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The world is shifting. My world. Your world. All of it. As it always is, it’s unclear what will stay and what will burn away, what will crumble and what will stand. As I it shifts, I want to move with it and make space for what needs to happen. I am, then, shifting my online teaching schedule from seven classes a week to four: Nourishing Movement on Mondays, Dharma Dance or All Out All You Movement Parties on Fridays, and Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays and Sundays (Minimal Props and Nesting Props, respectively). For my own health and energy and for the space to allow change to happen, let’s keep moving together while we are apart.

Nothing but uncertainty is certain. Circumstances come together only to fall apart moments or months later and then in a flash we must rise up and regain our footing. In the rear view mirror I see so clearly what escaped me then. It’s not that the ground underneath me was suddenly shifting. It’s that the ground underneath us is never still. It’s part of my journey and getting comfortable with life’s groundlessness. ~ Alicia Keys from More Myself

Living as we do, in human bodies on this planet, it makes sense that we love the feel of solid ground under us. Every step we take every day confirms the importance of our connection to solidity. It’s no wonder, then, that our minds also gravitate toward the idea of solidity. As Alicia Keys points out, though, true growth and freedom only come when we realize that the ground underneath us is never still.

In today’s Dharma Dance practice, we’ll blend the experiences of Body as Student and Body as Teacher to feel movement in groundlessness. The Body as Student section offers guided patterns that you might not normally choose with the intention of breaking your mind’s attachment to the way it thinks things will be. The Body as Teacher section offers the uncertainty of surfing the sensation, the sound and the space without knowing exactly what to do or what will happen. Both parts of the practice expand our comfort with the ever-present groundlessness of life. Find the video here.

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

Fri, Jul 3, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Practice ~ Dharma Dance: Moving in Groundlessness
Ferris_Wheel 3:57 Quincas Moreira YouTube Audio Library
Lust 4:06 LATASHÁ YouTube Audio Library
Bumba Crossing 4:37 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Poppy_Seeds 3:39 TrackTribe YouTube Audio Library
As I Figure – Latinesque 3:37 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Spectrum 5:19 TrackTribe YouTube Audio Library
Djansa 2:22 The Mini Vandals featuring Mamadou Koita and Lasso YouTube Audio Library
Point_Green_Getdown 2:29 Craig MacArthur YouTube Audio Library
Head_High_Swells 2:19 The Whole Other YouTube Audio Library
Spy_Funk 3:46 Quincas Moreira YouTube Audio Library
Eastern Thought 4:22 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Friday Morning 3:30 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library

THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER PRACTICES ~ Moving in Uncertainty & Groundlessness
Monday Jun 29 ~ NEW CLASS! Nourishing Movement: Moving in Uncertainty ~ find it here
Tuesday Jun 30 11am ~ Archive Dive! Choose from nearly 90 archived classes + Meditations on Uncertainty on Insight Timer!
Wednesday Jul 1 ~ NEW CLASS! Moon River Restorative Yoga: Being with Uncertainty (Minimal Props)
Thursday Jul 2 ~ Archive Dive! Choose from nearly 90 archived classes!
Friday Jul 3 ~ NEW CLASS! Dharma Dance: Moving in Groundlessness ~ find it here
Saturday Jul 4 ~ Archive Dive! Choose from nearly 90 archived classes!
Sunday Jul 5 ~ NEW CLASS! Moon River Restorative: Being with Groundlessness (Nesting Props)
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