Every year in February members of a coalition called Spirit of Women hosts a Day of Dance for cardiovascular health. This year on February 26, in more than 70 cities, people danced at hospitals, at malls, in parks and in other public spaces -- "As If Their Life Depended On It."
This recent article in the Huffington Post by Tanya Abreu, President of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, gave the details of the Day of Dance.
Dancing is a free form expression that is great exercise and fun at the same time. Dancing has cultural ties and connection to creativity and art. It is real nourishment for the soul.
As Tanya explains, “Good health is not always about depriving yourself and having to give up your favorite things. It can be about having fun. In fact, perhaps the most wonderful news in the proposed U.S. healthcare reform is the emphasis on prevention and pursuing better health through physical activity, both alone and with family and friends.”
At Integrative Nutrition we have regular dance breaks. We get up from our desks, gather together and move our bodies. Check us out!
Go ahead, dance as if no one is watching you.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. ~Ted Shawn
Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~Kurt Vonnegut
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. ~Ruth St. Denis
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. ~Martha Graham