What feeds your soul?
What do you do to bring joy and nourishment to yourself?
For me, I love to walk in nature with my black dog, in all weather, experiencing grey sky, rain, wind, and even sun! I also love to dance and Nia enables me to do this together with truly wonderful women .
Tomorrow and for the next week, in Nia class, we are dancing to the routine Soul. The music and moves are strongly influenced by Native Americans. I love to dip into that wonderfully rich and ancient culture, imagining what it was like to stand, balancing, in the hot sun, on the edge of a high cliff, looking down at the river sparkling way below. Or to enter a cave and see the figures drawn on the wall, to become one of those figures as I dance; to step to the beat of the powerful drum.
I acknowledge Britta von Tagen, lovely Nia colleague, who was inspired to create this routine, living in Idaho with close links to the indigenous people.
It really is a moving mediation for me. This is Soul Food.
I invite you to come and experience again, or for the first time, this dance session called Soul.