Ah the healing power of Nia and pie! My friend’s birthday-party-Nia-class this morning was SO much fun and exactly what I needed in every single way. The class was taught by an awesome guy in a wonderful space and it was just fun, fun, fun but also good exercise (I was sweating rivulets) AND good therapy. I feel a million times better. It also made me think it would be good for me to get more Nia classes into my life. I might even BART over to San Francisco to take this class again.
I wish I had a bunch of fun pics to show, but not yet. We took dozens of great shots using the instructor’s camera, and he said he’d email them to the birthday girl, and who knows how long that might take.
Interesting moment: I’ve been feeling just kind of awful lately. Like, maybe I’ve gained all my weight back or something. I did in my head, anyway. So I was rather shocked to look in the mirror during the Nia class and see that – um, NO, I didn’t. I actually looked strong and happy and pretty fit. And as the class progressed, I started – how can I describe this? – inhabiting the image I saw in the mirror more and more. It was actually a wonderful feeling. Nia is so funny and trippy and for much of the class we were doing these giant bird-wing movements, something I’d never done before- and I felt like this huge crane or egret or something. It felt good. I felt like once again I was taking off.
After class we went down the street to Mission Pie for the most awesome birthday party brunch ever. I had a piece of quiche (YUM) and a bite of someone else’s strawberry rhubarb pie. DOUBLE YUM. It tasted good and awesome and celebratory and just like food is supposed to taste.
As for all the other stuff, there’s movement happening and I guess the lesson is that as long as I keep moving externally, I can keep up with and cope with the internal movement. Silly old bear.
June 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm
Smile. And I totally relate to that feeling of seeing yourself in the mirror and realizing that…damn…you look pretty good 🙂
June 19, 2011 at 11:43 am
Sounds like a wonderful class! Glad things are on the upswing. Loves those moments of clarity. 🙂
June 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Wish I could have been there! Thanks for the update and photos!
p.s. I like thinking of you as an egret!
June 20, 2011 at 6:28 am
late to this as my family is visiting … BUT could not wait to read after you tweeted the post.
SO SO SO GLAD THINGS ARE SWINGING UPWARD!!
June 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Happy Birthday, Audrey! You’re looking fabulous!!! Thx for posting the pic, Foodie.
June 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm
sounds fun yay dancing. altho dancing that early in the morning would be too much for me (unless i hadnt been to bed yet! lol). I live not too far from that mission pie place but ive never been. ive heard of it though. rhubarb sounds yum..love rhubarb!