No matter how stressful a situation is, at work or at home there is one sure fire way to let it all go. Put on your favorite song and dance. If you have been sitting for a long period of time your body needs to move.. If you running from task to task to task your mind needs a lift. You can shake off a bad mood and let the dance be contagious.
Every body can dance. Move in your own way and in your own time, as something you do to keep your body, mind, emotions and spirit alert, agile, strong, flexible, mobile, stable and young. Short and vibrant bursts of dance are pleasure-time release capsules to make you instantly look and feel better.
How To Do It
Stay connected to the sensation of peace in the body. When tensions arise, breath becomes shallow, the jaw or hands get tight, or if the mind gets in the way of your happiness. Just dance. No matter where you are, get up and dance full-on. Dance for at least sixty-seconds, and if you have access to music, put on your favorite song, Take every opportunity to use dancing as medicine!
To get the most out of your dance break—
Don’t think, just move. Tap into the power of pre-verbal communication and speak what you feel through your dance, using every part of your body, even your voice.
Affirm the changes you feel after dancing by letting the body know you have received the medicine and gifts of moving by saying, “Thank you body. I feel (speak out loud what you notice has shifted).”
Invite others to take dance breaks with you; consciously dance to shift energy in and around you!
Dance is self care.