Dance is here forever

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The history of dancing is hard to pinpoint because it has been a valuable part of almost every culture out there since the beginning of time. Perhaps one day we will have all of the information about how it started and developed, but for now that seems to be lost. The focus though is on what dancing has become over the course of time and throughout the written jasminelive history that we do have.

While the reasons for dancing have changed the fundamental way in which is brings people together hasn't. No matter what type of dancing you are interested in though there is a rich history behind it. You should take the time to further explore it so that you can develop a deeper appreciation for it.

Most types of dancing out there are in relation to particular types of jasmin live music. With that in mind it is understandable that with different types of music new forms of dancing where created. Most of us have a significant preference when it comes to the types of music that we listen to. Make sure though that you are respectful of what others also listen to because we would expect them to do the same.

Social livejasmin aspects have a huge connection to dancing. No matter what culture you are talking about it is a part of celebrations for live, love, death, and special events. The traditions that are combined with it may be very different but when you start to look at the core of all of it that history seems to have a consistent streamates theme that can bring people from all walks of life together.

In many societies the history of dancing is one that is combined with art. This is extremely evident with the works of the Egyptians. They developed a variety of dance rituals that have been depicted in art forms from their very early times through today. It is their recorded information that tends to give scholars the most in depth information about the history of dancing for that particular culture.

Throughout the many legacies of history and the many eras, things have changed and dancing has continued to evolve with it. They movements of people from their land of origin to new destinations have also allowed for the mix of dance methods from various cultures in order to create new ones. We all need to appreciate that because without it dancing would have a very different form for us today than it does.

The history books are still open when it comes to dancing, and that is what is so delightful about it. While many things in the world have become outdated and part of the past due to technology, dancing is here to stay. It is known around the world and it is something that many people have in common. If it has been awhile since you went out dancing then schedule some time to do it. You will revive your thrill for it and remember the many great times you have enjoyed with it in the past.

When it comes to dancing it doesn't matter if you are at a wedding, a huge ball that you will never forget, high school prom, or just out for the evening with your friends. Dancing is a great way to reduce stress and to develop a sense of who you are. Perhaps you have ties to the history of some forms of dancing through your own culture. It is a good idea to explore that possibility and to embrace it. You can even pass that information onto your own sons for them to keep track of for future generations as well.

You can't imagine its power until you feel it

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When grief deadens your shoulders with its weight there is one thing guaranteed to shift something, within and without and that is movement. Movement is motion, it propels us somewhere and it has flow, it has life.

If that movement is channelled into a purposeful activity the benefits are multiplied. Particularly during times of extreme stress such as when we are grieving, that movement has the ability to release the knots of tightness stuck in our grooves, and give the hurt captured in our hearts a way to escape.

There are many types of movement beneficial to our health and wellbeing. We can walk, run, cycle, swim, surf, go to a yoga class or do tai chi in the park. The options are endless and varied. Then there is dancing.

The ability to dance is freedom in motion. There can be gentleness, there can be wildness. Whether we crank it up alone in our lounge room or dance with others. Whether we express ourselves through free movement or whether we dance to set steps we are energising ourselves from within. We are getting into the rhythm of the music and letting ourselves forget for a time just how painful the loss of a loved one is. We are escaping and investing in the power of dance to heal our weary hearts and our aching bodies. We are transporting ourselves to that place where music and movement combine into a making a magic all its own, all our own.

I've tried many different forms of dance, but there remains one that I return to again and again. Wu Tao is a harmonious dance enriching the physical, emotional and spiritual parts of myself. It touches into each one giving me the opportunity to bring energy and flow into, not only my body, but my life. Through the dances of air, water, wood and fire I release my grief and dance my joy. I let go of my past and be present to my future. I ignite the flame of promise and possibility and in the earth dance I find myself at home at last and bring peace into my heart. I emerge balanced and peaceful.

Wu Tao has been described as:

"A dance-based therapy that balances and harmonises the flow of Qi (life-force energy in the body). It has its foundations in Oriental Medicine, and similar to Tai Chi and Qi Gong it is a system of healing, with a holistic philosophy and practice, that restores balance to the person on all levels." ©Wu Tao:The Dancing Way.

I feel so very lucky that Wu Tao is so readily available in my region of Western Australia, because it really does enhance my life in so many ways. Developed by Michelle Locke, a West Australian dancer and therapist in 2001, the appeal of Wu Tao is now growing worldwide. When I share how wonderful it is with you now, there is a very real chance it has or will be coming your way. So many people are recognising the benefits and the enjoyment of the dance that it's reach is growing to many regions throughout the world, including an upcoming tour of the United States during November. All the details can be found at Wu Tao: The Dancing Way.

Whatever form of dance you decide, let your flow start and take you into the place where music and movement merge into one.

"The journey between who you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place." ~ Barbara De Angelis

Let the dance take care of you

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Cardiovascular Conditioning

When you work your body to the point you feel your heart rate rise and the sweat begin to pour, you are improving your cardiovascular condition. You may feel breathless at first when you start really dancing on a consistent basis, but with time you will find that you can dance at more vigorous levels and for longer and longer lengths of time. This change makes you feel more confident and is often accommodated with weight loss, but what is actually happening is the consistent dancing is increasing your cardiovascular capacity to endure this type of movement.

The better cardiovascular condition you are in the easier it will be to climb stairs, chase after your sons, and do other physically demanding tasks in your daily life.

Faster Metabolism & Fat Burn

All of that dancing will also boost your metabolism which means you will burn more calories not only during your dancing sessions, but between sessions as well. The faster your metabolism the easier you will find it to burn off stored fat and lose weight! Dancing is even a great way to maintain your current weight if you don't need to lose anything right now.

Muscle Conditioning

Since dancing is quite demanding on the large muscles in your lower body and your core muscles, you will find that a regular dancing sessions will start to change the shape and definition in those areas of the body. You will find your waist trimming down and the tummy muscles becoming more defined. You may also notice changes in your calves, ankles, and buttocks since dancing places high demand on these muscles.

Remember, the more muscle you develop in your body the thinner and more healthy you will appear to be!

Increased Energy

Dancing is a great way to increase your energy levels, both in the short term and long. Immediately after a session of vigorous dancing you will feel alive as the blood pumps heartily through your entire body and you tingle with happiness and satisfaction. You will be full of energy and ready for your day!

Also, you will find that you have long term increases in energy as the weight begins to come off and your body adjusts to the dancing.

Stress Relief

Stress can contribute to a lot of health conditions, ranging from weight gain to heart attacks. Dancing happens to be a great way to forget about your problems, release tension, and take some of the physical effects of stress off of your body. This can have tremendous effects on your overall health and might even save your life if continued long term!

The Happy Groove

Finally, cardiovascular workouts such as dancing have been proven to release endorphins in the body which increase a happier mood and sense of well being. Many people who suffer from depression find that turning up the music and dancing on a daily basis actually helps to lift their mood and make them much happier!