Fired Up/Cooled Down: Meditation on incrementality

January 19, 2012

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

Todays Body Wisdom TTT: Things Take Time: Incrementality

When you take a walk today, notice.

  • I move one step at a time.
  • I enjoy each step.
  • I celebrate small moments.
  • I claim new places.
  • I acknowledge those who support my progress.

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh

In pain or stress, incrementality may be difficult. Survival is demanding.

It is OK to take leaps of imagination with heart, prayer and vision, to be carried, to take no steps, to rise out of your body, to hover, to rest in “other worlds.” All is body wisdom for the art of living.

Take a moment to dance on behalf of the joy and love of friends in InterPlay who are moving through health challenges: Ann and Rae in Sydney, Randall in Memphis. Others? Place their names in the comments.

Do you need to be danced on behalf of today? Anytime someone opens and plays “Amy’s Song” a prayer of love will be danced for you.

Take another deep breath and let it out with a sigh.

I raise my hand to you from Sydney!


O, chair dancer! Shake it out!

January 14, 2012

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

Shake out one hand and Shake out the other.

Now, Shake Out Whatever You Are Sitting On!

This is one of the InterPlay slogans.  It means that our bodies hold on “tight” to things. Fortunately, we can shake it out! Even “people of the chairs” can let energy move and let spirit flow. We can amuse and be amused. Ellen DeGeneres agrees. She invited Aunt Carol to come on her show after this youtube went viral. Aunt Carol is an InterPlayer “in her heart.” I’m sure.

Are you an InterPlayers with youtube savvy? Join an InterPlay campaign and create a chair dance of your own! Hey, if they get watched these would count as connections!  I’ll try to post some 30 second chair dances while in Australia. That’s where I am headed today!

Here’s some music. Do you own improvisational chair dance now. Remember, you can shake out whatever you are sitting on!

Oooooooooooo….Saying a little prayer for you!

Earth, Air, Water, Fire: 2012 Tune InUp

January 7, 2012

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

Shake out whatever you are sitting on.

We’ll use solo movement in this practice, so lets warm up with the InterPlay hand dance.

The four elements earth, air, water, fire each bring unique wisdom and energy to life.


In stillness tune in to your bodyspirit.
Is one or more elements calling to you this year. Do you need more earth, air, fire, or water?
Welcome the first thing that comes to mind.
Use the hand dance form or stand up to explore and listen to inspiration from the elements No need to figure it out. In moving, thoughts and images may shift, blend or evolve into new ideas. Welcome whatever comes.
If you find it difficult to dance alone, do some free writing or sit in silence. All are embodied practice.)
Move in silence, to your own music, or to music in this youtube,

Write or jot down any impressions. Feel free to share them in the comments.

May 2012 bear you up on wings of love, fill you with the breath of life, carry you on joyful waters of curiosity, inspire you with passion, and increase your savoring for beauty of this earth.

Raising a hand to those who play across the miles,