Train Your Joy Body coming this Friday

October 22, 2010

Theron Shaw, InterPlay's Development Guy

*Body Wisdom
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Train Your Joy Body
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Bring a hand up in connection
*Love Opens

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

Wheeeeee. Let’s Train!

(Thank you Tony Hole)

Body Wisdom:

Joy is a constant underground, embodied river. But sometimes we forget. Celebration, community, music, dance, making something, another person, a good game, a divine moment, a win can tap it. Still, we get rusty. Joy is a body thing, a gift of being human. Why wait to unleash it? Even those who grieve need it.

Train Your Joy Body

Behold the beauty around you. It beholds you.

Let the Reassurance of Westcott and Rodway, lead you into

silence or

the dance of one hand or your whole being or

humming or toning or

poetry.

If that didn’t do it try…


(Sorry about that evil twin bit at the end)

Bring a hand up in connection to those all around:  friends, playmates, challenging partners.

Move a hand to this chant from Mary Grigolia, UU minister, InterPlay friend.

Love opens up our bodies

and Love opens our spirits

and love opens our hearts

We’re seeds of love, we’re seeds of love.

Celebrate the love the births the seed

Comfort one another when we grief

Greet each day together with the need to

share this love, to share this love.

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

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Find out what’s on the InterPlay horizon. Check out the website to get on the train to India in January or to visit other InterPlay blogs. Go to any blog post and look to the right to see other InterPlay bloggers: Gretchen Wegner, Nika Quirk, CathyAnn Beaty, Beandrea Davis, Mandala Design Works Anita Bondi, Stan Stewart.

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Ever Have One of Those Days

August 27, 2009
A Face Dance in North Carolina: Peter Buck, Jori Martinez-Woods, CC King, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Dyck DeWid, Dorothy Finnigan, Nika Quirk

A Face Dance in North Carolina: Peter Buck, Jori Martinez-Woods, CC King, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Dyck DeWid, Dorothy Finnigan, Nika Quirk

Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay: Ever have one of Those Days

“One of those days” Song by James Shattauer

Welcome the Angel Practice

“Take it Easy” video by Bill Shannon, “Crutch.”

Raise A Hand in Blessing to Mary Grigolia’s “Love Opens Up Our Bodies” chant

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Take a deep breath, let it out with a sigh.

“One of Those Days” Song by Jim Shattauer, Minnesota InterPlayer, children’s music performer extraordinaire

Listen to “One of Those Days”

Welcome the Angel practice
•     Take a deep breath.
•    Open your arms like wings.
•    Give yourself a hug.
•    Squirm out the kinks of the day.
•    Shake out the day for as long as it takes.
•    Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh.

“Take it Easy” video

Like one in every 1200 children, Bill Shannon has a bilateral hip deformity — his hips aren’t round, and putting pressure on them creates swelling. Since the age of five, he’s been using crutches, and by now, he considers them be an extension of his body. Instead of feeling handicapped, Shannon has turned walking on crutches into an art form! In this video, watch Bill take it to the street, dance, skate and more — all to challenge images of disability through performance art. On the streets, they call him Crutch.

Raise A Hand in Blessing

When we dance hand to hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can often feel that connection even when we aren’t right together.
 Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.

Listen to “Love Opens” by Mary Grigolia

Love opens up our bodies
Love opens up our spirits
Love opens up our hearts
We’re seeds of love.

Deep Breath, Let it out with a Sigh…

For more about

Mary Grigolia http://www.marygrigolia.com

James Schattauer http://www.bigheartcreations.com/

Bill Shannon http://www.whatiswhat.com/