Dance Movement Therapy by Indu Venugopal


I was always fascinated about how different music can affect people so differently. I use a variety of music in my training sessions and many times take requests from the clients so everyone feels involved in the class and are able to express themselves. Even clients with limited mobility are able to express themselves through their own energy levels when the music is of their choice

Body communicate man’s deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions much better than words. The mind is capable of fabricating the past and dreaming up the future, but it is your body that will tell you what is actually happening with you. Your mind is not restricted to the brain; it is in the entire body and the area that surrounds your body, the etheric body. When you move with awareness you come in contact with your entire self. And when you are ready to open up in terms of physical movements there is a lot that moves emotionally, mentally and energy wise. Dance or movement therapy is a psycho-therapeutic tool used to help you connect with your body and in the process, work on your relationships, belief systems, rigidities, inhibitions or any other issues you are struggling with. Movement therapy helps you to see yourself in a disassociated state which makes it easier to see your issues and deal with it in a detached way.

The movements  are guided initially and then gradually weaned off.  During the sharing session,  clients are encouraged to speak what comes up to their mind or what they felt. They are allowed to express emotions through different mediums of their choice.

My take away from movement therapy, is the ability to stay calm, truly being in the moment and compassion.Take more chances, dance more dances.

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