I mentioned in a previous post that I was in Beijing for work (and that it was a bit of an adventure getting there), what I didn't talk about where the long days, the air pollution getting to my chest, the many hours sitting down in the same position taking appointment after appointment.
As a Nia dancer, didn't I have the means to heal myself? I only needed some space and music, both of which I did have.
But it wouldn't have been right to take care of just myself, so I told other ladies that were attending the same event about Nia, and they were curious to know more. One morning, I held and mini Nia class; we only danced to 4 tracks but I made sure to include a warm-up and a cool-down.
The next day we were far too busy socialising in the evening but the day after that, I gave another class in my room, this time longer, moving the furniture around to accommodate more people.
It was such a lovely experience, and we all got so much out of it that I was asked to give a class next year, during the same event, but using the hotel's gym so as many people as possible could benefit.
The body wants what it wants; to be healthy, comfortable, loose, and safe, and after a hard day's work, even as we think we are so tired that we can't face moving a finger, there is nothing like dancing to great music doing some self-healing.
No strain, no pain, but all the gain a body that is taken care of can get.