The Power of Movement for Healing
In our fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget to take care of ourselves. We often push our bodies to the limit, neglecting to give them the rest and attention they need to heal. But what if I told you that there's a way to physically heal your body without having to rely on Western medicine? What if I told you that all you need is your body and some music? Today, I want to talk about the power of movement for healing.
The mind-body connection is a powerful thing. When we move our bodies, we release endorphins, which have been shown to reduce stress and improve our moods. Not only that, but moving our bodies also helps to increase blood flow and circulation, which are essential for healing. Studies have shown that dance can be an effective form of therapy for conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer's disease, and more.
Dance also has the power to connect us with our ancestors and our heritage. For many cultures around the world, dance is not just a physical activity; it's a spiritual practice that connects us with our past and helps us to connect with ourselves in the present. Chakabula is a type of Afro-Cuban dance that was created by slaves who were brought over from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade. The slaves would often use dance as a form of resistance against their captors, as well as a way to connect with their African roots.
I am lucky enough to be a facilitator of Chakradance a healing movement therapy modality that was created by Natalie Southgate and is being guided all over the world.
I will be opening some offerings soon, in the online space as we have never done this before so if you are interested in that you can send me a message so that when I am launching I can share with you first.
If you're looking for a way to heal your mind, body, and soul, I urge you to consider movement. Whether it's dancing around your living room or taking a walk in nature, moving your body is a powerful way to connect with yourself and your ancestors. So put on some music and let your body do the talking. Your soul will thank you for it.