Third of 5 Mindful Moves

Third of 5 Mindful Moves™ – #3 Visualize what is emerging – clarify your insights and envision the future. This 3rd mindful move offers a new beginning by initiating and directing clear, upward growth. Tips: • Imagine the future, listen with your heart and clarify your insights. • Raise your hands up and imitate the growth of plants and trees reaching toward the sun. Feel yourself align in a powerful and erect position. Practice yoga …

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Mindful Leading – Step back to move forward

Step Back To Move Forward – sometimes you have to step back in order to move forward. This is especially true when things are not moving as well as you’d like. Often it is best to pause, take stock of where you are and reconnect from the inside out. This is what happens in a ballroom dance when the leader is trying to re-connect with his partner and re-establish balance. It is easier for the …

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Second of 5 Mindful Moves

Second of 5 Mindful Moves #2 Open your body, mind and heart – release resistance, broaden perspective and expand creativity. This 2nd mindful move brings inspiration and renewal of creative energy by connecting with the formless and opening to the flow of life. Tips: • Explore best practices and creative inspirations to help release old paradigms that limit. • Open and expand your body and breath using mindful connection (dance, yoga, meditation, walking). Breathe with …

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Second of 5 Mindful Moves

Second of 5 Mindful Moves – #2 Open your body, mind and heart – release resistance, broaden perspective and expand creativity. This 2nd mindful move brings inspiration and renewal of creative energy by connecting with the formless and opening to the flow of life. Tips: • Explore best practices and creative inspirations to help release old paradigms that limit. • Open and expand your body and breath using mindful connection (dance, yoga, meditation, walking). Breathe …

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Freedom using first of 5 Mindful Moves

Freedom using first of 5 Mindful Moves In practicing the first of the 5 Mindful Moves – Map where I am, I observe where my mind is primarily focused. When meditating, I become present to my mind’s current state. As I do, it begins to release. This is liberating!! Woohoo!! At Common Ground meditation center, Mark Nunberg clarified 6 different mind realms that can captivate our attention. I found these descriptions very helpful. 1) Angelic …

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First of 5 Mindful Moves

This year I’d like to make it simple, fun and possible for you to create what you/we truly desire. How? …by using the 5 Mindful Moves™. Begin with cycle 1: Map where you are – observe and reflect in this moment. This first “mindful move” reveals wisdom and brings awareness to the quality of your life and work by observing this moment and chipping away everything that is not useful. Tips: •Connect with your body …

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Finding your center

In partner dance it is important for each dancer to be grounded in their own centers before joining. There are three centers we refer to in dance – 1) abdomen, 2) heart and 3) forehead. Heart center is most important. Then, when you join with your partner, your center changes as you engage. The connection is literally body to body, heart to heart, and breath to breath. When you move apart, you must ground back into …

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Flip, Float, Flow

Flip, Float, Flow This summer I was back in my hometown for a reunion with my high school girlfriends. Our small town of 10,000 people in Port Washington, Wisconsin is beautifully located on Lake Michigan. As we shared our current lives, one friend reported a story of a teenage boy who was caught in Lake Michigan’s strong current as he swam with friends. Unfortunately, he tried to fight against the current and lost. Another friend …

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Letting things move…

In my Feng Shui studies, I am instructed to prepare myself before a consultation by repeating the Heart Sutra 9 times. As I drive to someone’s home or office, I recite this mantra: Gate Gate Para Gate Parsam Gate Bodhi Svaha. I understand the translation to mean “going, going, going on beyond, always going on beyond, transitioned (arrived/awakened).” When I first heard the translation I was curious why this was chosen as the initial setting of …

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