Last week was a tough week. I was given notice that one of my favorite studios to practice and teach at is closing. Same night, 1-2AM, I watched two creepers prowling between my neighbor’s and my houses, run off, come back, and then have to run away from something again to hide in my backyard.
So when I saw my friend’s call to fill in last minute on her team, Peddlin’ for Chanise, I had a deep knowing that I needed to ride in the race to keep my spirits high. I joined the team, not knowing that I was getting myself into a dance performance. I showed up to dance practice… I enjoyed watching, but couldn’t imagine performing THAT for an audience. Well I found myself at a crossroads… Either I could stick to my comfort zone and sit on the side lines while my team danced, or I could forget my inhibitions and dance. We were dancing to fundraise for Chanise, a neighborhood gem of a lady, who has MS and needs support. Well, I chose to dance. And I loved it. We loved it, Peddlin’ for Chanise is left full of giggles and love. Not only that, but our team did pretty well racing too, 30 laps, for a total of 138 miles, 65 bonus points, for a total of 95 laps. We raised $200, faced and overcame some silly stage fright, and made the world a little bit better of a place.
Our yoga is really about connecting and uniting, it isn’t Warrior 1 or any other posture that creates transformation, but how we take that sense of empowerment from the asana off the mat and into our communities. And if I didn’t have yoga, how would I dip so low? 😉 Here’s the dance performance: