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Presence requires soft, open eyes, a soft open heart, and a relaxed connection between our core (our highest values) and our legs (our movement and action in the world). Today’s Moon River Restorative Yoga practice anchors on eyes, heart and the deep muscle of the psoas which can be trggered into tightness in times of stress and fear. Put on some softs, gather your pillows and what not (see the list below), make a cup of tea and join me for a deeply relaxing practice of presence.

You can find the video here.

Here’s what you’ll need:
• a yoga mat, blanket or carpeted floor
• two bath towels
• three firm pillows
• a small blanket
• an eye covering
• a wall or a chair
• a cup of decaffeinated tea (or water!)

Presence only happens when we are open and spacious. It is your natural state. Make space for it today.

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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: Becky Trexler, Gwen Baber, Janice Burnham, Zakira Beasley, and Kathie Anzalone! A thousand thanks! Together we can extend this Net of Love.

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.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES
Monday, Apr 6 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Tuesday, Apr 7 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 8 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Thursday, Apr 9 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Friday, Apr 10 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel

How are you faring? What are you grateful for? What are you challenged by? I love to hear from you ~ please reach out with email or a comment below!
Until soon, my friends!
Love

So much is happening. And so much is not happening. There is a tsunami of suffering and simultaneously there is wonder and beauty and the unfurling of spring. It’s everything. All at once.

The practice is to bring presence to all of it.

Presence is not some exotic state that we need to search for or manufacture. In the simplest terms, it is the felt sense of wakefulness, openness, and tenderness that arise when we are fully here and now with our experience.
~ Tara Brach, True Refuge

Presence requires open eyes, soft hearts and the strength to turn toward, to step toward the grief and the gratitude, the sadness and the sunshine. Our practice today is Nourishing Movement that invites just that. Please find the video here.

Playlist for Nourishing Movement: Presence, Tue Apr 7 2020
Liberation 4:31 Asher Fulero, YouTube Audio Library
Love or Lust 3:39 Quincas Moreira, YouTube Audio Library
Sunspots 5:43 Jeremy Blake, YouTube Audio Library
The Bucket List 3:31 Quincas Moreira, YouTube Audio Library
Blue Moon 3:33 JVNA, YouTube Audio Library
Mia 5:00 Jeremy Blake, YouTube Audio Library
Don’t Look 4:26 Silent Partner, YouTube Audio Library
El Magicia 4:06 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library
James River 5:25 DJ Williams, YouTube Audio Library
Late Night Drive 4:53 Nat Keefe & BeatMower, YouTube Audio Library
Sunny Looks Good on You 3:41 Midnight North, YouTube Audio Library
Baeb Steps 3:46 Noir Et Blanc Vie, YouTube Audio Library
Heuristics For The Brain 3:48 pATCHES, YouTube Audio Library

And the poem Thanks by W.S. Merwin (with thanks to Zakira Beasley) is below

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
standing by the windows looking out
in our directions
back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you
over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks we are saying thank you
in the faces of the officials and the rich
and of all who will never change
we go on saying thank you thank you
with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is

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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: Becky Trexler, Gwen Baber, Janice Burnham, Zakira Beasley, and Kathie Anzalone! A thousand thanks! Together we can extend this Net of Love.

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.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ a preview!
Monday, Apr 6 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Tuesday, Apr 7 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Wednesday, Apr 8 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Thursday, Apr 9 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Friday, Apr 10 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel

What’s a silver lining that you are seeing or experiencing? What is a suffering that you are seeing or experiencing? I’d love to know and I always love to hear from you ~ please reach out with email or a comment below!
Until soon, my friends!
Love


In these strange days of separation and disorientation, it can be easy to focus attention only on what is going well, the silver linings OR to get sucked into the unfathomable loss, fear and suffering. I know I am finding myself vacillating between the two. Are you?

These days call us to be present to everything: the sweetness and the sadness, the abundance and the anxiety, the gratitude and the grief. But what does that really mean? How do we really open eyes and hearts and turn toward all of it? Presence seems like something that only brave remarkable people have.

Presence is what Maya Angelou had. Or Ghandi. Or Barack Obama. Or Ram Das. Not me.

But Insight Meditation teacher, Tara Brach reminds us

Presence is not some exotic state that we need to search for or manufacture. In the simplest terms, it is the felt sense of wakefulness, openness, and tenderness that arise when we are fully here and now with our experience.

Simple but not easy. Especially in the face of such overwhelming suffering. And in the full acknowledgment of the blessings, beauty and abundance that surround us. The invitation of today’s practice is to be with it all. Even if just for fleeting moments, we can practice presence to gratitude and compassion. Please find the video here.

Playlist for Nourishing Movement: Presence, Mon Apr 6 2020
Spy Funk 3:46 Quincas Moreira, YouTube Audio Library
It’s Always Too Late to Start Over 5:00 Chris Zabriskie, YouTube Audio Library
Whatdafunk 4:38 Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library
Slow Times Over Here 4:49 Midnight North, YouTube Audio Library
Rubber Ducky 3:58 Slynk, YouTube Audio Library
Love In LA 3:58 DJ Williams, YouTube Audio Library
Savannah 3:41 ELPHNT, YouTube Audio Library
Trophy Wife 3:53 Rondo Brothers, YouTube Audio Library
Rolling Heads 3:42 Unicorn Heads, YouTube Audio Library
Ella’s Interlude 3:56 DJ Williams, YouTube Audio Library
A Trip Around the Moon 5:18 Unicorn Heads, YouTube Audio Library
Asleep with the Sun 6:07 Unicorn Heads, YouTube Audio Library

The Instagram post I mentioned, “Please don’t talk to me about Silver Linings…” by coach, Jane Clapp is here.

And the poem Thanks by W.S. Merwin (with thanks to Zakira Beasley) is below

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
standing by the windows looking out
in our directions
back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you
over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks we are saying thank you
in the faces of the officials and the rich
and of all who will never change
we go on saying thank you thank you
with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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: Becky Trexler, Gwen Baber & Kathie Anzalone! A thousand thanks, friends! Together we can extend this Net of Love.

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.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES
Monday, Apr 6 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Monday, Apr 6, 430-545pm ~ Full Moon Restorative Yoga class with Shandoah Goldman on Monday, April 6 at 430pm on ZOOM! Register and get all the details here.
Tuesday, Apr 7 ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Presence on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Wednesday, Apr 8 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Thursday, Apr 9 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Friday, Apr 10 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel

What’s a silver lining that you are seeing or experiencing? What is a suffering that you are seeing or experiencing? I’d love to know and I always love to hear from you ~ please reach out with email or a comment below!
Until soon, my friends!
Love

 


Today’s practice is an Ajna or Self-Guided practice. “Ajna” is a sanskrit word for the energy center located between the eyebrows, that is sometimes called The Third Eye. This is the center of intuition and inner knowing. Our culture discounts our inner wisdom and instead defers to authority of external information. Today, tap into your inner teacher with this simple practice that will help you tune into what you need to feel more resilient. Find the video guide here.

When you go to my YouTube Channel, remember hit subscribe and ask for notifications by clicking the bell ~ then you’ll always know when I post a new practice!

As always, I love to hear how it feels for you! Please reach out, let me know that you are there and leave a comment below or on the YouTube video.

Here is the playlist I’m using for my own resilience practice:
Dancing Water Daily: Ajna (Self-Guided) ~ Saturday, April 4, 2020
Resilient  4:10 Rising Appalachia
Sweet Inspiration  4:41 Derek Trucks Band
No Roots  3:56 Alice Merton
Wake Me Up  4:10 Avicii
Happy  3:43 Martin Sexton
Elephant (Dub)  6:07 Spiral System
A Stream With Bright Fish  3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

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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, Kristin vonThelen, Lynn Pribus and Mable Kinzie! A thousand thanks, friends!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 ~ find it here
Friday, Apr 3 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Apr 4 9am ~ Ajna / Self-Guided Practice on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Sunday, Apr 5 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel

AND in addition to the Dancing Water Daily practices next week, please join me for a Full Moon Restorative Yoga class with Shandoah Goldman on Monday, April 6 at 430pm on ZOOM! Register and get all the details here.

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

Dharma Dance is a blend of guided and unguided movement that is designed to break habit and long-held patterns while opening you to more awareness, presence and your true way of moving. Today’s class is in two parts Body as Student (guided) and Body as Teacher (unguided) resilience!

You can find today’s video here.

When you go to my YouTube Channel, remember hit subscribe and ask for notifications by clicking the bell ~ then you’ll always know when I post a new practice!

As always, I love to hear how it feels for you! Please reach out, let me know that you are there and leave a comment below or on the YouTube video.

Here is today’s playlist:
Dancing Water Daily: Dharma Dance ~ Friday, April 3, 2020
Marigold 3:54 Quincas Moreira, YouTube Audio Library
Marrionette 4:05 Letter Box, YouTube Audio Library
Cognative Dissonance – Electronic Medium 4:48 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library
Cognative Dissonance – Electronic Medium by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289
Artist: http:/ 0 3/31/2020 4:52 PM
Ubiquitous 3:57 Diamond Ortiz, YouTube Audio Library
Liberation 4:31 Asher Fulero, YouTube Audio Library
Bumba Crossing 4:37 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library
Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500031
Artist: http://incompetech.com/
The Machines Dream 4:42 South London HiFi, YouTube Audio Library
Come Get With Us 4:37 TrackTribe, YouTube Audio Library
Love Now 3:51 Eveningland, YouTube Audio Library
Temptation 3:52 Chris Haugen, YouTube Audio Library
Windswept 4:46 ann annie, 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.

Shout outs to this week’s generous donors: Howell Burnell, Kathie Anzalone, Zakira Beasley, Brenda Brumfield and Mable Kinzie! A thousand thanks, friends!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 ~ find it here
Friday, Apr 3 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Apr 4 9am ~ Ajna / Self-Guided Practice on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Sunday, Apr 5 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel

AND in addition to the Dancing Water Daily practices next week, please join me for a Full Moon Restorative Yoga class with Shandoah Goldman on Monday, April 6 at 430pm on ZOOM! Register and get all the details here.

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

Dharma Dance is a blend of form and freedom. We move with guided and unguided movement, letting the body be both student and teacher. This integration cultivates resilience by helping us break habit and move into new possibilities. Today’s class is a weaving of the guided and unguided: the body learns a form and then we create something new from it. You can find the video here.

I always love to hear how it feels for you! Please leave a comment below or on the YouTube Channel!

Here is today’s playlist:

Dancing Water Daily: Dharma Dance Swirl ~ Thursday, April 2, 2020
Fonkee Ryde 4:15 Noir Et Blanc Vie, YouTube Audio Library
Hanging Out 4:52 Bruno E., YouTube Audio Library
Smile 2 4:43 Jeremy Blake, YouTube Audio Library
Slow Times Over Here 4:49 Midnight North, YouTube Audio Library
Cold Funk – Funkorama 4:48 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library
Cold Funk – Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100499
Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Limo Ride 4:15 TrackTribe, YouTube Audio Library
Sugar Soul 4:53 Bruno E., YouTube Audio Library
Come With Some Funk 4:03 Max McFerren, YouTube Audio Library
Amazement 4:01 Freedom Trail, Studio YouTube Audio Library
Talky Beat 4:56 Twin Musicom, YouTube Audio Library
Talky Beat by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/265/talky-beat
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
God Be With You Till We Meet Again 4:45 Chris Zabriskie, YouTube Audio Library
God Be With You Till We Meet Again by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/dtv/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

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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 … any amount helps sustain my work.

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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 ~ find it here
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

AND in addition to the Dancing Water Daily practices next week, please join me for a Full Moon Restorative Yoga class with Shandoah Goldman on Monday, April 6 at 430pm on ZOOM! Find all the details here.

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

“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!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.
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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