Monday, September 15, 2014

Movement Medicine

On Saturday I went to my first Movement Medicine Class. I had no idea what to expect, I went in with no expectations but with an open heart. I went in, and came out a different person. It was held at Shamballah, next to the Cape Farm House in Scarbourough. Jayne Bullen is a Movement Medicine teacher and led the class. She is wonderful and nurturing, and I connected with her immediately. She told us that the class was about shifting perspectives through dance. It was a powerful experience for me, the dance and music deeply beautiful, and an experience I want to do again.

What is is: Movement Medicine is  a body based movement meditation that reconnects you to yourself, and to your wisdom. Since pre-history, dance, and song and ritual ave played an important role in healing and celebration. Movement Medicine is a contemporary expression of this human inheritance. It marries ancient and modern wisdom, and supports you to experience the transformative power of your full-bodied, full-hearted, creativity in motion. This is potent medicine that re-vitalises and aligns your natural wellbeing and leads to soulful, conscious and embodied living.

How does movement become your medicine? By awakening the dancer that lives inside you, by giving the reins to the part of you that rests in the beat, and by connecting your mind with your body and your body with your heart, movement becomes your medicine. In the embrace of the dance, we shatter the binds of shoulds and shouldn’ts that squeeze the juice from life. Along the way, you will make friends with yourself and find many companions to travel alongside. You will come into contact with the unique essence of who you are and into vibrant interconnection with all of life.
Through this process, you will transform your relationship with the past, become more deeply engaged with the challenges and riches of the present, and unearth fresh inspiration to play your part in shaping the future.

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