I’m in a space of learning how to embrace my feminine energy fully. As part of that, I’ve started to realize where, and how, my body had held rigidity, especially in my spine. Have you ever had someone touch you gently on the arm or back, and realized how unyielding that part of your body was? I experienced this more and more over the last couple of years, as I put a lot of effort into ‘holding it together’ in all arenas of my life.
It took me a time to realize that what I really needed to do was soften into everything. Lately, I’ve been doing this by practicing receiving on phone calls with friends. And I’ve started taking dance breaks during the day (even at work!).
What I’ve received is a shift in my body, from a conscious fight at first to let just a little softness in, to much more flow and pleasure in every moment. When I’m sharing Nia, this is so completely amped up that my body turns to liquid and I can barely speak.
My invitation to you is to practice melting into music through movement – just for one minute – tomorrow. Maybe the next day you do it for a whole song, and the following day you take two dance breaks (I’ve found a conference room at work with no windows to be the perfect place to melt, so I can re-energize!).
I’d love to hear how it goes for you. And, of course, you can always come to a Nia class to receive.