2.06.2009

Sometimes The Only Thing There Is To Do Is....DANCE!

In a world of uncertainty with the sounds of Rome collapsing slowly but surely, with poverty and greed all around, well, all of that can weigh heavy on one's heart and mind and as such, sometimes the only thing to do (when wine or hard alcohol isn't around) is DANCE.

I've been dancing since I could walk. If there's a beat to be heard and a rhythm felt, there's a dance move within me to be experienced. I don't care if I'm good or not, although being a musician I can keep a beat and being both of my parents danced extensively (and quite well) during my childhood, I'd have to say I do have a dance gene. Dancing is one of my favorite forms of exercise because it's so much fun. Whether the music is hard rock or classical, I will find some means of moving this body of mine.

When I was a young girl, I was tense when I danced. I was much too afraid to let myself go on the dance floor or in front of other people. Today? I have no shame. While I may be a bit hesitant at first, once I get into my zone and out of my head of thinking "I wonder who is watching me/how do I look", I let loose. Arms twirl and swirl, hips shake and girate while the rest of my body follows suit.

I never did understand those videotapes of women teaching specific dance moves for exercise. For free, you can turn on the radio and move to your OWN groove, move in your OWN way. Let your OWN body guide you. Listen to your intuition, that feminine energy (which is in ALL of us).

For women this is especially freeing. It puts us in tune with our sexuality, our inner feminine mystique. It's very primal and tribal. I truly believe it is one way to reconnect us to Source. It helps us release our inhibitations and all of the heaviness put on us by society that says we must be prim and proper and ladylike and all that other shit. A note to advice for the (straight) guys: If your lady is feeling inhibited in the bedroom, or any other room for that matter, turn on the music and dance with her. Encourage her to let go. Trust me--the results will be well worth your effort. It works better than any pill or magical concoction around. And not only is it great exercise, it's a lot of fun. Mr. Nina dances with me now and then. It always ends up in either two ways: the two of us swaying together slowly and softly to the music or me laughing hysterically over Mr. N's wild groovy moves. Just be safe--warm up before diving into any serious hip movements, especially if you're over 40.

In the past 30 minutes, I've taken some breaks from this computer to move and groove and let myself be a silly wild girlie girl woman. All through dancing. Here's some of the songs I've danced to, all provided to me for free on the radio:

I Feel For You (Chaka Khan)
Run Around (Blues Traveler's)
Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)
Baby Come Back (Little River Band--one of my favs from the 70's)
Respect (if I have to tell you who sings this shame on you lol)

3 comments:

benjibopper said...

other than bob seger, a songlist i would quite enjoy.

also enjoyed your comment at devin's blog and thought i'd pop over. i love dancing too, should do it more. lately i've been dancing with my 11-week-old, and singing to him. he loves it, and even sings along sometimes.

keep groovin!

Nina said...

aaw, that's so sweet. i used to work with little ones from 4 on down and they all loved to sing and dance. a universal shared delight i would say.

thanks for reading. :)

Devin said...

I agree with benji Nina-keep grooovin! thanks so very much for stopping by my place today-I am sorry I could not respond to comments more intelligently-insomnia hit hard last night-i should not even have got online tonight and just rested-and now that i bothered to start puter and all i feel i have to post-i so wish my OCD would go away!best to you as always!