Water water water!!

It’s been awhile so, I’ll begin with writing a little about water. By now, most of us know how important water is to the EVERYTHING. Making it happen properly, is the challenge for many. As humidity rises and summer is surely upon us, let’s take in as much water as we can. The drink of the day is Cucumber waterūü•í. It supports healthy skin. Cucumber water can help soothe your skin from the inside out. Staying hydrated helps your body to flush out toxins and maintain a healthy complexion. Cucumbers are also high in pantothenic acid or vitamin B-5, which has been used to treat acne. So, cheers to you, the present and the future!! Drink up!! 

So many things are effects by lack of water. From mood swings to insomnia. Muscle fatigue to digestion issues. 

August, holding onto summer. . .

Greetings all! I apologize for my absence! Overall, I have been very well. Let’s see, where should I start. My summer was so much better an experience than last summer. Why? Stress in various locations of life, have finally, been processed. The frustrations and anger I felt, have been understood, dealt with and I am still making lots of progress, with that. I Thank God. Sometimes, life will throw us curve balls, and we either, catch them or Dodge them. lol!! I managed, to do both.¬† Maintaining my artistic growth, which is very much connected to my growth as a woman are very closely knitted. I do recall, getting things a little confused and heading to advice from others, that meant well, but caused more harm than good. Be it on purpose or not, is no longer my concern. Allowing¬† myself to receive the blessings vs fight them and question them, was definitely, eating me alive!¬† So I guess, when I take long absences from the public, I am regaining my balance. Which I realize, even more than before, Very important! I thank God, my supportive parents and my awesome, ultra talented and amazing friends for their undying love and support. When things are good and when things are not so good! I love and thank you all!!

*Another thing: Dealing with Minor Injuries/Aliments while continuing to move forward!
Over the last 12-13 weeks, I found out I was dealing with Achilles Tendinitis. Very common, Ouch!! Dancers and Athletes attain very similar, if not the same injuries. So, since my career involves physical activity be it, dancing or teaching, I found myself in a deep and dark funk during the healing process. Since, I was forced to, ignore the pain, “take it easy” or to straight up, sit out.¬† Very frustrating and difficult to do!¬† During that process, I was blessed with opportunities to gain a couple of Certifications for Teaching. 1.
GYROKINESIS Apprentice  Trainee . and 2. Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Training Course, level A. These will come in very handy as I continue dancing and teaching. And someday in the future: Slowing down on the dancing thing or No longer dancing. Either way, I will be involved in my field, continuing with my missions!  With a Career in the Performing Arts spanning 18 years, so far,

it is clear to me, this is my calling in life.¬† So, I anticipate, further investigating and being submerged in things related, the rest of my life. Performing, physical Wellness, Body Alignment, expression and freedom of the mind/body.¬† In addition to these things, I have been working with my Mentor, learning, growing and healing all at once! Realized, I have been selected, for reasons, even I am just now realizing, will be again, one of the biggest influences and one of the biggest and best moves I could have ever made! In time, it all make since and fall right into place. I just need to maintain PATIENCE!! anyhow, I know this post, is rambling on and on! I just wanted to give an update and let you all know that I am well, missing blogging and have many adventures to share. In time, so please bare with me! Thank you for following and please, continue! Take care Y’all!!!¬†
P.s. The illustration I’m featuring for this post was created by: Gigi Chen

Gyrokinesis pre training

So, What is Gyrokinesis? http://www.google.com/url?q=gyrokinesis&url=http://healingartistsofsac.com/glossary&rct=j&sa=X&ei=FjVvUb-iAfSo4AOssoHYBw&ved=0CDUQkA4oAA&usg=AFQjCNGveVOlfdIoNUYjSTtUhI-hitYrsg

And what is Gyrotonic? http://www.google.com/url?q=gyrotonics&url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrotonics&rct=j&sa=X&ei=czVvUaTcCrKq4AO6rIDoCQ&ved=0CDUQkA4oAA&usg=AFQjCNGnbEwKBST9_dkkQSUi-jZBYN4d0g

I had an opportunity a few years ago, to take a few sessions of Gyrotonic. I was developing and realizing my hips and back where causing me pain and discomfort. So, Within a matter of weeks, 2 sessions a week, I felt a huge difference in my articulation of my spine, ease and confidence. Incredible! But, I found it expensive to keep up, in addition to other expenses. So, I was forced to discontinue my experiences.

Anyhow, I managed to keep as much of the awareness and training  alive in me through the years,  as possible. I have very dear friends who already have their Certifications and I am now ready to move forward on my desire to become Certified teacher as well. Which is why I am very happy to share that I have been approved for a scholarship offered especially for Dancers here in NYC that want to further their careers and branch into careers related to the sort! So, now begins another path, which is definitely going to be integrated into my own dance company, my own daily physical and mental up keep and happiness! Sit tight and please enjoy the journey ahead of me! Thanks for reading and Happy Blogging!!!!