That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction | 14 August | Bon Jovi 14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan | Festival Hall (second night)

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Sunday 14 August 

Bon Jovi
14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan🇯🇵
Festival Hall, 2nd night
Slippery When Wet Tour

Bon Jovi’s third album, and the one that would be their worldwide breakthrough, Slippery When Wet, was released on the day of this show.
Yet a third of all the songs that were performed, were from that album. And the other songs were from the first two albums.

You can clearly hear the band working hard to get their new material accepted, and explicitly announcing the hit songs from the first two albums,  to keep momentum going!
Which the crowd rewards by cheering loudly for those.
Wanted Dead or Alive has a low-key spot in the encore, and no one makes much fuss about it.

A show on eve of their worldwide fame.


That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 14

There is a certain romanticism, in not yet being where you are. In not “having it”, “being it”, and “being there”, wherever there is.
But it is almost always “hindsight” romanticism, the type you or other people appreciate after you have the diploma, or already rocking your dream job.
The hindsight romanticism of looking back on being single, on struggling, on overcoming obstacles that are now faint memories or good stories.

Needless to say, at the moment itself, there is usually little romantic about it. And anxiety, stress and frustration are much more prevalent.

However I believe that for Bon Jovi, when looking back at those first years – and in particular the year 1985 when their second album Fahrenheit dropped, and did not do what it was supposed to do – I think Bon Jovi does not have those romantic feelings.
Not to 1985, and not to August 1986, when they played Osaka on the day their album Slippery When Wet was released. Jon mentions this release, during the show before he starts You Give Love a Bad Name.
And he tells the crowd that You Give Love a Bad Name, will be its first single. 

Of course we all know how it ended.
Slippery When Wet became their biggie, and the first two albums would lose their relevance.
In this August 1986 performance of You Give Love A Bad Name, they even tie the “Shot Through The Heart” sentence (from Bad Name), to the song on their first album, which was titled Shot Through The Heart.
So they make it into a combo-
First Bad Name, which they end on a “Shot through the heart!”
And then immediately, the piano intro to the song “Shot Through The Heart” from their debut album.

If you want, you can listen to both the intro to Bad Name as well as to the hard cut to Shot Through The Heart, with the setlist in the description box with time stamps from the YouTube upload.

And today, as I was doing my yoga with this 1986 concert, and I was plagued not so much by frustration, about how far off my practice is from where I want it to be;
But I was very much aware of this contrast, between reality and my dreams.

I was very aware, that although I have my health, although I have my experience as a yoga teacher, and the deep personal meaning yoga has always had for me;
I am absolutely nowhere near, my dreams.

Since 2019, I have often been so very close, as if I could almost touch it! 
But it never worked. The vision disappeared, as soon as I started execution. 
And since then I have stayed far, far too long in many variations of making-an-album-that-didn’t-work.

After last week’s decision to quit making yoga videos, or quit trying, to make yoga videos, since I was wasting days without actually producing anything usable, I have felt my true aim return.
And I understood why making yoga videos had not worked, and
I will pick up making videos, but the yoga themed ones need to go back to the drawing board. 

I also understood my Why, my true dream when it came to yoga.
Which had not changed since the day I got inspired to pick up yoga all those years ago!!
It had not changed, and yet I had lost it over and over. Constantly trying to alter it to something what was common, for a yoga student, or for a yoga teacher.
And I lost this stable, unchanging yoga dream.
Mind bloggling.

Also because I can now see that I will not be the only one. That the current yoga offerings are incomplete, that this part is not covered.
And that this part I can teach, will teach, shall teach!
And most of all: What I will practice, for myself.

After I quit making yoga videos I could finally see what this Slippery When Wet sized “biggie” was. What positive had been lying beneath my failure. Beneath all the things that over and over, had not worked.

I can’t even speak about it right here, right now.
Sunday night 11 P.M. – and I cut my yoga short so I could at least write a blogpost today.
But the short yoga practice, as well as this blog post, which feels emotional and heavy;
Neither are good for my self-esteem.

Tonight, is not the time to introduce my Slippery When Wet album, or my “You Give Love A Bad Name”, to you.
Today, was just a day to get through, and realize I m still so very far away, from where I want to be.

Just like Bon Jovi, I will not look back on it with romantic ideas about “being at the beginning”. Because nor Bon Jovi mid-1986, nor me mid-2022, are at the beginning of anything.

We are in a place where we assumed we could have, should have, would have, figured it out by now.
And know that the only way out of this, is by moving forward.

Even when that means, having to apologize for playing what will very soon be your number 1 song, that will change the your destiny.
Especially, then:
Move forward!


14 August 1986, Osaka🇯🇵
Bon Jovi – 2nd Night at Festival Hall | Full Concert In Audio | Osaka 1986

is the soundtrack for today

The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
at August 14.

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So today is August 14!
Let’s dive in: What is suggested as your #dailybonjoviyoga for today?


There are 2 different options, which in helicopter view are:

option 1. (guided or with Bon Jovi music)
Choose a yoga playlist from one specific teacher or do yoga on your own with Bon Jovi music, themed by days of the week.

The “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, is the only option where you can listen to Bon Jovi. 
The two other options are guided practices.
Which will be hard to follow along, while having the “Sakura” music box  intro from Tokyo Road, enchanting you from your speakers.
So I will assume you’re either going for a guided practice OR yoga with Bon Jovi music.

option 2. (guided)
pick one of the programs

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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 Currie Playlist.
or freestyle (on your own) with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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, which are designed in the same Monday to Sunday rhythm.
So for example, every Sunday you get a Vintage Yoga video:

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. 

Sunday 14 August 2022

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

My personal practice today, was yoga with today’s soundtrack, so that is the Slippery When Wet tour.
It was really hot, and I was pressed for time, so I only practiced for 45 minutes (and in bikini!😂).

—🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸 that was our practice for today! 🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸—

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