Hello again, friends! Okay, so you’ve spent the last few days learning all about energy—within your body and in the words you speak to yourself—and today we’re going to make it move. You need s p a c e for new energy to come into your life. Making room is what allows that new idea to manifest or that dream job to come your way. Plus, who wants old, stagnant energy just hanging around? Not me.
Before I even started meditating or had heard the term breathwork, I knew dancing made me feel good. Even if I wasn’t the best in the room (trust me, I wasn’t), it still felt amazing to get lost in the beat of a song and just move my body.
I grew up dancing—and even taught a form of dance yoga called, Buti in my early 20’s—but intuitive dance is a whole ‘nother level of juiciness. It helped me get through a miscarriage (more on that in a second) and it’s something I do regularly to shift my energy. You know the kind of dancing I’m talking about. Putting on your favorite jam and moving your body in whatever way it wants to. Not caring what you look like, but rather what you feel like while doing it.
Most mornings after my miscarriage, I’d do some kind of workout — yoga, kettlebells, anything to move my body and get out of my head — and I’d end the session with a dance party and journaling. (Personally, I like EDM, and that’s what would get my hips moving and my arms swaying, but you can have a dance party to whatever kind of music you like.) I was shaking it out in every sense of the term. Whenever I felt called to stop—usually because I didn’t like the song— I’d sit down and journal the emotions that wanted to flow through me. Sometimes they were happy, sometimes sad, but always they were coming from my higher self. Tapping into her helped me realize I wasn’t alone, and that the universal truths coming to me were ones others felt too.
Now, enough about me, let’s get to the dancing!
I’ve got a playlist below to inspire your best heart-flowing moves. If you’d rather use songs you know will get you moving, feel free to put those on instead. The work for today is just to move your body for as long as it feels good and journal anything that comes up afterward. We encourage you to follow the beat of the music. If the song is slow and sensual, let your movements mimic that. If fast-paced is more your jam, then shake those hips, sister! We store so much trauma in our hips, so it’s important to shake that sh*t out—don’t hold back!
Don’t forget: Emotions are just energy in motion. Feel them. Let them arise. And then let them go as they flow on the page. You’ve got this.
Share your favorite grooves below to inspire someone else to add them to their playlist!
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