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Inner Resource: Shaking

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    • #5489

      If you are worried about looking silly, try it when no one is home and close your eyes.  No one is watching (:

    • #5790
      Toni
      Participant

      i typed “planet drum” into pandora and started dancing and hooting like a maniac to the afro/cuban/tribal drum beats that they were playing. it was great fun, i was grinning and laughing and surprisingly i got a catch in my throat and tears welled up. i got areal senser of freedom and it was so good to feel rhythm in my body again.

      yours Toni

    • #5791
      Toni
      Participant

      also i wanted to tell you about TRE Trauma releasing Exercise, it uses the bodies natural reaction to trauma, ie. shaking, to release old trauma. like when a zebra gets away from a lion, they will tremble or skake for a while and then go on about their business. or your dog shaking during a thunderstorm. you can check it out at. http://www.traumareleaseexercises.com.au/

      yours Toni

    • #5792

      Love it Toni!

    • #5796
      Jewelle
      Participant

      I’ve had that kind of music on my computer for years and I’ve forgotten how much I like it! I used to dance more and for the last several years have hardly ever danced. 🙁 It was relaxing to me, I felt very connected in my feet. I did it just before bed and I expect I will sleep well. Nite nite…

    • #5797
      Jewelle
      Participant

      Yes yes Toni, an Aussie friend of mine brought that to our community in Utah. We called it breath work and I really enjoyed it. I love experiential learning! Thanks for the link.

    • #5801

      Great! Each week we’ll do another one of these. I encourage you to spend a few minutes doing it every day.  It’ll be different every time ~ a great practice to practice.

    • #5802
      Jennifer
      Participant

      Hah! That was great! Closing my eyes was an important detail for me – helped turn off (or at least turn down) my inner, highly critical, observer, the one that’s there to make me self-conscious even when there’s nobody else around.

    • #5804
      Judy
      Participant

      I had to laugh at myself, in my bedroom, door locked (even though I’m home alone!), still had to close my eyes. This was great fun. But then I realized I was just dancing, having a great time. No wonder I like to dance. We go dancing with friends probably once a month, many times more. I always have a great time. It’s an endorphin and epinephrine boost!

    • #5811

      Yes! You get to have fun!

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