Move and Make it Fun

Moving needs to be fun, or why do it?

I’ve never been a fan of slogging it out on the cross trainer, and through uni spent my time running, thinking ow, ow, ow, I hate this, I hate this, I hate this with every step. Awesome way to spend my time, right?

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Well Future Sounds of Yoga made me happier than I’ve been in a long time.

It goes something like this: lie down to the slow beats of chilled electronic music, start guided yoga practice with the movements increasing in intensity at the same rate as the music. Build the practice, with each move making me turn inwards. The low lighting and music made it easy to focus the yoga on myself and my body and movement (sometimes I am a competitive yogi, looking at everyone else more than I pay attention to myself! Not here). Build the practice to partnered sun salutations.

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Then! Mats to the side of the room, glow sticks passed around, guided energetic dance morphing to free form movement while the DJ played on! We danced, and smiled and laughed and threw glow sticks in the air! I felt so free!!

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To finish, calming yoga moves, and another lie down on the floor.

At the end I went up to Angel, our instructor, and said I feel SO! HAPPY!! And laughed.

An old hip injury makes me hold myself tightly most of the time, but in that room I throw my arms and lift my hands and stomp my feet and MOVE! And it feels so good. And I am happy.

Xx Sam

 

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8 Comments on Move and Make it Fun

  1. Sara
    November 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM (3 years ago)

    Omg, this sounds so fun! I’ve fallen off the yoga-wagon over the last year and need to get inspired to get back into it. Maybe I’ll see if I can find a class near me! Or maybe I’ll just see what music the play and make my own party at home. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

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    • admin
      November 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM (3 years ago)

      it IS so fun! And such a great way to keep the yoga happening and be really joyful in the process!
      I hope you can find one like it near you! xx

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  2. Nathalie
    November 9, 2013 at 3:29 AM (3 years ago)

    Sam, This sounds soooo great! I’d love to know more about it. Are there any video resources I could check out! 🙂

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  3. Sonia
    November 9, 2013 at 3:07 AM (3 years ago)

    Very interesting post! I’ve never heard of this form of yoga before but it sure sounds like alot of fun. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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    • admin
      November 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM (3 years ago)

      It’s so fun! this kind of thing is popping up all over the place now, I love that there’s a gret way to have fun and stay fit! xx

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  4. Jenny
    November 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM (3 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS!!! I only wish it was in the US…. I’m a yoga teacher and would love this. So much fun 🙂 I used to teach jammin yoga every week (hip hop) but recently stopped as I’m moving. Hopefully I’ll be able to teach it again soon– and maybe even do a tour! HOW FUN!

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    • admin
      November 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM (3 years ago)

      How fun!!! If you tour to Oz you MUST let me know!
      America has so many interesting exercise events, I bet you have something like this over there…
      So fun! xx

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