I HOPE YOU DANCE (Lee Ann Womack)
I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack), is one of my favourite tunes. I dance to it often! I dance daily now.
My brain has been so befuddled that I have not been able to reach into its’ reservoir and find peace. Now that my mood is on the mend once again, there are so many peace-finding tools that come to mind that are so simple, yet helpful.
When Michael died (my husband), this Lee Ann Womack song was playing in his truck when I fired it up. It was loud and it brought me to tears!! This song can still make me cry, but the simple act of playing the song on YouTube and dancing makes me feel sooooooo much better! Play your favourite tune and move to the music.
Dancing – moving the body to music is therapeutic in many ways, both emotional and physical. If you are looking for VERY low impact aerobic exercise to do daily, dancing is it. For more intense aerobic exercise chose more vigorous music. If you are looking for something to sooth the soul, dancing is also it! You can, if you wish, take therapeutic dancing classes and/or find videos on the Internet.
The dictionary of Google includes “move rhythmically to music” in its definition of the word dance. You can move your body in any way, with any tempo and step that pleases you and makes you feel good. Do not get caught up in what your movements look like. BE FREE, MOVE FREELY. This is about YOU. No one else matters. It is certainly not important what someone else’s idea of what dance is. I am a huge fan of dancing shows on TV, but not once have I learned a step from them and that is just fine with me. Dance like no one else is watching (because likely they are not) and dance like you do not care if they were! Move whatever parts of your body you can. Choose music you LOVE and let it flow!
MOVE TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC
These days for me it is Wynonna Judd who I chose to dance to. I find a medley of her songs, I turn it up and I start moving. Her voice gives me chills at times and I find it very soulful. It is very hard for me to stay still while listening to her songs, they inspire me to move. I also have a playlist on Spotify that I use when practising yoga. Music makes me move. There are days I choose more mindful movement and do not play any music at all.
I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack) is just one of the songs I dance to. Dance is a self-care tool. Dance makes you feel good. Music soothes the soul. This is a win-win situation. Livefatandfit.com has many other self-care ideas for you, but this one suits me best. What is best for you?
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