Sitting here in the cool of this morning, knowing full well the temperature is set to go sky high again today. Like everything else, the weather is just not what it was. Sounds like a refrain from a country song: “things just ain’t what they was”. Change, continuous on so many planes, keeps us firmly entrenched in long term Zen training. Some days it’s a big stretch to view all the chaos through a spiritual filter of surrendered presence. It’s a big ask when it’s 115 degrees, fires burn the forest, division is the entrenched cultural norm, war & poverty are not even front page news, breathing air is unhealthy and Covid just keeps slinking around our edges. Can we love life in whatever way it is being served up?
I keep answering yes. Eventually. Some days harder than others. But the same priorities keep my yes alive. Sowing seeds and harvesting fruits of connection to loved ones. Coming to my mat to breathe and feel and tend. Partnering with astounding patients healing up in the studio. Preparing nourishing food in a kitchen I love. Dancing in this community. Watering my plants. Breaking away for the devotion of living close to ocean and mountains. And teaching. How impactful holding space that supports us in movement has become. And even though “things just ain’t what they was” all this still supports my love of life.
Teaching and practicing live is calling me. Big time. We are all gaining skill in personal health risk assessment. Can you feel that? I reached a tipping point when my physical health needs had to come in better balance with my emotional/mental health requirements. Who knows what the future holds but right now teaching, practicing and treating patients live is bringing me that balance. The Clara venue is very spacious. If you’re in the Sacramento region, we dance there Wednesday night and Sunday morning. And I will be there four Saturday mornings in October for Tend Your Aging Body. Feeling it out. Possibilities for a weekday drop in class are beginning to brew. If you’re feeling it, let’s be live together.
We’re aging. Really. And over the decades, guess what, our needs change. There is tender self-care your body craves. This offering is so NOT boot camp! Pleasure mat skills with rollers & balls that free up tight fascia. Core vitality accessed through breath-psoas intimacy. Length for the tightest muscles. Tend Your Aging Body is perfect if you want the motivation and confidence to come to your home mat to breathe and feel and tend. It’s not complicated. Even 15 minutes can make a world of difference.
If you’re a beginner to this way of being with your body? You’ll absorb the essentials. Experienced? Come to deepen your practice, feel the space. Together we’ll be creating the support for a fluid body, powerful in motion. Come breathe, come feel, come change. Really. Well maybe a picture is worth a thousand words:
I suppose if things just ain’t what they was, we have a chance to create whatever is next, whatever will someday be the new was, something that may even be better than the old was.
Yours in the Big Whatever….❤️Bella