Movement is a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle for a myriad of reasons. When we become in tune with the understanding of the Mind Body Spirit connection, we can better understand how moving our bodies can help us regulate our emotional state. Through movement, we have the ability to move energy through the expression of movement.
Movement is essential to me for moving energy, feelings, emotions and also for awakening my thoughts and creativity. If there are looming energies or emotions I’m not even aware of, they usually come to surface while I’m running and I can then release, let go and feel connected to my empowerment. It’s also often when I’m running that I connect with my creativity. It’s the time where I come up with creative idea’s, insights and clear solutions.
Moving freely, either to rhythms and beats, or to the silent sound of our hearts, provides a medium to release pent up emotion. By merging body, mind and soul, the chaos calms and emotion flows out of the body into movement. When we turn our attention inward, our body can take over and all the fear, anxiety, sensuality and joy that lives within can release and transform itself into motion.
Joyful Tip for Moving Energy through Dance:
Go to a place that is free of distractions and turn on music or sounds that speak to you. Or, embrace the silence and listen to what is inside you. Switch off your mind, close your eyes and start to move. Don’t think about what you are doing, don’t decide on steps to make or force the movement. Just give yourself over to the dance and experience it. Dance as long as you need to for your emotions to clarify and filter out.
Now, turn your mind back on. Think about a situation that is causing stress or a memory that haunts you. Let your body work its way through the maze of emotions until you arrive at peace. You may be surprised at the movements you create, but keep going, all the way to the end.
Photos by Matt Borkowski