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Return to Nia!

Tonight I went to my first Nia class since my knee injury sidelined me. (I got the permission of my physical therapist first.)

It was great!
In fact, not only had I forgotten how pleasurable it was, I was delighted by how quickly the moves came back to me. I had a bit of trouble with a combination step, but other than that, I remembered both the techniques and the patterns/rhythms.

Now I'm feeling pleasantly sweaty, with my whole body stretched out and alive.

Can't wait for next week!




Here's a video that does a good job capturing what a class can be like. Tonight's routine was much slower than most of this.


I'm also working on adding tai chi to my schedule. I like trail walking, but I'd like to get involved in more activities that get my whole body involved in a systematic way.

Now for a late, light supper and then some Buffy with Wolfling.

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qos
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
http://www.niaseattle.com/drupal-5.6/

I go to the class at the Redmond Sr. Center.
watcher457
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
There's classes at Nia Underground on Capitol Hill that I might try to start attending on Mondays starting in August. Is it hard to just jump in?
qos
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
The first couple of sessions can be a bit tough, depending on how much cuing the instructor does. Mine didn't do any the first couple of times I was there. I had to just pay attention and do my best -- but because of the nature of Nia, there was no pressure to keep up. After the third or fourth session, I found that I had picked up the basic movement vocabulary and the rhythms of the routines.

If *I* can learn to do it, anyone can.

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