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“Going from Dance Fitness and Yoga to drawing classes is a bit of a stretch don’t you think?” That’s what one of my friends said to me the other day when I told her that I started a YouTube channel with drawing tutorials. I admit that on first glance the connection between those things isn’t obvious but that is what creativity is for. Finding a way when there is not an obvious path. I also have to admit that I couldn’t find a category on Google, Facebook, Instagram and other social media for my website but isn’t being stuffed into a category overrated and out dated anyway?
So let me explain how this whole dance-balance-create idea fits together without getting your synapses in a twist. It’s all quite simple really. Dance Fitness, Yoga and Art are all hobbies. I know the word hobby sounds a bit stuffy and old fashion but I believe having a hobby is super important in todays crazy world.
A hobby is an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. And pleasure is the operative word here. It’s all about loving what you do. Doing certain things out of love rather than responsibility or to get paid is an essential part of life. Your hobby can turn a shitty day at work around and into all rainbows, unicorns and fluffy pink sheep. Imagine, after a rough day at work you pop into your favourite dance or yoga class or doodle in our sketchbook on the commute home…it really can turn your mood around. But of course only, if those are things you love doing.
The other connection between dance fitness, yoga and art is that the three things actually support each other and balance each other out. The key word here is inspiration. In order to draw, paint, sculpt or craft we need inspiration. Even though inspiration has a rep of just striking randomly it is not quite true. You can actually invite the muse to come out and play. Moving the body and slowing down a busy mind are proven methods to boost inspiration.
See where I’m going with this?
Get sweaty in a dance fitness class and get rid of all stress and tension then there is a good chance you might be inspired to create something on the canvas, kitchen or sketchbook. Yoga comes in handy when the mind and body need listening to. Slowing down from a busy day and paying attention to what you need and how you feel creates space for the muse to pop in with new inspiration. Finding balance physically and mentally are direct invitations for extra inspiration. On a deeper level creating art is wonderful way to process feelings and spending quality-me time.
See! There is a method to the madness. Dancing, yoga and creating art are my favourite hobbies and there is nothing more enjoyable for me than sharing it with others and making new friends on the way. So, if you feel like starting a new hobby visit me at CordiPower.com. I won’t sell you a subscription, app or lure you into a commitment. All my classes are offered separately and it is completely free to get started. Hopefully, I will see you soon in one of my classes or connect with you on Facebook and Instagram.
And don’t forget: Find something you LOVE doing, DO it as often as you can and the HAPPY comes all on it’s own!
LOVE - DO - HAPPY
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