As children we dance as often as we can. As we get older, into our teen years and early adulthood, we also dance as often as we can.
The older we get, the more responsibility we seem to amass and dancing often becomes something we only do at parties, or on a night out because life gets busy.
Recently, I was on a month long training course and we were encouraged to make dancing part of our day once more. The very first day I did this I felt stiff and strange. But then each day afterwards I found I was enjoying the activity and it certainly was helping to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step.
The suggestion was to dance for the length of one song. The song should really be something uplifting. Of course, there is no right or wrong way to do this, it’s all about what works best for you.
Another course I recently did encouraged us to dance and listen to 3 songs, just random songs that appear on a playlist you have somewhere. This works especially well when you have an issue and need guidance to get unstuck, you use the time to move and listen to the lyrics as a way to releasing stuck energies and to help you find an answer to something you need help with – I also read this in a book so I’m really taking it on board 😁
You don’t have to be fit and heathy to dance. This type of dancing is for your own personal satisfaction and well being, it’s more about uplifting your mood than keeping fit, so, if you have reduced mobility, are confined to a wheelchair, or just not very fit, it doesn’t matter at all. You can do this sitting down, laying down, or you can throw your whole body into it. The important thing is to enjoy it for what it is; an exercise in soul loving, spiritual wellbeing.