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It’s not you, it’s me

  I did something scary today. I announced that I was taking a break from teaching dance. This has been a long time coming and I don’t know how long the break is going to be. I still love dancing … Continue reading

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Adventures in swinging the other way #stilladanceblog

God, I haven’t posted anything here since March. A lot has happened since then and I’ve had a lot of thoughts and written a lot of stuff, most of it is stream-of-consciousness processing in paper journals, some of it draft … Continue reading

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Strengths

I know I go on about it a lot, but participating in Niyc Pidgeon’s Upgrade Your Success programme last summer was a great thing for me and has had all kinds of follow-on effects. One fun thing we worked with … Continue reading

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Back to the dance

I went to a ceilidh recently. It was like contra dances and folk dances I’ve attended before. You arrive and there are people smiling at you, and the room is rapidly becoming warm with happy bodies. You see people you … Continue reading

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The theology of perfection

At my yoga teacher training day recently, one of the teachers summed up what we were all thinking thus: “We’re not perfect. Perfect is boring.” I agree. Yet what popped into my brain at that moment and demanded to be … Continue reading

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Heiling hands

There’s a thing I’ve noticed amongst newer bellydance performers now and then: they’ll be doing some kind of hip work with a classic L arm position (one arm roughly at shoulder height, the other extended overhead) and they’ll look like … Continue reading

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Too busy to hold on

I work in a really big organisation which does terribly important work. I’m just a tiny part of a tiny part of it, and there are huge bits of that it my job doesn’t even touch, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Write yo’ lines/ with our words we create our world

Using a mantra is one practice in which more is better. Repetition furthers. – Ram Dass, Be Love Now   I love it that the internet allows you to change the text of Bart Simpson’s famous chalkboard. The old-school idea … Continue reading

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Your heart’s the best

This post comes equipped with a very excellent soundtrack:   I had a kind of revelation in yoga class one Tuesday morning: my heart is amazing. My heart pumps blood and all the vital stuff it carries around my body, … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite backbends

Although I’m conservative with my backbends because I don’t want to just jam the edges of two poor unsuspecting vertebrae together, my body really likes the feeling of lengthening and stretch down the front supported by muscle strength. First thing … Continue reading

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