Using Dance In A New Way To Bring Healing to Your Body and Happiness to Your Life
You’ve probably heard a lot about the several benefits of dancing regularly. You know that it’s one of the best and easiest ways to lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and tremendously reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia – by a whopping 75%.
But hearing all of these great things about dance has left you with many questions. You probably wonder how exactly you should start a daily dance practice.
You would also probably love to start dancing immediately, but don’t know how to, or what exactly to do. You might be wondering: “Am I supposed to take a class? What kind of class?” Or: “What if I don’t know how to dance?” “Can I do this at home?” Or: “What if I can’t move around too well?” And “Will it really help prevent Alzheimer’s?” The answers to these questions are:
No, you don’t have to take a class.
It’s okay if you don’t know how to dance.
Dancing at home is not only okay but recommended.
No, you don’t need a lot of mobility to do it.
And, a big, definite YES you can and will tremendously reduce your chances of getting Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses!
The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance helps us see dance in a new and simple way, a way that can help us tremendously. You’ll learn from my many years of being a dance instructor all the different ways dance, when used the right way, can make us healthier and come alive.
Dance is your very own intuitive healer. It will give you exactly what you need, whether it’s weight loss, more confidence, more joy, less aches and pains, or more body confidence.
I started teaching dance eight years ago, but I had been dancing for more than twenty years. I was also always very interested in alternative healing methods, and was very passionate about listening to the body and giving it and the soul what they need in order to heal. I soon after realized that my love of healing and my love of dance were actually meant to be used together – because as it turned out – dance was itself a powerful healer.
I learned a lot while teaching dance, but I didn’t know everything in the beginning. I used to tell my students to dance to any music they could get their hands on, but now I know that that is an incorrect and unhelpful suggestion. The specific kind of music you listen to matters very much. One of the 12 Tenets of Free-Dance is: “Dance only to songs sung in a language you don’t understand”. And no, not songs without any singing at all; you must hear non-understandable lyrics. You’ll learn why this is, how to get the maximum benefit from doing this, as well as 11 other tenets that will also greatly assist you.
“I’ve been following Rita’s writing for many years now as it has been a source of inspiration. The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance blew me away. I never thought dance would feel so new to me. From what I’ve learned in this book I’ve become a new person, I don’t get colds anymore, which I used to all the time, I have more mental focus. It’s changed my life competely” – Regina Burns, Redondo Beach, California
“I tried in vain for a long time to stick to a difficult exercise regimen, only to find that it made my appetite increase and cause me to gain weight. That was such a horrible feeling. I’m thrilled about The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance because it very clearly explains how I could practice dance to lose weight. Just a week into my new dance practice and I already started getting smaller. I lost 55 pounds and kept it off for the past three years. If anyone told me years ago I would read a book about losing weight by light dancing I would have laughed my head off! The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance is beyond a book though, it’s an actual program that works.” – Elaine Nicholls, Houston, Texas
“When I first read about this book I was a little hesitant because I didn’t think there could be much more said about dance than already has, but my curiosity got the best of me, and I’m so glad it did! This book really presents dance in a very different way and makes you see its potential. As soon as I started implementing the 12 Tenets I started noticing a change. I wasn’t as stressed out anymore, issues in my life seemed to go away, my stressful job got easier. It makes you more relaxed and more mindful like meditation does, and the result is a better life, but you really have to devote yourself to it.” – Janet Chaves, Newark, New Jersey
You’ll also get stories from my former life as a dangerously overweight twenty-something living in Los Angeles, you’ll get all the insights I had when I started dancing about food and my body that helped me lose a lot of weight, and you’ll get a step-by-step program that will help you do the same all while reducing your risk for many diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Today there is a staggering 44 million people currently living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses, and that number is believed to be doubling in the coming years. Dance, specifically free-dance, is the only thing that reduces the risk of getting the disease by a jaw-dropping 75%, as noted by a 2008 study done by Columbia University. This is better than all of the other methods of prevention. And this is only ONE of the many benefits.
Get your copy of “The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance” so that you can come back to life, enjoy your life, and have a much longer one.
What’s in the book:
-Several chapters to help open your heart to dance’s power.
-Stories of my experience with extra weight and how dance helped me release it.
-Practical methods for you to use to get the maximum benefits out of dance (Hint: there are rules to follow – it’s not just freestyle dancing)
-A step-by-step guide for you to better practice every day so you can achieve all of your health goals.
-Instructions on exactly how to dance and with what kind of music.
-Instructions on how to find the exact kind of music you need to improve your health.
-Tips on how to let go of your self-consciousness, so that you can move freely and happily every time you dance.
-The motivation you need to keep at your dance practice every day.
-Instruction on how to safely practice your free-dance.
-Samples of music from my own music library to get you started right away.
-Suggestions for people whose mobility is limited.
-A set of guidelines put in place so that you know exactly how to go about a daily dance practice.
You will be surprised by how helpful dance is. It will show you many things as it has shown me, because of my commitment to it. Once you get started, you’ll happily discover all the different and unexpected ways it will help you.
Dance is the great balancer. It takes us from sad to cheerful. Sorrowful to joyful. Hiding ourselves to revealing ourselves. Shame to pride. Despairing to hopeful. Fear to love.
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