Did you know that we have laughed and danced since the dawn of time?
Laughter has long been know for being ‘the best medicine’ and an important aspect of tribal bonding and maintaining harmony. Also many of the original tribe leaders, chiefs, spiritual leaders and healers were dancers. Laughter and dance can be used as a path to power, transformation, healing, connection, a rite of passage and a passageway to the divine.
Through Laughter and Dance we connected with others; transformed emotions; generated strength, confidence and power; caressed and healed our bodies; nurtured our minds; released and shifted disease; vented our frustrations; grieved through our movements and sounds; rose up in ecstasy; felt the freedom and liberation of spirit; explored movements; connected with our bodies, our loved ones, pure strangers and the universe; felt our hearts explode wide with joy.
There is no right or wrong way to laugh or dance. Both can be expressions of the heart and soul in some of it’s most radiant, natural and purest forms. Have you noticed how even babies and small children start to laugh and dance at a very young age, often even without anyone teaching them how to do so.
And don’t we all love to laugh and dance? Don’t we want to express and move in ways that celebrate the fullness of who we really are, that Feel Good and Celebrate who we are as individuals?
Sadly in our culture today many of us have learnt to completely restrain ourselves and block all feeling and expression out of our being. This may have been learnt for many different reasons and can often block us from expressing things we deeply yearn to express and release.
Although this may serve us in some instances, over a prolonged period of time the danger is that by trapping expression within it has no way to be released and thus gets lodged and stuck in our bodies which can then lead to toxic poisoning within our bodies and minds.
The thing is, laughter and dance are already within us, all of us. Our body knows what to do, how to move and what sounds to make if we can just release ourselves from the restrains of the mind long enough to feel into a deeper place of childlike spontaneity and wisdom.
Is it time you reclaimed your freedom of spirit, celebrate YOU and allow yourself to heal in a natural, healthy way that Feels Good and also gives you a great workout?