New Class, and Amanda Palmer & The Art of Asking

Happy Sunday, darlings!

I hope your weekend is going fantastic, and that you’re planning on doing something scrumptious for yourself today. [If you’re not, then add that to your list for the day now.]

Before I announce my upcoming series of live embodiment classes in NYC, I wanted to share with you this TEDTalk by musician Amanda Palmer,Β lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra.

She makes some interesting points about crowdsourcing, and creating trust, vulnerability and connection in the music industry. But I think these are also points that can be taken outside of the industry context and into life in general.

At the end, she expresses her belief that the music industry has been asking the wrong question: ‘How do we get people to pay for music?,’ instead of ‘How do we let people pay for music?’

Taking her thoughts on just simply asking, isn’t it the same when it comes to the things we want in life that require other people’s cooperation?

Instead of (consciously or unconsciously) manipulating people to get them to give us or create for us what we want, how precious would it be to just ask and let them give us the gift of what we are desiring? How much pleasure and/or joy would they get from getting to fulfill our wants or needs?

Personally, I cam say that I love it when people make their wants/needs clear to me. I get to give them a gift.

Speaking of which, this coming Monday (March 18) I’m starting a series of classes on embodiment, presence, emotional release and just plain deliciousness to be taught live in NYC once a month.

For the first installment, we will be slipping into our body with some grounding practices focusing on releasing and reconnecting with our pelvic area. After that, we will move into a couple of Osho dynamic meditations, Latihan and Kundalini Meditation.

The first one works wonders when it comes to sinking into our bodies and inducing a real awareness of our senses that brings us into the clear and present moment. It’s quite trascendental in a way that is also very pleasurable.

As for Kundalini Meditation, it is comprised of 4 parts, each of which is 15 minutes long: shaking, dancing, stillness and silence. This practice is a huge release of pent up emotions and blockages in the body, and it’s energizing, uplifting and calming at the same time.

I can’t wait to share these with you tomorrow!

To pre-register and get a $10 discount, please go here. Otherwise, your investment will be $25 at the door.

Here are the details:

Fun & Practical Tools to BE HERE NOW

Monday March 18, 7 – 9 pm

36 Street Studios, Studio A

260 W 36th Street, 3rd Floor (at 8th Ave)

$15 with pre-registration at http://beherenow.eventbrite.com/

$25 at the door

Love, pleasure and gratitude always,

Melody

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