It’s funny how many people feel a pang of hesitation, reluctance, or even fear when they’re invited to dance. Who hasn’t heard someone say, when being pulled onto the floor, “oh no, I can’t dance!”
I’ll admit, I leaned that way, too. I left the dancing to those with natural rhythm and “moves.”
My view has changed, though, because I’ve realized how much dancing embodies what our NICABM community is about – the connection between the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Others have realized this connection, too.
I invite you to watch the brief video below, which will provide you with an exciting glimpse of an innovative mind-body program called Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. For this unique therapy, I really think you’ll need to see the participants in action:
The film Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease, excerpted here, was produced by the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Mark Morris Dance Group, with funding provided by the National Parkinson Foundation.
You can find out more about Dance for PD® by visiting their website at danceforparkinsons.org
The ideas behind the Dance for PD® program have applications far beyond treating symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. How could the Dance for PD® program principles be applied in your practice or community? Please share this information below and leave a comment.
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