Do the Math Dance: 99 + 1 + 1 + 1…

October 21, 2011

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh!!!  Inhale/Exhale 1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2

Number crunched accelerating time,
99 percent and beyond,
physically we are math’s dance!
Bodies resist accumulating too much,
too little–hard WORK for a body!
Pay attention to the math.

Shake out a hand. Shake out the other, 1+1=2. Shake a leg. Shake the other.
Your body is repeating patterns in a fractal Universe. Fibonacci Numbers Unite!

Want to count to a few trillion in 30 seconds or less?

Use easy focus. Let your body do the math.
Dance with one hand and add parts from there until you’re crazy dancing all over.
Now subtract movement till one hand is dancing.
How many cells did the math dance? They say 10 to 50 trillion.
WOW!  ABUNDANT Math happens!

Did you know that in 48 hours humans will create more data than we did in the last 30,000 years?

Line, Spiral, Circle, Arc Teachers can’t resist dancing math data on youtube. You’ve always done similar dances know it or not.

The best number? 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1  + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1…….. (Is that why I keep seeing 11?)

Raise a hand and dance on behalf of loved ones far and near, the ever widening circle, the take aways and new additions!

Symmetry in Motion

Polymaths! Dance life to the max! Body Mind Heart and Spirit! 1,2,3,4, 1.2.3,4, 8 Core Elements, 13 major joints, 26 Elements in the InterPlay System spiraling on 5 of this and 5 of that! Shhhh….its a secret.

Gratitude to InterPlayers who are good at MATH!


Scout, the WonderPlay Dog, Returns!

October 14, 2011
Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh.
Scout the Wonder PlayDog is back. He’ll substitute a yawn for a sigh and shake it all out!
Scout’s favorite season is Autumn. Either he or his cameraman is pretty excited about it. What’s your favorite season?
Is there something you are excited about right now? Enjoy noticing whatever is true for you.
No matter where he is or where he’s going, Scout is always ready for the next adventure.
And, the truth is that we may not always be ready for everything. When those moments come along, we can be prepared to let go of needing to be ready and simply notice what’s happening right now. As you listen to this improvised piano piece by Stan Stewart, enjoy stretching a hand or your whole body into the idea of letting go.

For more — including “Scout through the seasons” — check out his playlist at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL940476B704941AC0
Playful blessings!

The Magic of Follow Through

October 7, 2011

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…

Embodied following and leading create mutuality, joy,  deeper connection. Following gets wider movements to happen. How is your follow through?

Wing It’s Susan Main, Coke Nakamoto, Nadia Thalji, Suz Strasberger interplay with following and leading.

Following our hearts desire can be counter intuitive, yet it’s how guys like Steve Jobs create jobs. (Thank you Steve!) Stay curious. Stay foolish! Keep going. Play!

Jeff Breting (Minnesota) deepened and upped his playfulness during a season of unemployment by immersing himself in InterPlay’s Life Practice Program for a second time. He wrote,

After 8 months of being unemployed I’ll be spending this momentous occasion by starting a new engineering job.

Since the beginning of this year, my journey has put me in touch with well over 400 new people in my life, which is a large number for an introvert.

Leading and following is an InterPlay form that has helped me navigate through these many hundreds of conversations.  In my body, it feels good to lead and to be followed, it feels good to be led and to follow, and it feels good to not know who’s leading and who’s following…

Since it feels good to both lead and follow, I’ve been following my body wisdom by seeking out relationships where conversation is filled with an adequate level of shared leadership time. While I was staying at the Berkeley Hostel (Piedmont House), I shared the Leading & Following form with a housemate, and her eyes lit up as we moved our hands in shared leadership. In its pure InterPlay context, the leading and following form pretty much always causes sparks of joy.

When applied to conversations, the leading and following imagery has helped me to better navigate a wide variety of conversations with many different people.

As I follow my body wisdom by nurturing relationships where I can lead, follow, and share leadership, I am increasingly filled with the joy that comes with satisfying relationships.

There are 5 movements in healthy interaction. We practice them when we improvise.

  • Are you leading?
  • Are you following?
  • Are you finding the magical blend?
  • Are you letting go?
  • Are you reconnecting?

What do you want more of today? Even dancing alone you do all five: Initiate, follow through, lose yourself, change, follow to the next place.

Take a minute to follow into a dance or rest with Roy Todd’s composition, “Pure Delight.”

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…