Valentine’s? For Real . . .

Valentine's? For Real . . .

I like the idea of a day to celebrate loving, despite the commercial hype. But the reality is, many of us are alone right now, or in relationships that are cracking under the strain of lockdown isolation.


So here are three music mixes for you to journey with, whether you have company or not:

  • If you’re furious, irritated, pissed off, annoyed, irked, frustrated, enraged, or any of the other variants of anger, go for it here. Let it out.

Please do watch the video below before you use them. If you’re still not sure, especially regarding moving through your anger or grief, then maybe hold off and get some tuition. If you feel anxious about bringing up feelings which you then can’t handle, maybe ask for some support from myself or a therapist.


Otherwise, I hope you get something out of these journeys. Let me know how you get on?


Blessings on your loving!


What? How? When?
Adam Barley | Feb 25 2021
What? How? When? WHAT are you struggling with? HOW can movement help? WHEN is the right time for something other than movement? This is the recording from the recent Q&A session on movement practice. Some interesting themes came out — see below for the listing if you want to skip forward. Please do share ...
Lights, Shadows, and Loving Wisely
Adam Barley | Jan 28 2021
“Energy flows where attention goes” is a profound piece of wisdom, handed down from the Hawaiian Kahuna lineage. But understanding what to do with that is subtle. A blunt reading of it would conclude that the best course of action is then to pay attention to everything that is ‘positive’ and healthy, and what we desire to experience. The light.
Micro-practices: bringing it all back home
Adam Barley | Jan 10 2021
When I first started using dance as a practice, I had already been sitting in meditation an hour a day for years, so it came naturally to me to do the same with movement. Almost religiously, I would clear aside an hour a day to dance. Then one day, I got the clear sense that today’s ‘lesson’ was not to practice at all. Rather shocked...
Light In The Dark
Adam Barley | Dec 20 2020
At times these days, I feel a psychological pressure, deeply personal to things going on in my life, yet at the same time ‘in the field’. The whole atmosphere on earth feels pressured. Yesterday, it got to me. I became so heated that I had to drive out somewhere wild...
‘Share’ is more than a click
Adam Barley | Nov 29 2020
This morning, I needed to use my voice. Loudly. I could feel it as soon as I woke up, so I hiked up onto the moors far away from any houses where I could shout my head off whilst dancing like a maniac. I don't need...