“If I can’t dance,
I don’t want to be part of your revolution.”
Movement healing is a critical part of the growth in a Midlife Transformation. Any person experiencing Mid Life Transformation should spend three days a week working in a movement practice that lasts 1 to 2 hours per session. It could be walking, biking, hiking, running, dance, swimming, martial arts, Qi-Gong or a thousand other possible practices. Julie and I teach yoga, qi-gong and ecstatic dance as movement healing tools to help in the process of change. When exploring any movement healing practice at midlife, it’s important to pace it, so you don’t burn out and work out in a practice that you truly enjoy. If you don’t enjoy the practice, then you need to switch out and experiment until you find a movement practice that you do enjoy.
Movement healing helps to counteract depression. Movement brings back together aspects of your life that have been lost or have gotten out of balance over the years. MidLife Transformation is a time when your body is re-shifting and re-balancing itself dramatically. Movement helps the body in this growth process re-center. MidLife Transformation is more than just wanting a new job: deep inside the mind, body and spirit are jumping at a chance for change, to grow. Working through a midlife crisis requires movement, to help it all come together and shift one’s life.
Qi Gong is an ancient movement practice connecting a person back into their very own breath.
Breath is the very foundation of how we live. Stop breathing you stop living. How you breathe is critically important to how you live.
Life moves to your Breath!
The quality of life is directly related to the quality of how you breathe in your life. So learning how to work with your breath, dramatically adds to your capacity to grow.
Yoga is an ancient movement practice helping a person re-shape their body to more clearly focus their essence. If you don’t take care of the body by exercising it, it just changes by decaying.
To change without decay requires you to exercise.
Our bodies are the lens that focuses our very spirit into action. Yoga keeps the body strong, so we can be in action at the very moment of life when in transformation we are redefining our life.
Ecstatic dance is an ancient movement practice that has been revered as a way to meditate, evoke visionary experience, and connect with spirit and nature. It is a powerful tool for healing the body, mind, and heart. Most importantly:
To dance is to embolden your very spirit, to kindle a spark that can re-engage the mind and body back into a new direction of life.
Once you begin to move mind, body, and spirit in unison, you are then by definition are within a dance! Starting to move in life also then connects you to connect to your spirit. In this, you will discover movement becomes a form of medicine to heal a life gone stale. While many people are afraid of the word “dance”, once beginning to move, many will embrace the word dance since it does capture the essence and interplay of joy found in movement.
To heal is to become whole.
These movement practices put together help a person bring back: Mind, Body and spirit to balance as a whole. It is a very deep healing process.
Movement For Midlife Transformation
All of these movement practices help restore the vital flow of energy in the body and recover lost parts of your life in the process. Because this movement increases our awareness of our very life, it also then becomes a moving meditation. Movement healing helps awaken our awareness and to begin again finding our life.
In the Modern World, more and more people live a stationary life with a very active mind. The body decays while the mind becomes too tired to see clearly. Looking around the world, we can find many practices that counteract the negative aspects of a motionless lifestyle.
In places such as Botswana, Africa where the Bushmen practice ecstatic dance weekly, the body gets to be active and surprisingly, the mind settles down. Ecstatic dance is a path to increase energy in the body and at the same time, focus the mind and open the heart!
In China, Qi-gong is a longevity practice which enables people to live longer and healthier lives.
In India Yoga is the key to living a happier life.
Mid Life crisis is when you stop moving in life and break down to become… defined by broken and then Nothing!
MidLife Transformation is when you restart moving in your life, to bring together mind , body and spirit to become whole again.
As a result, this movement practice does become a source of personal discovery, wonder, and healing. As we practice over time, we fill our bodies more fully, feel our emotions more fluidly, and think with more clarity. We practice being ourselves and are inspired to live our life with more connection, joy, and grace.
Movement for Healing and Transformation
Julie can help teach private movement sessions from anywhere in the world to help you grow and explore your transformation in a deeper fashion.