He Got Me With Something New
Posted by terrepruitt on August 18, 2015
Oh my! I bet you are relieved to hear that I only took a few pictures of the Nia event. I say that because I took so many of the last two events that I couldn’t decide which ones to post, so I posted a lot. In March Jason came to town and taught his Nia routine Frankie Say Nia and a Nia FreeDance Playshop. We had a great time. You can see pictures and videos on my posts What Did Frankie Say?, Dancing, Learning, Posting, Editing, The Nia FreeDance Playshop Was Awesome!, and What Do You Mean Nia FreeDance Tool?. This time Jason was driving through California again so I invited him back to do what he is calling Franking Say Redux. It is so fun. One of the things he said was that we were going to do things we had never done before. I teach Nia so I thought that was a tall order and I shared my skepticism. But I was also eager to see what that might be. Well, a song or two in he had us doing . . . . something I had never done before. And I said, “Alright, here it is!”
So even though he was here in March and we did the same routine he did it a little different. While he traveled throughout the United States he adjusted it. Plus sometimes part of what a Nia Teacher does while teaching is adjust moves or what we say to encourage different movement. The move was not only new to me but it was so funny I had to laugh while I was doing it. It was a Cat Stance Tail Wag with Jazz Hands. Now, if you know what that is get up and do it. It is hilarious. You don’t even need music to get a giggle out of it. I am sure part of my laughter came from the fact that we were doing other things leading up to or right after the move that doing it was almost a joke because there was just so much going on!
Some of you may need a reminder: a cat stance is balancing on one leg while the other leg is up, a tail wag is when you wag your tail (I like to do it with a release in my spine), and Jazz Hands are your fingers spread wide. Yeah. Ha, ha, ha. Try it!
Loved it. I can’t remember what was before or after, but I know the whole thing was very funny.
We had a small group, but we had a great time. My supportive husband even joined us. Jason is always fun and we always learn something. I think I will just have to keep inviting him back until you come and see for yourself.
Doing something new is such a great way to stimulate the brain and with that the nervous system. Doing something new and having it be physical is a way to stimilate the brain, nervous stystem, and the whole entire body. Jason had us doing all kinds of stimulating things. It was very fun.
Does your exercise class stimulate your brain? Do you do knew things?