Dancing Climbing. {Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 30, 2012
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After this morning’s Walk the Talk Show interview with Congressman Tim Ryan (link to video coming), I went to lunch with the elephantjournal.com crew, and sat in our favorite hidden-away-yet-outside table at Kitchen Next Door.

At some point I happened to see a Haligonian mentor buddy of mine, Barry Boyce, lumbering down the street—he’s one of the best writers, leaders, and biggest hearts I know—and we walked over to the Boulder Book Store, where we met up with Congressman Ryan and Jim Gimian, as well as David Bolduc, another Buddhist who’s known me since I was a baby.

Strolling back to Next Door, we met the folks at Hay House…and I got distracted, started chatting for a moment with a girl who I recognized from the Spot Climbing Gym.

I talked a bit about how bad I was at climbing, and she mentioned there was a such a thing as climbing plus dancing. Climbing is, of course, naturally elegant—that is, if you’re a more agile, relaxed, stronger climber than I am. But making climbing as controlled and fluid as dance? That would be…beautiful.

Tonight, curious, I asked my good friend Google what climbing plus dance might look like, and this is what it showed me:

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/20107518[/vimeo]

Relephant:

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQNO6Tt9hs[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpEcgxOa-qM&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIjizc15MPU&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqjqrXjkb-E&feature=related[/youtube]


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Dancing Climbing. {Video}”

  1. Waylon says:

    You coulda. You're buff stuff!

  2. Lois Ward says:

    This is completely inspiring! What a gorgeous use of the human body. Whelan, you know Barry Boyce! Had a writing course with him once while with govt in NS. He's a superb teacher.

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