(Video link here.) The other day I was in the park across the way doing my ad-hoc workout while listening to the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s My Heart, My Life on my iPhone.  (Click to listen while you read.)  There was NO WAY I couldn’t dance to that music. Suddenly skipping seemed like the rhythmically perfect move to make. I felt a fleeting moment of  foolishness as I skipped around the meadow in the snow, beside-myself with joy at the music and the beautiful day and my heart beating and some kind of crazy oneness.

Skipping, h-m-m-m…haven’t done that since I was a kid. Maybe skipping is a good exercise for me, since it seems to be much lower impact than running.

Of course, a few days later, I came across this video of a guy who is just crazy about skipping and  is leading a movement to get people skipping for exercise (and just for the hell of it).

I can’t recommend it highly enough (especially with Nusrat accompanying you. (Here’s My Comfort Remains, another great skipping song.)


via swiss miss

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2 replies on “skipping as exercise (we dare you to try it)

  1. Well, that was fun! I’m wondering what ever became of this guy?

  2. HAHAHA Yesterday THE SAME thing happened today

    searched to find his vocal exercises—if any found this!



    (as you may surmise we’re listening right now—inspired to CAPITALIZE by this ECSTASY!]

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