When I dance, I move my body to the rhythm of the music and the pulsating of everything around and in me. You could say I make myself move to feel the pulsating that is me, in and around me. I love dancing, because as I move, I connect with every muscle, every part of me. At the same time, I let go of everything that moves inside me. To dance freely I have to surrender all that lives inside. I let go of all contractions and let joy take over. The joy of being and moving freely, like the child completely immersed in play, sets me free and I become blissful. Whatever troubles or fears I had evaporate and I'm encouraged to experience optimism and love.
Watching my cat at play, I see that same natural instinct to move to stay fit, healthy and alive. Sporadically he will move across the length of my apartment with impulse and excitement. Living in a world where computers dominate every aspect of life more and more. When people end up sitting down all day in front of a screen of some sort, the skill of movement is bound to take less and less precedence, at least in our conscious life. When the physical movement decreases, people forget to be alive, to follow their natural instinct to move. Music, sexual urges and the ambition or drive to staying fit can inspire us to move. In an ideal work life, movement in form of some type of exercise would be incorporated and I'm sure it would make everyone more effective at what they do.
When we move, we don't just move our muscles and bones, we move our breath, which helps move and circulate the blood running through our body and our oxygen levels rise. As a result, our cells, our atoms, our memories, our thoughts, our emotions and anything that might be stuck emotionally or intellectually get to move. When something moves or gets unstuck, its very makeup is altered. Movement is a natural drive in us for a reason. Even the mind, if you sit all still has a tendency to move about unless something is out of balance, such as stress, fear or mental blockages. Stress is, for the most part, a mental thing, when we move, we help release chemicals into our body that helps to heal and remove the stress and blockages.