I have been dancing for my morning movement/meditation and find this to be a beautiful way to start my day!
I was taking Nia Dance classes locally, but could not continue to fit them into my weekly schedule due to a shift in work (read: new job). This was difficult, as I was really enjoying the interaction with others who are creating a community around dance/music/spirituality led by the lovely Jessica Fashun. I miss this group and hope to one day connect when the timing works once again in the future.
Looking around again…I tried a bit of yoga locally (which will be a connection to another beautiful tribe), and then to my delight I found NiaTV! Yes! Nia Dance can now be streamed!
So, my new morning routine is to get up at 6:00 AM and dance for 30 minutes to an hour before getting ready for work. I have needed this type of movement. While I delight in being in a “live” dance class, this NiaTV work has brought forward some interesting contemplation.
As I dance…
- I notice “flashes” of light and “flashes” of insights
- Being lower to the ground, I think/feel differently
- Watching my hands with my eyes as I move shifts my perspective
- Free dance is exhilarating
I will continue with dancing and noticing this month. What else might I discover? I am writing in my journal AFTER I dance, which adds to the words that show up on the journal page. I will also be taking a few photos AS I dance to “capture the light” of the movement.
What are you creating these days?