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We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. What would happen if we see overwhelm as an opportunity to take things easier and make things simpler?

In times of stress, fear or uncertainty, when my little boat gets swamped, I feel the physical sensation of overwhelm. It’s sometimes a heaviness in my body, the sensation of the sympathetic nervous system freezing up. Other times, overwhelm sends me off into distraction and busyness.

I’ve had lots of opportunities in the past weeks to practice different ways of responding to overwhelm. Today’s Nourishing Movement practice explores two of them. I was inspired by two teachers:

When you feel overwhelmed, you’re trying too hard. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

What if you set aside your current plans for a moment and just tried the simplest option? ~ James Clear

Together, let’s acknowledge the sensation of overwhelm and play with releasing our grip of trying and looking for the next simplest thing to do. Find the video here.

~~~ 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: Simply Navigating Overwhelm
~ Tue May 5 2020

Triangle 3:41 Audionautix YouTube Audio Library
Delta Wave 4:02 Asher Fulero YouTube Audio Library
Exit the Premises 3:30 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Ubiquitous 3:57 Diamond Ortiz YouTube Audio Library
Cognative Dissonance – Electronic Medium 4:48 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
The Place Inside 3:34 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
Mission Dub 4:05 TrackTribe YouTube Audio Library
Hackbeat 4:02 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Modern Situations 8:52 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
I Am Running Down the Long Hallway of Viewmont Elementary 6:25 Chris Zabriskie YouTube Audio Library

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Monday, May 4 ~ Nourishing Movement: Overwhelm Pause & Keep Going ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 5 ~ Nourishing Movement ~ find it here
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

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Until soon, my friends!

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