We are all drawn to different types of music. Some of us love the low and heavy vibrations of grunge metal, while other's flow and sway to the quiet and kindness of a piano instrumental, with layers of ocean and rainfall. Many of us love the sharp cadence of 90's rap and the slurring sounds of whatever hip-hop is today.
Each of these music styles have a different effect on your mind and on your body. If you learn to tune into the effects the music has on your unique configuration of bio-chemistry, you can start using this to your advantage.
You can use music carry you through a tough work-day when you have no energy. You can use music to calm you down after a big fight. You can use music to bring you to stillness and breathing, or you can use it to break you out of your tense muscles and into freedom.
All music genres evoke different body patterns and movement bias' from all people.
Some music sends you turning in circles. Other music has you bopping your head. Other music has you rippling your spine from side to side as your eyes have a soft gaze.
While most musicians don't have any idea the impact of the their style of music on the crowd, any good DJ, musician, and dance facilitator can see the shift and changes in the crowd, depending on what music is played. They can also see that different types of people respond to to different types of songs!
We are all drawn to different music (and thus different movements) and learning when to push ourselves into "new music territory" can be the perfect way to wake our body's up for better health!
This is a very simple glimpse at what ancient civilizations have been harnessing and working with, long before we ever had science to measure it.
When you come to class, you will see how I work with my student's particular bias's and tendencies, I curate and create music playlists to help elicit the most powerful and useful movements you and the group need, to help break out of your comfort zone and into the transformation zone.
Sometimes it's about expressing deep struggle. Sometimes it's about embodying greater happiness. Sometimes it's about controlled, taught movements, sometimes it's about total spontaneity. All of our personalities have bais' towards one of these over the other. And all of our personalities are made to be expanded and explored.
Over time, you yourself will become more and more in-tune to the music and the powerful expression and power and vulnerability you can have access to.
Keep your eyes open for other blogs where I tell you about how movement can help you move through blocked Chakras, trauma from birth and even just release toxins and provide lymphatic drainage, amoung countless other health possibilities!
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