Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Dance therapy

Movement to music.  Allowing your body to twist and turn, reach and drop, rise and fall allows the blood to flow around in a unique pattern that is far different than sitting down in a reclined position most of the day.  Music has healing abilities that can alter the chemistry of our brain and when we move to music we are re-enacting a cultural tradition that's occured for thousands of years.  Connecting to our core spirit in a primal way.

So what kind of dance is good dance?  Any dance.  Morning dance parties in your PJs, car dancing on the commute to work, blues club dancing, ballroom dance, tai-chi, Zumba fitness, or kundalini dance (my personal favorite, google it), a personalized rythmic movement with breathe and sound that connects and energises our seven chakras. Dance it out!

8 comments:

  1. I look like a flailing hippo when I dance, but I often do it while cooking dinner. Nothing like putting a bit of Britney on and having a boogie ;)

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    1. A boogie, great description. Dance on.

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  2. I used to be in dance, for many years, when I was younger so I can definitely relate to this post. When I was taking classes each week, it made me feel so amazing. Maybe I will try joining an adult class. Great suggestion!

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    1. Dancing can release so many good emotions, give it a whirl - pun intended.

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  3. I've never been a dancer. It's always been outside my comfort zone. I still move to music and it still moves me, but dancing I guess has just never been my thing.

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    1. You could do like my dad and shuffle. He dances three times a week at the blues club.

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