Dance Imagery : Technique & Performance by Eric Franklin
This book has travelled with me all over the world. I have devoured it on deck chairs (bit of light reading), scrambled through it on studio floors and scribbled all over it on hotel beds. A bible of creative movement and practical dance ideas, Dance Imagery teaches how to bring life to movement and the living to dance.
Big Magic : Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”
A must read for the modern day creative. Pages filled with permission to create for no other reason than it is your birthright. Some wonderful musings about inspiration and how to interact with it. A powerful reminder and a beautiful read.
Could easily be renamed "Sorting Your Inner Shiz Out". Tara Mohr spends much of the first half of this book giving practical solutions for dealing with your inner critic; understanding her and building a relationship with her. The Future Self and Inner Mentor work in this book is life altering.
A true understanding of the practice of Yoga. A powerful insight for both student and teacher.
Teaching students with various ability levels? This book offers suggestions for movement exploration that will support a wide range of students.
If you veiw hooping as a healing practice and you seek to provide support for your student's on melitple levels then this book will provide many moments that you resonate with.
If you hope to create lasting change through movement as therapy; this book is a beautiful guiding light.
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
“There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail—only learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before.”
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
“This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.”
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
“There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fuck-yeah.”
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
“Like a muscle, your creative abilities will grow and strengthen with practice.”
Add these to your wish list and let me know below what you have been reading recently.
Other books on my bedside table recently have been...
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford : Loved it, got a little angry. Clementine says that is a good thing. Made me think a whole lot about times when I have let things slide and not spoken up for fear of being labeled. Not anymore!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#ck : A Counterintuitive Guide to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson : Needless to say, if you don't like F words this is not the book for you. But Manson argues that is exactly the kind of thing, being outraged by the little things, that is getting in the way of living the good life. Be careful where you put your f#cks.
The Barefoot Investor : The Only Money Guide You Will Ever Need by Scott Pape : That's a big call for a little book! I avoided this one (pretty much for my whole life) but it was surprisingly less dry than I expected and far more practical. It has prompted me to make major changes to my finances already. Clearly a good read (and tailored particularly towards Australians, where as many other books on finance are whipped up for the US)
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