Direct from the Muse

I recently had a sudden memory of a beautiful experience from several years ago.  I was sitting relaxing, when I heard a hauntingly lovely voice gently speaking.  I listened for a few minutes, entranced. At first I thought it was a neighbour’s radio reaching me through the open window, but no, it was closed.  I was alone in the house, no radio or televison on….. then I realised I was listening to my own private ‘radio Jen’, my own personal muse.  Was it from my unconscious mind, my higher self, or from an external source – it certainly wasn’t my busy, academic mind, whatever else it was!  And it genuinely ‘sounded’ as if it came from outside my body. I asked aloud, is this mine?  Is it meant for me?  And a blunt response: yes, it’s yours, if you want it; better get it down, it will never be repeated.  A bleak moment that I had failed to record the previous words, a dive to the computer, where I took dicatation of the last ‘verse’ of poetry. Here are the words I heard.   May they take you on your own journey beyond. “Poetry unfurls in my brain like a sail taken by the wind A way to move against a current of progress I know not And fear only so much as I can cry against it The words pay me for their attention with sweet clarity without understanding Bright films of light and shape and colour across my vision Holding beauty, lacking meaning Time has no structure, nor freedom place Wild things beyond comprehension making bowers in...

Jen’s quick guide to social media

A tongue-in-cheek but practical overview TWITTER – I just went to yoga class Up to 140 character tweets. Chat and retweets, links, text style language FACEBOOK – like and share my yoga experience Conversation, event listings, communities, images, business pages FOURSQUARE – this is my yoga class address Maps, find where people/events are happening YOUTUBE –  watch me doing yoga Videos with comments by viewers – your virtual TV channel LINKEDIN –  my skills include teaching yoga Business only – profiles, groups, short messages PINTEREST – inspiring yoga images Images only, subject ‘pinboards’, share BLOG – my yoga  story Articles of unlimited length, can include images/videos; comments by readers INSTAGRAM – selfie of my toes as I do yoga Photos on the go, your day in images GOOGLE + – in depth yoga discussions Groups, community, chat, group video calls SKYPE – live video yoga class Free phone or video chat FORUMS – my opinion on your opinion of yoga Discussion groups RSS FEED – regular yoga updates Really Simple Syndication, click to get updates HOOTSUITE – single yoga post shared to lots of sites Set up your posts in advance to multiple sites WEBSITE – my yoga home Your central hub, where the links on social media connect with your content. FOR MORE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA, contact Jen Tiller about her Social Media 101 courses or book a 1-1 practical...