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Posts Tagged ‘South Bay Nia’

Goodie Jar – Check In #20

Posted by terrepruitt on June 14, 2013

So this week has been an easy one to have good things to put in the jar.  The biggest thing, of course, is the visit from my niece.  She was here all week long and as she mentioned last night, it went pretty fast.  I had been so nervous she would be bored, but she is pretty easy going and mellow so we managed fine.

She came with me to all my Nia classes and she even participated.  We made candles at Glow in Willow Glen and spent one morning delivering lunch to my hubby.  It was a nice week.  Short.

Our weather in San Jose has been FANTASTIC — all week long.  Nothing beats the weather in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially in the South Bay.  It is awesome.

As I am typing I keep thinking of Good Things to put in my goodie jar.  Ha!  Maybe that is another way to help think of good things.  Start writing about your week and see what comes up.  I bet there will be at least ONE good thing!

So how many things were you able to put in your Good Things Jar this week?

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Base

Posted by terrepruitt on July 15, 2010

In Nia our sixth principle for the White Belt is the base.  #6 The Base; Feet and legs.  I sat down to write and as I was searching for something to post about it dawned on me that base came up yesterday and today.   It is a different type of base yet a base is a base so there can be a connection, but in this post I am just going to share the things that came up and later write more on the Nia White Belt Principle #6 in another post.

Yesterday I was out with a friend and we were eating something that she just found divine.  She is one of those creative-in-the-kitchen-people and also trained in the kitchen.  She was breaking down this item.  She was tasting it and eating and trying to discover what it was.  She came up with what she thought it was and then we both lit up when we realized that once she had that—the base, we could do whatever we want with it.  We could make any flavor we want.  It could become the condiment to end all condiments.  It was awesome.  Something you know but when you come across it and see how it can blossom into something or so many other things it is fun to be reminded that things start with a base.

Today, I joined a small group of Nia White Belts to learn some music and work on a routine.  There are not as many Nia teachers down in my part of the Bay, the South Bay as there are in the North Bay and the East Bay so whenever I get to meet with them I get very excited.  We went through the steps that we were taught to go through when learning a routine.  We did the first step in the process.   Then after a couple of times of dancing the song it was clear we pretty much had the base down. The person leading the group started to say, “Or you could . . . .”  “Have the class do this . . . . ” so there is was again . . . the base.  In this case we had the base steps down and once we had that we are free to play a little more.  We can play with speed, levels, or even changing the moves.

I just think it is so interesting that I have had two very strong reminders of the importance of the base.  It is important to have a strong base.  It give your strength and security which will allow you room to grow.  Cool.  Fun.  I love it.

That was my day.  How about you?  Any “base” examples you can thing of?  Anything else you want to share?  Do you have any stories of a “base”?  Maybe a weak base story to help support the idea of how important a strong one is?

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