“To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless. Without an anchor we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life” Anodea Judith
Make no mistake dance is medicine. And can be used as a tool to unwind our lives. Intuitive dance passionately shakes up any stuckness and confusion, ignites our spirit and reconnects us to flow again.
I always feel truly alive, connected to every cell in my body and an overwhelming feeling of expansive love when I close my eyes, surrender the inhibitions and allow my body to flow to its own exquisite intuitive movement.
No structure or specific steps. Absolutely no thinking or worrying about looking good. Plain simple un-planned dancing. An unguarded willingness to become vulnerable to the moment and trust the body to organically and naturally untangle knots, energy blocks, confused emotions and stress.
As Gabrielle Roth says “There is a dance that only you know how to do”
Dance is even greater medicine when coupled with fabulous music. Fast, slow, pop, 70′s or even classical – there’s no right nor wrong. Trust your gut.
Intuitive dance smashes stress, dissolves anxiety , revitalizes your energy channels, shifts moods leaving you smiling brightly from the inside. Hallelujah!
I’ve proven the “dance is medicine” theory many times in life. Last week at Sunday Dance in Ubud, Bali my intuitive dancing spectacularly cleared a niggling sore left shoulder. Bravo!
You can click here to check out the class I often go too when in Ubud.
Join Carole at one of her Deep Rest or Specialty retreats:
Carole’s retreats include deliciously gentle restorative yoga, therapeutic breathing practices, intuitively guided meditations and other profound relaxing, nurturing and healing rituals.
Everyone is very welcome. Perfect for anyone, any age.
What’s beside my bed at the moment:
I can’t begin to explain how fabulous this book is. Yoga for Emotional Balanceby Bo Forbes clinical psychologist and yoga teacher.
Bo has combined her years of clinical psychology practice with yoga therapy and restorative yoga to offer simple practices to help with stress, fatigued body and mind, anxiety and depression.
Bo talks extensively about the mind/body connection and shares lots of case studies which she has gathered over 7 years explaining how effective gentle restorative yoga postures and therapeutic breathing is in stabilizing our emotions.
If you want to be a little less reactive to the world around you then this is the book for you. xx Carole.