…Down the Dancing Path…

Remember when I talked about starting a home yoga practice and getting to know my post-baby body?

Well…it’s CHECK-IN TIME!

I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since I made that post. It feels like way less. But the change in my body is amazing.

I’ve been continuing with the modified yoga flows almost-every-day (and reminding myself that not-doing it for a day or two now and then doesn’t make me a quitter). And I feel so much better. My abs feel stronger. My back hurts less. My posture is straighter. My legs are less creaky (still creaky if I sit for too long, though).

And that’s just the beginning. My body feels like it’s breathing again. Before I started this practice, my body felt stagnant, the energy in my legs felt sludgy (I can’t think of a better way to describe this). I was barely moving at all, and when I did move…it’s like I couldn’t get my whole body in on the act. I think that’s why I had so much trouble letting go and sweating like a wild-woman. It was…so…effing…frustrating. But now…

Now my body is remembering how to dance again, from my head to my toes. My muscles are reactivating. My energy is flowing. I feel less afraid of hurting myself. I breathe more deeply. I move with more freedom. I feel the truth: that I am a dancer, that everyone is. My body is remembering this.

The other day I was sitting at my computer, and I suddenly felt like dancing—in a way that I hadn’t danced in a long, long time. But more than that, I felt like sharing my dance with the world…with you. So I called Matthew over and he helped me to capture it. This is the first, but it won’t be the last. This way, I can show you my journey instead of just telling you about it in words.

This is short (less than a minute) and silent. But it’s complete and it’s 100% me and I’m so excited to share it with you. Thank you for dancing with me.




16 thoughts on “…Down the Dancing Path…”

    1. Thank you!
      Wow, it has, hasn’t it? Remember being Greg’s back-up dancers at parties? Hehe!
      I can’t wait to make more! I’m looking for Creative Commons music so I can dance to music without worrying about clashes of copyrights 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jenn! Every time I read what you write about dance and Nia, my body goes “Ooh! Yes! That!! I want to feel like that!” And now I feel like I’m getting there! 😀

  1. So glad that you have made your online dancing debut! I love three things about this video: (a) the silence. It made me curious about the music that was playing in your head; (b) the background. I’d dance like too if I were in a setting like that!; and (c) dancing with just your upper body. A testament that even someone with “two left feet” is able to dance, because dance extends so far beyond our feet, calves, and thighs. Thanks so much for posting!

    1. (Very belated, sorry!)
      Thank you! I LOVE dancing with my upper body! I once got in trouble with an improv teacher because I didn’t use my whole body enough 😛

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  4. I found your blog through Andrea Schroeder whom I have been a fan of for a long time. Recently, I realized that I NEED the Creative dream incubator and now I am even more convinced!
    Your dance is sooo beautiful and inspiring. It makes me want to dance too!
    I am so grateful that I found your site, and happy that you are following your heart!

    1. YAY!! 😀
      Thank you! I’m so happy you stopped by!
      The Creative Dream Incubator was completely magical for me…I hope it makes your heart sing!

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