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Playing an instrument. I study classical guitar and it takes me to a full mindfulness experience every time. I believe it helps balance and ground me.  I am grateful to have this to channel light into this world. It changes energy!

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I have to admit, lately it has been the zen pictures and markers I have been going to.  It is interesting how the dark and light colors go together.  Such play on emotions.  I can even do the same book only different colors without even knowing it.  I must have millions of pictures. lol.  I heard that this type of work helps someone that has trouble with eating.  The creative part of the brain takes over and organization takes place.  I guess think before you eat?  I know I am eating better.  Blessings.   

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bluebaby, I also love the vibrations of music.  a Clarinet musician since high school.  I now pick up the pan flute, wood tonette, and Ukulele  every so often.  They really are my friends in calming and clearing.   Feeling fresh, clean and clear vibrations of sound, resonate with my sole on a high level.  Ever feel like you jump out of yourself?  Music can do that, especially in nature surroundings.  As a child in 5 grade I would play horn outside in the summer.  I remember the awesome feelings of friendship and clarity.  

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Does anyone have any songs or artists they can recommend for mindfully dancing or practicing yoga to? I've got a handful but haven't found anything new lately.

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23 hours ago, Gillian Sanger said:

Does anyone have any songs or artists they can recommend for mindfully dancing or practicing yoga to? I've got a handful but haven't found anything new lately.

Hmm, what do you look for (or prefer) when selecting the music for mindful dancing? 

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3 hours ago, Ro H. said:

Hmm, what do you look for (or prefer) when selecting the music for mindful dancing? 

@Ro H. - Hmm.. music I'd choose for mindful or conscious dancing is pretty varied. Some of the tracks I currently really enjoy moving to include 'Moon / Sun' by Trevor Hall, 'Resilient' by Rising Appalachia, and 'Open' by Rhye. Also open to more instrumental music with a beat 🙂

@Paige PIlege - Those all sound very soothing!! Thank you for the share! 

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Has anyone been exploring the arts in these challenging times? One of the opportunities I've uncovered during this time is the chance to reconnect with my love for writing poetry. Normally I write short poetry though I wrote a bit of a longer one today. Here it is:

 

 

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Wow, Gillian, that's really beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

I have noticed I am flowing with creativity, too. Yesterday I spent lots of time making heart designs to display on the door and window on the front of our home. There is a facebook group called heart hunters. It originated as a kind of scavenger hunt for parents taking their children on walks in their neighborhoods while still practicing social distancing, but it has become so much more! It has become a way of connecting and supporting each other in this time of separation.

I didn't mean to stray off topic, but it is still about creativity, right?

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