Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Invitation to Dance
On Wednesday nights I teach Nia. Today I was wishing you could all come out and join in the dance and then I had an idea. I could share our class focus and perhaps you could find your own way to join in.
Tonight our focus is our hands. Every day our hands do such great work for us - they type, they write, they greet others with a wave or a handshake. Maybe, like me, you've experienced what it's like to overwork your hands and they need some love and healing. In Nia we believe that pleasurable movement invites healing into our bodies.
When was the last time you invited your hands to dance? You could do it right now. Your movements can be as larger or small as feels good to you. Maybe you just tap your fingers. Maybe you conduct an orchestra. You don't even need music though that's certainly a treat. Just take your hands away from the keyboard and give them a moment to discover how they like to move. Do they express your flow? your agitation? your curiosity? your sense of play?
What do you notice when your hands dance?