Offered Bon Jovi Yoga The Job Of Saving My Art, Sex Life and Curvy Badass Butt. It Said Yeah!

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Blaze Of Glory solo era. 

We have a singer here in The Netherlands, who also hosts television shows where he goes to live with other people or works in unusual places.
I have never watched it, but a few snippets did reach me, and one of his classic sayings is:
“I don’t have the strength for this!”

Usually accompanied with him falling onto the bed after what was apparently an exhausting day, and dramatically covering his face with his arms.

That’s how I felt this week:
I don’t have the strength for this.

I don’t know WHOSE life this is, with all the madness and mayhem, but it better not be mine because I m definitely not cut out for this!

Ten days ago, I wrote a big piece for my art blog World Between Worlds, and it was about a new relationship form. The Baby Koala Relationship. In this relationship I was (of course) the baby koala.
A sweet little creature who cannot be held responsible and who has to be looked after 24/7.

Since I do not have such a relationship, one of the conclusions that could also be drawn after writing that, was that I was basically an unbound, not looked-after baby koala, who was not really supposed to function on their own.
Who needed a caregiver to provide food, shelter and most of all, emotional safety.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, things went a bit rocky from there.

I felt like a turtle without a shell, and this did not improve when Life had Big Events, Insights and Purpose lined up for me!
One thing even more exciting than the other.

So last night I indeed was like that Dutch tv host and singer, as I threw myself in bed and covered my face with my grey furry arms:
“I don’t have the strength for this!”

The work under two names; This name and my alterego.
The work related to yoga as well as sex, Bon Jovi, art. 
Publishing books, writing blogs, and I have two YouTube channels which are both face down in the mud.
And this is just my English work, in theory I also have my Dutch work to worry about.
It’s also only my purpose work, and not (yet) the work I get paid for.

Social life and sex life, my two main sources of creativity aside from Bon Jovi,
are also not included yet, in the above list.

I can totally understand why I ended up a crying baby koala in my bed, last night.
Not pretty although slightly cute. But not ideal.

And I came up with a plan to save myself, while also sticking to my guns of purpose work and standing my ground sexually and socially.
The plan included yoga which is why this ended up on this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga Blog!

So, Daily Bon Jovi Yoga is basically me saying to you:
“Hey! You! Yes, you there!
Do you know yoga is really cool and awesome if you do it to Bon Jovi?
It could save your life, you know!”

And you would say:
“What do you mean, Suzanne?”

“Well, it’s like, if you’re an unsupervised baby koala with immensely challenging tasks on their plate,
you could do Daily Bon Jovi Yoga and not end up suffering from anxiety.”

Anxiety is that feeling you need validation, reassurance, and comfort.

If you have the luxury of being in a real Baby Koala Relationship, this is the role of the caregiver who will take you on their lap and rock you until you’ve calmed down.
Probably playing a little game or distract you from your panicky thoughts by asking you what you want to do this weekend. 

But since most of us do not have a caregiver, we must look for ways of creating those moments of emotional safety for ourselves.
For me, as a creative, this has to be something “actionable”! 
Just relaxing only increases anxiety, and even social interaction so talking to a friend, very often does not work.

So to soothe your inner baby koala, you must find something that increases your ability to handle stress yourself. Which is when yoga came in.
I know that doing Daily Bon Jovi Yoga was one of the very few things that would be able to “save me”.

I’ve been a yoga teacher since 2003 and if you count me inspiring you to do yoga as teaching, then I am still a yoga teacher.
And as widespread and widely available yoga is nowadays?
The path of you taking ownership of your own yoga practice is untrodden….

You diving into yoga, and crafting your own practice out of music, your body, your memory, and everything that you know and don’t know;
Very few have gone there.

Maybe even none this year…. 
I know I have been flaky as f with it. Which is why I end up in bed with anxiety, I know that much.

So, I am making the commitment today, to do Daily Bon Jovi Yoga.
Most of the time I will be using these albums:
Monday: Bon Jovi – Bon Jovi (1984)
Tuesday: 7800 Fahrenheit (1985)
Wednesday: Slippery When Wet (1986)
Thursday: New Jersey (1988) 
Friday: Blaze Of Glory – solo album (1990)
Saturday: Keep The Faith (1992)
Sunday: These Days (1995) 

In 1990 Jon Bon Jovi had his Braving The Wilderness year, as Brené Brown would call it. After gruesome years of touring had bled the band dry, it was each on their own, until someone was ready to pick up the pieces.
Jon Bon Jovi spent it riding his motor bicycle to the West coast. He spent it on the set of the movie Young Guns 2. And he spent it in a recording studio in the Hollywood hills and in a mansion he called Disgraceland.

He spent it writing the award winning album Blaze of Glory, working with Jeff Beck, Little Richard, Elton John.

And there is an interview with MTV’s Julie Brown, shot on location in Disgraceland, with so much flirting going on that it will set fire to your screen if you watch it.

Life gives you two choices:
Either you face the wilderness. Alone. Not knowing where you’re going and without your old friends to fall back on.

Or you cave in and make yourself small, pull the blankets over your head and hope it all goes away.

But if you want to reach that peak in creativity and sexuality;
If you want to receive that clear vision of your future, which Jon also received.
And if you want to be so on purpose that every step you take is always ON the path;
Because you ARE the path.
Then there is only one choice.

Face the wilderness.

Alone..

~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Related and also by me: Rock Star Writer, a blog dedicated to Bon Jovi, sex, and rock n roll.
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