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Thursday, November 3, 2011

My first experience leading something yoga-like

In 5th or 6th grade a bunch of us girls were at a slumber party. One of the girls suggested we do something her mother taught her. We paired up. One stretched out on the floor with the back of her head on a pillow, the other sat above her head. The seated one took 2 fingers to each of the reclining partner's temples and rotated while leading the reclining girl into an imaginary, relaxing scene. I do not remember being the receiver but vividly recall loving the process of leading. It all just kicked in for me. I was good at it and my partner shared that she had powerful experience (not in those words necessarily, we were 10 after all).

At some point during my college years I picked up Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization audio tape. There was a shell shop in Sag Harbor, NY where new age music played from the ceiling and in some respects it bordered on being a metaphysical shop. I did not know exactly what I was buying but happily judged the tape by its cover. Well, it gave a name to what we kids did at the slumber party. Every few years I listen to the tape. It still plays just fine.

The power of visualization is better understood now. It is used quite a bit in sports.

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