What do you feel when you hear a song with a great rhythm? Many of us have taken dance lessons; some of us do it for fun and some take every step seriously and are driven to be perfect. But many of us miss the point to dancing and don’t even realize the power it has on our overall health and wellbeing. If we get so caught up in trying to “do it right” we are keenly focused on all it is we are doing wrong. Whether we are a serious dancer or just one who loves to dance we need to remember to let go.
According to the Dynamics of Motion, free form movement can be defined as the full, unrestricted range of motion of every muscle group in the body. Free form means the body can move naturally through space with grace, speed, agility, flexibility and power.
Incorporating an exercise routine into your schedule that utilizes free form movement is one of the best ways to combat chronic pain, postural and muscular imbalances, and a tight, immobile body.
Rosanne Gibson with the Enlightenment Dance Company
says This is because Western education is based on copying and comparing. We feel afraid of being judged “wrong” if we don’t follow pre-established patterns. When you bring intention, and thus, attention to your movements, it can manifest powerful changes within you. Energy flows where attention goes.