Here is the recording from our breathing teleclass and a few highlights! Your body burns off 700 billion old cells daily. The old cells are toxic and can cause a sluggish feeling in your body if they are not eliminated at the same rate they are being produced. The waste is easily eliminated if you are breathing properly and getting plenty of oxygen.
Are you constantly beating yourself up about your weight? Is your life so full and fast you barely have time to catch your breath? Do you feel overwhelmed about where to begin?
Have you ever inhaled your food - only to 'wake up' in a food coma with little to no memory of the food coming in or even how much you ate!? Imagine being able to breathe easy with your food - noticing the cues from your body about what to eat and when. By slowing down and focusing on your breath, you can learn to tune into your body's innate ability to self-regulate with food.
I hope your summer was filled with movement, friends and fun! It was a whirlwind of dance for me - starting last May when I returned to San Francisco to dance again with the jazz dance company, then to the Berkshires in July to teach jazz at Berkshire Pulse, and lastly, the amazing opportunity to teach at Steps here in New York City! It had me questioning why I had put my dance on the shelf for so many years, and I realized the pain was still there that set the foundation for the work I do today.
The richness of friendship and the organizations I serve inspire and sustain me. As human beings, we have much to share and learn from one another and yet often we hold back from creating relationships for fear of being hurt, not liked, or the feeling of not being good enough.
It's been a lightning speed month AGAIN. So much so that many commitments I had made verbally or otherwise - got dropped, overlooked or 'fell through the cracks.' I’ve been stuck in the 'doing the same thing over and over expecting different results' place in my life. But I keep going.
I had the incredible opportunity to perform with the San Francisco Jazz Dance Company 30 years later! I was a company member from '83-'85 right out of college. The event exceeded my expectations and was truly a dancer's dream come true!
That was by far the longest, coldest winter EVER! When even my very optimistic, upbeat, energetic friends conceded it was a difficult winter, I knew it wasn't just the estrogen leaving my body that might be bringing me down.
New York City: My favorite city in the world. Here is where I found my groove, where I launched my careers and grew my business. From jazz dancer to trainer to speaker, this city has been the backdrop to ALL of my professional fulfillment.
I am deeply rested. And I confused it with being unmotivated, blue, unsure how to move forward. Being unmotivated doesn't even sound or feel like me. But it has been a very challenging 4+ months - personally and professionally. And I realized that the deep rest was so incredibly unfamiliar, that I mistook it for all things 'wrong' instead of 'peace at last.'