1. Did you know that dance can make you smarter and reduce stress! More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. A major study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City studied 75-year-old individuals doing physical activities for 20 years. This added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, as much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. Dancing frequently - 76%. That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical. Exercise is one of the key factors for staying young and keeping the mitochondria in your cells alive! 2. Listen to your body. Body intelligence is the key to healing and well-being. When we know something is true about our bodies, we must follow through and surrender. Have fun go into a grocery store and let your body choose the colors in the fruits and vegetable aisle! This is a fun way to connect to your body’s nourishment needs.
3. Enjoy being in your body. Relax your body and Rest in your heart. Begin with deep breathing and being aware of your body and being in it. As human beings we live in a physical world, being in the body is the portal to reality.
4. Accept your body exactly the way it is. NO matter what you think or feel about
your body be open and okay. There are No judgements in being okay. If you are overweight, or dislike something about your body, accept it. Be okay with your body in an openness of heart. Acceptance is you absolutely being okay with your body as is. Shifts happen when you are open in your heart and are okay with everything as it is.
5. Dance like no one is watching you! Let yourself listen to the music and dance in whatever ways inspire you. Put your favorite music on. Move your body in ways that inspire you!! Dance, Dance, Dance and have fun moving and being in your body. Let your body guide you into movement. Dance. Stretch and breathe, enjoy the movement in the moment!