Mon, Jun 1, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Fear, Love & Friendliness


Many teachers remind me that every choice – every single choice – either comes from love or fear. I resisted the heck out of this idea for a while (still do, sometimes) — how could it be that simple? But when I really pay attention, I can feel it. Even if the action is the same (say, eating a salad for lunch), when I do it out of love (as in, I totally LOVE how delicious and nourishing this is!) it feels completely different than if I do it out of fear (as in, I better eat a salad or I’ll gain weight.).

We’re all always dancing between fear and love. They are the big, primal human emotions. And fear can be easy to be swept up in. The more we’re aware of what fear and love feel like in the body, the more we can, welcome them both with friendliness and compassion. With awareness, we can as Dr. Vivek Murthy says, “tilt the world toward love.”

Today’s Nourishing Movement practice offers guided movement anchored on the core of the body where the strong emotions of love, fear and friendliness all reside. You can find the video here.

For a great look at fear and how to welcome it in, check out the latest Embrace Your Wierd podcast with Lisa Jakub. You can find it here.

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

Playlist for Mon, Jun 1, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Lulu 3:44 Underbelly YouTube Audio Library
Regrets 3:16 Causmic YouTube Audio Library
Ether 3:32 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
Awakening 3:41 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
Tin_Spirit 3:35 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Club Step 5:06 Topher Mohr and Alex Elena YouTube Audio Library
Orange 4:38 Topher Mohr and Alex Elena YouTube Audio Library
Island_Woke 3:34 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Soul_Searching 2:50 Causmic YouTube Audio Library
Venkatesananda 10:10 Jesse Gallagher YouTube Audio Library

THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Fear, Love & Friendliness
Mon Jun 1 ~ Nourishing Movement: Fear, Love & Friendliness ~ find it here
Tue Jun 2 ~ Nourishing Movement: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Wed Jun 3 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Thu Jun 4 ~ Dharma Dance: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Fri Jun 5 ~ All Out All You Dharma Dance: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Sat Jun 6 ~ Ajna: Fear, Love & Friendliness
Sun Jun 7 ~ Moon River Restorative: Fear, Love & Friendliness

LAST WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Sink + Float (in case you missed one or want to go back to one you loved!)
Monday, May 25 ~ Nourishing Movement: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 26 ~ Nourishing Movement: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Wednesday, May 27 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Thursday, May 28 ~ Dharma Dance: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Friday, May 29 ~ All Out All You Dance Party: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Saturday, May 30 ~ Ajna: Sink & Float ~ find it here
Sunday, May 31 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Sink & Float ~ find it here

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Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up.
Love

3 comments
  1. Thank you for posting this simple idea. It’s perfectly apropos, and easy to remember too, which for me is a must, ha! I hope you will remember me from your Nia classes in C’Ville, I’m the guy with the crazy hair from last year who ADORES you :))) I live in New York now, and my neighborhood just got trashed last night. I’m going to keep my focus on loving the people I come into contact with, and hope that carries the day. All my best! -Karl

    • oh KARL! So glad to hear from you and deeply sorry and concerned that you are so close to the chaos that is spreading in our world. And you’re right, being a force for love for ourselves and each other is the only way to turn it around. Let’s keep dancing and moving together, friend. xo

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