Today, being the first day of the rest of my life, I am going to start a new routine. I used to love to dance. As a child having tap dancing and ballet lessons; as a teenager rocking to Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and Tommy Steele among others; as a young wife and mother at balls and now…
Well it has been a while since I danced. So today I am starting to dance to the music on the radio. OK so I have to find a station that is more music than chat. And if that fails, I will find a CD to dance to.
The dance and a person learning or teaching others to dance has been the subject of several memorable films. Did you see the film with Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon.? Click here to see a short video. And earlier, Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
Not only does the act of dancing release energy it leaves one feeling re-energised. All constraints fall away and a fantastic feeling of freedom is found. This is what we should be looking for particularly as we age. The positive reinforcements we receive whether dancing alone around the living room with one’s small dog for company, or with others are so uplifting and beneficial to our health and well-being.
I will add dance to my daily routine, of 5 Tibetan Rites and walking. I am sure that in this way I can halt or at least slow down the changes that inevitably happen.
So today I shall find the music and start to dance. And as always
If you get the choice to sit it out or dance;
I hope you dance.