Longing for flow and that alive feeling?
Love this dance video! So beautiful <3
Dancing isn't just dancing, right...?!
Some of you might know that I am a lover of dancing. I find it soo life, joy, heart and soul enhancing <3 :) This video shows a dance I have yet to try, Zouk. Ah, their dance is like poetry!
Now, let’s explore more what dancing REALLY holds the potential for not just for a few, but for EVERYONE most likely including you…
Some of you might know that I am a lover of dancing. I find it soo life, joy, heart and soul enhancing <3 :) This video shows a dance I have yet to try, Zouk. Ah, their dance is like poetry! I find the more dances I learn, the more they gift and feed the other dances. And the more I have the ability to go in to flow and just express myself and the woman I am at core.
At this point in time I dabble in Fox, Bugg, Kizomba, Salsa and West Coast Swing. And of course, Free Dancing and Disco Shakes :)
Tell me, do you dance? What?
If not, how come?
Movement and sound
I figure moving our bodies and using our voices is such a core part of being human. In many cultures we lose that. We shut down. In fear of not being good enough and judged. However, who are to judge someone’s natural expression? The extension of their being expressed in movement and sound? Maybe they need to practice more. Maybe they don't. It does not matter. Allow them to own their outlet and expression. It's not up for you and us to judge it as wrong or not enough.
Our Swedish culture for sure is a society where people get numb and quiet a lot. The childhood innocence gets guarded and very often then also shielded and the flame shuts down. It's sad. This actually robes us of our life force and personal power. To be in your body, in contact, in energy also means empowerment. Self-empowerment. To own yourself. To claim yourself. And by that also to have a good ground for self-esteem and for expressing your emotions naturally.
Why are we so afraid in our society to be seen as the brilliant souls, Goddesses, Gods and beaming gems that we truly are? Why the heck is there so much judgements?
Some Cuban aliveness
I remember being on a Salsa trip to Cuba and how the society there was permeated with music and dancing literally everywhere. In the smallest café there would be an orchestra popping up. People moving and jamming their bodies to music and rhythm. And Yes, I did actually dance Salsa on the streets of Havana! It's true. It does happen. The people of Cuba face a tough financial reality, but they had one thing that I see lacking in our Swedish society; Joy. Joie the vivre. Joy of life. Yes, we might have a better financial situation in Sweden, but we are for sure lacking in the Joy department as a society at large. Oh, it was also so liberating to see the people of Cuba so to speak owning their bodies. Being in and proud of their bodies. No matter size or form. We could for sure need more of that in our Western societies.
Beyond the body
Moving your body, using your voice and by that expressing your emotions more easily makes a difference. A difference far beyond of it being a fun thing to do now and then. Or not. No, it goes much, much deeper than that.
To move your body means to shake loose and off tension and suppressed feelings and hardships. Because everything you experience is not just there in your mind and emotional memories, it also takes place and root in your body as tension.
The Yogic flow
To move your body, dance or however you chose to move it, is a way of opening up to being in flow. When your body is in flow, so are as well your mind and your feelings. In Kundalini Yoga (Life Yoga) that I teach we talk about the importance of cultivating a flexible body and a flexible Sciatica Nerve (Swedish; Ischias Nerv) and over all nervous system. To cultivate a flexibility in the Sciatica Nerve, the so-called Life Nerve, throughout life up until old age means not only to have a flexible body, but also equally as important, to have a flexible mind and to don't become stiff and rigid mentally.
Gee, doesn't that Life Nerve of yours like almost always feel too short? I know mine does :) Don’t give up. Instead stretch, stretch, stretch. Without overextending. Self-love is the key word here. Every time you do yoga is an opportunity to explore your body from the inside and out.
Important, I like to remind you that Yoga is not a competition. No, instead it's a gift. Yoga is a gift you grace yourself with and every time and every day you practice yoga is new and different. It's another opportunity for you to gift yourself with flow, wellness and divine grace for body, mind, feeling and spirit. It is a play with your energy and consciousness. It is a Divine journey for you to thread while at the same time lovingly tending to your physical body. To inhale, to exhale and invite and go with the flow through out body and being.
So, back to dancing. I invite you to claim yourself through dancing. To be in your body and to embody all that you are. I invite you to play with life itself. To invite and awake life force in to your being. I invite you to live as the full expression of who you already are. To discover yourself and your hidden rooms. To dance your soul, your heart, your joy, your pain, your shadow and all those nuances, colours and complexities that are you.
Set yourself free.
Dare to drop the mask.
Dance You in to being You.
Dance you as a gift to yourself.
Dance you in to sensing and being an alive and joyful expression.
Know this; when you gift yourself the best, when you come in to flow and presence in body and being, well, that is also the most precious gift you can give to the ones and the world around you.
Go do it
So, what are you waiting for? Let's dance, sing and rejoice, eh?
Move it, shake it, sing it, chant it.....Be in flow with you.
P.S. Are you longing to shift things around and to have more flow, joy and authentic feminine expression in your life? Ready and willing but not sure how to make it happen? Feeling the need to sort thoughts, feelings and situations out in order to gain clarity for your path forward?
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