The following is part of a series of posts detailing the information in my free download Connect With Your Baby A-Z!.
This video says it all!
Crank up your favorite tunes....
You can dance with someone.
You can dance alone.
Don't worry about how you look...
Let the music move you!
Stephanie Larsen, creator of Dancing for Birth says, "When women start dancing, dancing brings a new connection with themselves--a connection that is not typically cultivated. Dancing increases acceptance of one's body, and love and respect for oneself; it increases self-esteem. Dancing informs a mother of what her body is capable of, and to feel pleasure to be in her body.
"In labor, women can experience an internal, intuitive, and ectatic state. This same state can be accessed while dancing. In labor, women rely on sensation and freedom of movement. Through dance a woman learns to feel sensation in her body rather than be numb to [or unaware of] sensations."
Pam England, creator of Birthing From Within writes in her blog: "Women often feel suffering when they can't move in labor in the hospital, or they don't have the freedom to act upon the desire to move. Women can feel restrained by tubes, belts, and tethers of technology, but they can also lose their freedom to act, with or without medical tethering, by their own conditioning and disconnection with their bodies.
We give birth in our bodies. We cannot "think" and plan our way through labor. We give birth in our Dynamic Feminine energy and body; which means to move intuitively, mindlessly, and unself-consciously."
So take a few moments out of your day today and move your body!
Let us know in the comments what your favorite song is or how it felt to let loose.