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YOU’RE AWESOME

CHAPTER 19

Dance to Lift Your Mood “ We dance for laughter, We dance through tears, We dance for gladness, We dance through fears, We dance for hopes, We dance supreme, For we are dancers, We create our dreams.” – Anonymous

It is very empowering to express your deepest emotions through the movement of dance. Dancing in most African societies gives rise to emotions that cannot be put into words. Dancing can release emotions such as anger, frustration and sorrow and can be a celebration of life. We all know that the way we feel emotionally affects the way we feel physically. But the opposite is also true. When you are moved physically, you are also moved emotionally. The way in which you move affects the way you feel, think and behave. I have often come home after a long day and felt flat and tired. While waiting for the family to arrive home for the evening meal I dance wildly around our family room to some of my favourite music. It is not long before I feel re-energised and uplifted. Facial expressions also set off biological processes that can make us feel either good or bad. Smiling and laughing literally make us feel good. You can change your life by changing the patterns of body movement, gesture, and speech.

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