such magic in movement
the way a body comes to life
unknown only seconds before
transcending the mind
communicating directly with spirit
gracefully creating a language of truth
swirling mysteries hidden in flesh
dancing a prayer
of wisdom embodied
First time I heard this track, it didn’t really move me. Then I heard it again, or more accurately, then I danced to it. I’m not sure where they came from, or where they’d been resting before, but gigantuous echoing emotions rose to the surface and expressed themselves through my body in a completely new way – and it just blew my mind. Talk about peak experience! Since then my dancing has transformed, stretched itself, and in the process, stretching me. Wow. Just wow.
Some tracks has a way of simply taking over your body; infusing it with the very essence of the song. Music embodied, mmmm..
For me, the track of the past weeks has made me get up from my otherwise very concentrated and serious sitting position of reading, writing, thinking. And dance. Dirty. Kind of…
I’m not sure what exactly it is that strikes a chord with this one but it doesn’t matter. When I hear the beat and that trumpet thing, my body wants to move.
Now, I could just insert the original music video but 1) you’ve maybe already seen it and 2) honestly, it’s a little boring. Just the usual booty bouncing, hot people, flashy and predictable. So instead I’m sharing the totally awesome Janet & Jean Official Granny Remix. Yup!
Okay, I changed my mind because it’s just really good (the track, not so much the video) and what if you haven’t already seen it, then I wouldn’t want to impose on you the hassle of going to YouTube to find it when I could just insert it here – and take a moment to do a little dancing myself.
Alright, back to work..
the groove is in my heart
and tonight I will dance it out
and leave an angel of sweat on the floor
Tuesday is kinda-painful-to-get-outta-bed-day and the reason for that is because Monday is groove-day. I honestly can’t think of a better way to start my week than to spend a few hours with a group of awesome people, dancing my heart out.
Yesterday the weather was hot and the dancing was dirty and I was literally forming puddles when we did the final relaxation.
One of the tracks though is not about dirty, it’s about having fun and blowing off steam – lots of it. There’s some choreography but mostly it’s freestyle air guitar. You heard right, air guitar!! Seriously, c’mon just try it – crank up the music, let the beat take over your body for a few minutes and let those endorphins intoxicate your spirit.
Only one rule, you’re not allowed to stand still!
Have a beautiful day ♥
disco dancing down the street
hips playfully swaying
twirling towards a changed direction
butt cheeks happily bouncing
to the beat of a busy heart
high on gratitude and oxygen
flirting with a shadow
brought to life
by the kiss of a rising sun
Turn up the music, let your happiness fly free and have an awesome day ♥
so it’s building up around you and inside you and it’s rising and flowing faster and catching fire that threatens to suffocate the joy that is in your heart
and the anger turns to hurt turns to confusion turns to numb turns to a decision to transform the pain and set free the bubbles forming in your brain
so you shake it and let it twist you around and into something new and every single motion is a celebration of transformation into the love that is you
and you dance it out