(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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One thought on “skipping as exercise (we dare you to try it)

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

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