, May 6 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga
Thursday, May 7 ~ Dharma Dance
Friday, May 8 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party
Saturday, May 9 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice
Sunday, May 10 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga

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: Don’t Social Distance from Yourself ~ find it here
Thursday, Apr 30 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water: Connect by Giving Yourself ~ find it here
Friday, May 1 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water ~ find it here
Saturday, May 2 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice ~ find it here
Sunday, May 3 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga ~ find it here

I always love to hear from you and all the comments and interaction has been fantastic! Please keep it 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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