Dancing through Costa Rica: Pura Vida
We had an excellent time hiking, watching sunsets, dancing, journaling, practicing yoga and barre class, singing, playing with guitars, sharing good food with friends, and appreciating the beauty of this tropical paradise.
Somehow, the wonder of living life gets lost in traffic, pressured schedules, and a hurried work pace. Costa Rican locals have a saying, Pura Vida; it means Pure Life. That’s how a waiter at a local Dominical restaurant, Mono Congo, can stop what he’s doing to dance with one of his customers. (Read More…)
My awareness has always revolved around my body because I am a dancer. I express myself through my movements. My spine moves, my arms and legs extend, my core is strong, and I dance my way through life. My emotional surges, physical twists and turns, and mental realizations stem from my sensory perception, which organizes and processes the information around me.
If I feel pain, I scan my body and try to pinpoint its origin. Where is it? How did it manifest? What was the constitution of my emotional and mental state at the time of injury? (Read More...)
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