If there is music I cannot, I will not be still. My body, my feet, my soul is compelled to move on its own accord. The moving parts are not controlled by me but by the master musician. I cannot help myself as I simply love dance and music!
If there is music I will dance!
Whenever I ponder the sadness of my eventual demise it is the absence of music and dancing for which I grieve. I am saddened that I will no longer hear music or get to dance.
I have always loved the sounds of music, not just any music, the conscious kind, the type that speaks to me on a soul level. The kind of music in which I can lose myself in. The kind of music that expresses all that I could ever wish to say.
Benefits of dancing
Dancing has been a form of human expression since the dawn of humanity. In biblical times many saints danced as a form of praise and worship and as an expression of joy as well as sorrow. Throughout history dancing has always been present at celebrations, when wars were won and conquests were made. The use of dance as a form of therapy should be practiced more often in society. According to Harvard Medical School, Institute of Neurobiology, dance is currently being explored for its role in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
- Improves the condition of your heart and lungs.
- Increases your general fitness level.
- Helps build strong bones thereby reducing injuries.
- Boosts your mood.
- Improves your sense of well-being.
- Increases muscular strength and endurance.
- Helps with weight management.
- Improves coordination, agility and flexibility.
- A gentle exercise.
Psychology today states that the act and physical exertion of dancing and for a sustained amount releases the mood-altering neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It also posits that new neurons and neurological connections are established as a result of proteins produced with prolonged physical activity
The movement of dancing produces beauty, it gives rise to agility and strength. Dance is healing, soothing, spiritual and when used in conjunction with music provides a plethora of healing benefits.
So to those of us out there, us that love music and dance, we who cannot remain seated when we hear music … rise up and dance, for dancing may be a key to your emotional and physical health.
What could be better!
So next time I vow to choose you dance as my first love.
Then … I will dance.