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Health, Self-Discovery

You Don’t Have to be a Dancer to Dance

I am not a Dancer!Dance

 

I don’t have rhythm!

 

Hello, I am critically Caucasian!

These are just a couple of reasons I hear when I invite people to attend and AromaDance or Mindful Movement Class.

I get it and I was guilty of it as well. I was introduced to AromaDance in September of 2014 by a friend. I was skeptical, was an athlete not a dancer. Over the years my tune has changed.

The more I dance the more in tune I am with myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are sometimes I have to put on music loud with strong heavy beats and dance out deep heavy emotions. Other times it is The Greatest Showman Soundtrack or other musicals. I have come to appreciate what my body can do as I pretend to be a ballerina to beautiful instrumental music. As I connect with my body through movement and the music it can even be a spiritual experience.

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

Studies have shown that 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.

“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.

  1. It allows self expression. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
  2. Provides a physical and emotional release.
  3. Improves Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
  4. Improves your connection to your body which improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Improves mental functioning
  6. Improves balance and spatial awareness
  7. It’s fun!!!!

Don’t over think it

You don’t have to go to a club, just turn on your favorite song and start moving your body. You know your own physical limitations. You can dance sitting down, just move your hands and feet to the music. The more you do it the stronger your body will get.

You don’t have to have rhythm, you are not being judged. This is just about taking care of yourself. But you can be brave and invite your friends, your spouse, children, and/or grandchildren to join you.

Sway

About a year ago my husband and I attended Royalty and Romance from 3 Key Elements where we learned about swaying. This has aligned our marriage better than anything else we do. We end each day with swaying with each other.

You Don’t Have to be a Dancer to Dance

Just put on some music and move!

Essential Oils, Health, Self-Discovery

Music, Movement, and Mood – Just Dance

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.

Just Dance

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.

  1. It allows self expression. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
  2. Provides a physical and emotional release.
  3. Improves Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
  4. Improves your connection to your body which improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Improves mental functioning
  6. Improves balance and spatial awareness
  7. It’s fun!!!!

AromaDance Leader

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 beyond.possibilities.ut@gmail.com

I created Mindful Movement in with my children to support mind, body, spirit, and connection. Mindful Movement is a beautiful energy technique that allows you to release negative energy and replace with positive energy through movement. It is a way to free your mind, open your heart, and reconnect to your Mind, Body, and Spirit. You anoint the Third Eye Chakra with a doTerra Essential oils that supports connection and your intentions of the class.  Move to inspirational music allowing creativity, power, and love flow. It can be done in a chair or with a chair if mobility or stability are an issue. Mindful Movement takes information for occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance, and meditation to create a functional and mindful workout.

Join me for a class!

It doesn’t matter where you start, just put on some music and move!