The ban on indoor Grooving and Yoga for lockdown was an unexpected blessing - Patanjali was right when he warned against us trying to label a situation is 'good' or 'bad'.
Today's Groove started with snow, but we kicked off our shoes and Grooved, the sunshine in our souls (and our whoops of joy) brought out the sunshine in the sky and all was well.
There is something so incredibly empowering about literally carrying on dancing while the rain (or snow) falls. It teaches us that we can carry on despite the conditions of life - that we can choose and we have the power to feel amazing - especially if we have a group of wonderful, supportive beings around us - and that's Mandala for you.
Deafway, Dance & Open-Minds
My favourite part of each week right now is sharing chair-based Groove dance with the wonderful Deaf residents at Deafway. We humans all enjoy rhythmic movement and expression and it's such a joy and honour to be sharing this with such fab humans.
I have been teaching yoga to the Deafway community for a couple of years and I noticed that the more rhythmic I was the more enjoyment the participants experienced, this makes so much sense on so many levels and it's something I incorporate into all of my teaching now, but this spurred me on to figure out how to share dance with them.
I am so pleased that Deafway and the residents and visitors were supportive of the exploration - that's what we yogis do - we don't assume, we explore with open hearts and open minds.
There's a great feature here about some wonderful deaf dancers https://www.dancemagazine.com/deaf-dancers-2641619050...