Andrea Brook is an international performing artist and yoga teacher and tours as a musician, dancer, and installation artist. Talk about a busy schedule! She has joined us for our “Health, Focus, Goals” interview series to share how she stays focused on priorities and finds balance in her crazy schedule.
Hi Andrea! People use the phrase “good health” all the time. What does this phrase mean to you?
Good health is a holistic approach to our well-being that integrates not only the physical requirements of diet and exercise, it also recognizes the importance of reducing stress in our lives emotionally and psychologically.
With so many distractions in modern life, how do you stay focused on priorities?
Staying focused on one’s priorities requires us to be honest with ourselves about how we are feeling and to make choices that support our well-being rather than our status or image.
If you could give one tip to people wanting to achieve their goals, what would it be?
I encourage people to live a balanced lifestyle. When we are chasing after one thing or another, we live our lives on a pendulum that swings frantically from one side to the other. Keeping balance in our lives does not eliminate the pendulum, as life is dynamic. Balance does keep the pendulum of experiences from swinging out of control, allowing us to stay present to our intentions and move forward consciously and effectively.
Andrea Brook is an international performing artist and yoga teacher. As a musician, dancer and installation artist, Andrea has toured since 2001, presenting visually and sonically stunning performances and transforming architecture and natural environments into large scale musical instruments, including the Coliseum in Rome, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Temple at Burning Man and the Grand Theater in Shanghai. In 2013, Andrea designed Sonic Butterfly, a beautiful long string harp with 2 full octaves of 26 strings that are 60ft in length or longer and sound like a symphonic string section. She began Sonic Butterfly Productions to unite her talents and create transformational experiences to inspire audiences to release limiting beliefs, cherish one’s own creativity and give flight to the authentic self.