My birthday is X | 29 July | Bon Jovi 28 July 1993, Z100 Birthday Party, New York, Madison Square Garden

Jon Bon Jovi in 1993

Welcome to the new, and perhaps not improved alas far more sustainable new daily blog!

Every day you get:
(1) a story
Ranging from anywhere between
– a 2000 word blogpost, lavishly wrapped under, over and around, all things yoga and Bon Jovi;
– to refreshingly missing!

Earlier this month, I quit this series after one month of writing.
The research, photo searching, link pasting but also story telling, just got wildly out of hand, which left me to abandon this series.
I will be irresponsibly cutting corners and hours at ALL elements, except the storytelling!
Because I am a writer, and writing is what writers do.

The blog is always three parts,
-> with the story 9 times out of 10 as the closer, at the bottom of this post <-

Today’s post is “My birthday is X” because I had my birthday.

You also as always get: 
(2) a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Also added to the on-this-day playlist, with all the concerts from this blog and more:
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint
And today I m picking up my yoga for YouTube!!

So today is July 29!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?


As of today, there will be 3 different options:

option 1.
do yoga on your own, themed day by day

This is the only option where you get a “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, which means you can do yoga with Bon Jovi music.
The two other options are guided practices only. Which will be hard to hear if you have You Give Love A Bad Name blasting through your speakers simultaneously. 

option 2.
pick one of the programs

option 3.
New! Do yoga with me on YouTube, or get inspired by my other yoga plans today.

Three options to kickstart, reboot or rock, your yoga.
Let’s go!

option I:  themed day by day

Every day of the week, the Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga is themed differently:

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan Curry Playlist.
or freestyle with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga with 1⃣Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi album💘, 🌋Fahrenheit🔥 or concerts 🎛️1984🎴🏮-🦂🦂🦂-1985🌎

Or, choose the fast lane to enlightenment, with Guns N’ Roses Yoga.
Full story here: 
->  Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests.
| A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

💀🌹🎸  Guns N’Roses Yoga
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with a 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses album,
or a concert, for example: 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 
Or my playlist: Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23


option II: week & month program

Dive in with the above schedule, or pick one of the two programs:

4 Week Program (15-30 minute videos)
🕉 🎬 yoga playlist:
Rock Your Yoga: 4 Week Program {❤️🤍💙 est. July 4th, 2022}

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

Week Program (1 hour videos)
🕉 🎬yoga playlist: 7 Day Yoga Schedule | 1 Hour per day
Ongoing 7 day playlist, with practices of one hour.

Individual videos may be replaced when the original drops out or a better alternative is available, but the lists have a permanent status and you can count on them to stay up. 

option III:  Do Yoga With Me
(reboot yoga channels)

Today is my long awaited return to the mat, and I ve decided to move my yoga from a personal practice, which I wasn’t doing anyway, to in front of the camera.

We all have other things to do during the day, right?
And in my case, I ve realized I need the connection of creating for YouTube, more than I need introspection and solitude.

Being a writer, I m already maxing out on the introspection and solitude, and I need to start doing yoga within a community format.
Hope you will join me!

planning Friday 29 July 2022:
30 minute yoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube
30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

Subscribe to those channels to see the videos once they’re posted!

type of yoga:
Since it is Friday, the yoga will be inspired by 💃🏽 Tara Stiles.
I think I will use her first book Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga (2010)

—🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸 that was your practice for today 🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸—

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 29? 


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 29.

There are no pre-1997 concerts recording for July 29;
But there is one from the night before!

Madison Square Garden 1993 07 28

Sleep Keep the Faith/ When I’m Dead Tour:
28 July 1993, New York, Madison Square Garden
Z100 Birthday Party
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Madison Square Garden | Z100 Birthday Party | New York 1993

1 hour and 19 minutes of 1993 Bon Jovi knocking it out of the park.
Or in this case: Out of the garden.


29 July 1993, Madison Square Garden, NY🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | Live at Madison Square Garden | Z100 Birthday Party | New York 1993

is the soundtrack for today

The show was added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”

My birthday is X

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 29


I might just be a little bit older than I used to!

I may not be as pretty as I used to! *boom* 

But baby just like a fine wine I m just gonna keep getting better every single night!
*boom climaxing in ecstatic dancing*

42:27 Z100 birthday concert Madison Square Garden 1993

I celebrated my birthday, in the time I was away.
In the months I didn’t do yoga (yes months);
In the week I didn’t share a the Bon Jovi Concert On This Day on Twitter or  Facebook, and Jane continued posting so on Twitter, no one was missing out much!
I celebrated my birthday in the weeks despite life events that broke my heart and initially made me want to cancel and forget about the whole frickin’ thing.

I celebrated it after the first post-Covid 4Days Marches, a week long party in Nijmegen, where I dipped my toes in the festive waters for a day or three.
Just within my Getting Sad limit, and to not be reminded of all these 4Days Marches weeks in Nijmegen, where so many people were still in my life that are no longer there.
And my yoga space, in the heart of the city, which I always closed for the week because there was a party tent right in front of it, was still there.

I celebrated my birthday, in the midst, or in the wake of all of those things, and quite unexpectedly, it became the best birthday I ever had.
A birthday that I was grateful for, that my family initiated organizing something special around.
But also a birthday that made me realize;

This is the last time I m celebrating how old I turned.

For the first time ever, I felt my identity as an artist, my relentless energy, my blind ambition, my vision and my knowing that my best life is ahead of me, and it is more than anyone most of all I, could ever wish for;
I felt all of that C L A S H! 
With the general energy, rubbing off on me, surrounding my birthday.

It was the first time in my X years, I have two options;
Either I m going to spend the rest of my life trying to validate my choices, and provide context to what it is I do, to who it is I am, and to the course my life has taken and where I am now, on the road.

Or, alternatively;
Ignore the WHOLE age thing, and never speak of it again.

With so many aspects of my working life and identity, not so much in disarray, but definitely far from where I want them to be, the last thing I need are people’s ideas of what this age should be about.
Other people’s understanding of what life is about, when you are my age.

I will allow for them to have their own ideas, their own feelings, their own well-deserved rest, and yet; From now on, I will never mention my age again.
I will not be part of anybody’s paradigm.

Just like there are people who do not identify with a certain gender, can opt for the X, I too, will opt for the X.
I do not identify as being a certain age, I do not celebrate things that have to do with being a certain number, nor am I a spokesperson for themes that are age related.

I ve been practicing it, ever since.
It is quite a discipline, but it is a rewarding one. I caught myself surprisingly often, on the verge of contributing something that was age related.
And kept myself from doing that.

So instead of the personal (my age) I will refer to AN age, AN era.
I will talk about the 80s and 90s Bon Jovi era, or the time when yoga was still a niche thing and there was no such thing as yoga pants or even yoga mats, in the Netherlands.
The first generations, did yoga bringing a sleeping bag to the community center.

There will be history, in my writing, in my teaching, in my yoga and in all things Bon Jovi.
But from now on?
My age is X.

We do Yoga.
And we start on the day Z100 celebrates their birthday.

Just like a fine wine I m just gonna keep getting better every single night.
*boom climaxing in ecstatic dancing* 


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planning Friday 29 July 2022:
30 minute yoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube
30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

Subscribe to those channels to see the videos once they’re posted!

 🎶🎸 A brand new, on-this-day playlist of Bon Jovi concerts!
updated daily, most recent show on top
+ 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Rock your yoga, 7 days a week!
Check the yoga “touring schedule” 😉

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including beginner friendly yoga videos, made by yours truly,
all other playlists and international teachers.

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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
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4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
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