Ever found your body automatically moving to music-not coming from outside force, but from the freedom you felt within? A number of things could have triggered that reaction to dance; you’ve just heard good news – a clean bill of health from a test result that had you scared, a job promotion, graduating from college or university, finding love, celebrating a milestone, a relationship restored, or an internal breakthrough that you finally embraced – it was something that moved you to the place where the creation of music awakened within your soul, and you danced.
You’re transported to another realm of tasting freedom of body and soul. Daily responsibilities, and pressures of life is temporary forgotten as your body and soul unites to feel, to connect and you’re oblivious to your present surroundings. Arms outstretched, eyes closed, feet moving, body swaying, twirling, face smiling, every muscle is relaxed and you let yourself go; you are caught in a moment of embracing and allowing yourself to be in the moment of abandonment to the beat of your personalize vibrations within.
Then there are times when you just crank the music to a song you love and dance, and have the same experience – liberating, yes! You don’t need to or shouldn’t wait until you’re at a party to dance; you can dance on the train, in the rain, in plain sight or in private. You don’t need to know the latest moves to dance, it’s not about that any-ways, it’s all about how it makes you feel. Feel the music and fricking dance away.
I’ve personally always enjoyed dancing, but a few months ago, I was having a rough day and I decided to crank the music and dance – instead of mopping and allowing that negative feeling to overtake and control my day, I danced. What I discovered was the freedom and change of attitude this simple action did to my mindset – before the song was over, that dark cloud was lifted, and the rest of my day had a positive outlook with a productive outcome. Now dancing has become a part of my daily meditation. Try it, and you may just be as surprised and thankful as I was – dance, it will do you more good than you know.
What do you enjoy about dancing, and when was the last time you danced alone?
To your health and enjoyment!