This word made me smile last weekend.
A friend from Brighton came to visit and I tested her out on a NIA routine I have been learning – Sanjana.
She really enjoyed it, however she confessed that one song – Am I the One? – and the martial arts moves associated with it, felt a little alien. I explained that NIA helps the body to balance the different energies within ourselves and that the more masculine martial arts moves encourage strength and confidence in our bodies and minds and help to balance with our lighter and feminine selves.
Next day she rang me from work. She had remembered me saying ‘no!’ as we did our blocks and punches and it had encouraged her and given her the confidence to tackle something at work that had been niggling her for ages.
Wow!……. the joy of NIA 🙂