I came across a Gabrielle Roth quote on instagram a few weeks ago that really hit home and has got me dancing and singing again:
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?”
We tried integrating song and dance into one of our Nourish Your True You sessions in Swansea and one of the girls who was there commented afterwards: For these 40 minutes of dancing, my inner critic was actually silent.
I’ve been dancing on my own for the past few years and aside from quieting the inner critic and lifting my mood, it’s helped me connect with my body, and essentially, just be more of me.
The freedom that comes from intuitively moving my body without any ‘I should be doing xyz move right now’, judgement of what I look like, or fear of what others will think of me, is healing and empowering.
You’re invited to dance with me, (yes, in person at some point), and for now in the privacy of your own home. Here is a short video to help you get started if it feels kind of weird, and two playlists to start bopping to.
Get Moving – A mix that will leave you feeling excited for life
Gentle – A mix that will leave you feeling connected to yourself