Are you ready to FLY?! Yesterday Adelle and I held a Nia routine immersion for the new Nia routine FLY! We had great fun as 8 teachers came together to dance, share, laugh and learn!! Today everyBody can learn the basic moves of this FUNtastic routine in a Learn the Move Playshop at 2:30. The Playshop also includes the fabulous music CD and the 4:00 pm Nia class. Click on this link and pre-register under workshops: The Synergy Studio. Let's FLY!!
The focus of FLY is the 5 Fitness Sensations of Nia: Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability (FAMSS). Yummy!! There are many benefits in developing body awareness of the 5 sensations of flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability in your workout and in your life. Each unique sensation is necessary for keeping your body physically fit and energetically balanced. Integrating all 5 sensations in your dance keeps muscles relaxed, highly charged and ready for action over longer periods of time. Your muscles can work with greater efficiency when they are allowed to move and rest as they go from one sensation to another.
FLEXIBILITY is sensed as energy moving out. It is a feeling of releasing power. Flexibility feels like a warm lengthening along the bone that stretches the belly of the muscle. Flexibility relaxes and never tenses the body. Sense this…Stretch your arms out and reach for the stars. The sensation that you feel is the sensation of flexibility!
AGILITY is sensed as energy starting and stopping. It is a feeling of pulling and pushing. Agility feels like a playful tug-of-war action, changing; stop-now GO. Sense this...Act as if you are reaching out and catching a fire fly, then another and another. The sensation you feel is the sensation of agility!
MOBILITY is sensed as energy in constant movement, a continuous energy flow in a wide range of motion – a constant and varying excitation of the nerves around the joints, engaging the muscles, bones and joints.
Sense this… Move all 10 fingers simultaneously and act as if you are tickling someone. The sensation you feel is the sensation of mobility!
STRENGTH is sensed as energy moving inward, like squeezing or packing energy against the bone. It feels like a warm power moving along and into the bones. Sense this… Clench your fist softly and draw power into your body through your fists and arms. The sensation you feel is the sensation of strength! YES!!
STABILITY is sensed as energy moving from the center out in all directions. It is the feeling of harmony and peace, combined with readiness for action. Sense this… Balance on one leg, and in slow motion, move your free leg and both arms. Stability is what keeps you from falling, even as you move and dance through life.
And as with everything we do in a Nia class, the benefits extend to our daily life. A Flexible mind that allows us to be open to all the possibilities the world has for us...take us out of our norm of doing things. Agility gifts us with the ability to move through the starts and stops of life, changes that come to us, with grace and ease. Mobility allows us to flow and blend with our day and feel excited about life. Strength gifts us with personal power to say YES and NO, and to believe in who we are. And Stability keeps us connected to heaven above and earth below, giving us the sensation we are Universally supported in our own unique Dance of Life. FAMSS!!!
So let's train our body's to activate all 5 sensations and see what happens! See you on the dance floor! I will be teaching FLY all week.
My Nia classes this week:
Sunday (Today) at 4:00 pm,
Monday and Thursday at 5:30 pm
and Saturday at 9:30 am
all at http://www.thesynergystudio.
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Love & Light,
Joanie Brooks, Nia Training Faculty, Nia White Belt Trainer, Nia 5 Stages of Healing Facilitator, Journey Dance Guide, Mindful Change Coach and Laughter Yoga Leaderhttp://www.joaniebrooks.me/
Nia - Somatic Education for EveryBody. Nia is an expressive movement form & lifestyle practice that uses The Body's Way to achieve physical, mental, emotional & spiritual fitness & well-being."
75 trillion cells in your body…Play with them all with Nia!