My best songs always sprung from unplanned inspiration. Same applies to certain fitness classes, where one starts off following a pre-planned session but then we end up changing the programme just because. How many times we have to improvise in our daily tasks, anyway? Developing this skill is not only useful, but life-saving. In order… Continue reading Improvisation and all that Jazz
I am always wondering about the why behind things, trying to understand them. This is great for me and for those seeking inspiration/knowledge, but our society in general despises truth, maybe because it's hard to confront, or because it threatens people's comforts and illusionary power. I want to believe, though, that this is changing, and… Continue reading How we Grow
Music. Once everything for me. It still is the old lover who hurts me from time to time. But now I understand that Music is just another expression of the whole truth (albeit a very complete one, I must say). Which also means there is more than one lover that's going to stick with you… Continue reading I see the Music in Fitness
Now that we are on the month of the "Pride" movement, I want to write about it from a deeper perspective. I'm not gonna dwell into the meaning of the word "Pride", which to me is another form of control with its provoking connotation, like the "feminist" movement (why should we be "proud" of being… Continue reading Identity & Variety
Although the musical aspect (having a good musical ear, etc.) plays a very important role in knowing how to listen, I will skip that and focus on the general human side. Disgracefully, we have forgotten how to listen as civilization has evolved into more noisy times. Why do we need to listen? - you'd ask.… Continue reading Listen
It's the question that I have been asked over and over again throughout the years. My answer (instinctively, at first, and experimentally proven later) has always been: YES, YOU CAN. Think of it this way: can someone with no knowledge/skill on how to make ceramic pots, make ceramic pots? yes they can, as long as… Continue reading Can everyone sing (in tune)?
This morning I was teaching Aerobics to a group of people in their 70s. It made me think how much I enjoy being around older people, most of them are appreciative of every single detail, they are kind and respectful. They have lived in a time when there was no internet and they grew developing… Continue reading The things that matter