I have always loved to crank up the music when I am in the car by myself. A few weeks ago my husband cranked up the music while we were working around the house. What I noticed was a shift in the mood. We all sang along with the music and moved to the beat was we completed our tasks.
Since then I have been exploring how music and movement can improve my mood. One of the things I discovered is that when I am sitting at my desk working, my energy seems to drain. When I add upbeat music, I feel more energized. Even better if I get up and dance, I can return to my tasks and be more productive.
Our bodies are meant to move
“In less than two generations, physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation. Vehicles, machines and technology now do our moving for us. What we do in our leisure time doesn’t come close to making up for what we’ve lost” – designedtomove.org
Movement affects every aspect of our physical and emotional health. It helps regulate on hormones and metabolism, supports circulation & respiration, aids in digestion, immunity and detoxification of the body. Movement that you enjoy improves your mood.
You don’t have trained to dance. Dance is simply moving to the music. That music can be audible or just in your hear. Dancing helps us connect our mind and emotions with our bodies.
“Dance is more than the exploring of different ways to make a shape or learning a series of steps to music; it is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. – http://www.camarilloacademy.com/2011/09/why-dance/
The benefits of dancing are innumerable. Here are a few of the reasons I think EVERYONE should dance.
- It allows self expression. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
- Provides a physical and emotional release.
- Improves Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
- Improves your connection to your body which improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Improves mental functioning
- Improves balance and spatial awareness
- It’s fun!!!!
I am a certified AromaDance Leader. AromaDance is an invitation and opportunity to dance to inspirational music for all ages and abilities. It is an opportunity to Move, Release, Heal, and learn to use several different pure essential oils on your energy centers to open you to your Radiance. It awakening your senses, reconnecting with your body, and activating your light!
There are AromaDance Leaders around the world and I offer in person and a online AromaDance Experience. Email me for more information email@example.com
Body Groove is also a great place to start. It’s different than a dance class or workout video where you just mindlessly following an instructor’s moves. Instead, it gives you the basic choreography, it’s up to you to make each movement your own by adding exactly the style that you want.
It doesn’t matter where you start, just put on some music and move!