Summer is well and truly here and in full swing. In chinese medicine, this is represented by the Fire energy. When our Fire energy is in balance, we are very enlivened, active and outwards facing in the world. Imagine the flames of a fire dancing. The Fire energy also represents our self expression our ability to connect with others, to love and to express ourselves freely. One of the most wonderful ways to do that is through Song and dance. Our summer festivals give us plenty of opportunity to dance, but how about singing? in the shower? in the car? whilst cooking? where do you love singing?
If your energy is low and your not feeling so moved to sing and dance, then often this can be due to a depletion in the fire energy. We may have burnt out, or just not had enough fuel to nourish our soul. Singing and especially together in choirs is a great way to fuel that energy, and to bring people together, to connect and express themselves! Its also been medically proven to improve health and wellbeing!
I've been involved recently in a wonderful project which is all about connecting and nourishing that fire energy through singing. I am in the process of setting up a Wellbeing choir - a choir specifically for people to join to help with their health and wellbeing. (and no don't panic I won't be leading it - I've got a couple of fantastic professionals to do that!) And I would invite everyone to come along and join in! Its totally free, and you need no previous experience. There are no auditions, and you don't need to be able to read music. The range of music on offer is really broad, so there's always going to be a song (or few) you know (and love?!) and the emphasis really is on having fun and singing for the fun and health of it...
It starts on the 26th September, @ 7pm, at the St Michaels and All angels Church Hall, Vivian st, Windmill Hill
And if you're not in the Bristol area then why not check out your own local community choir? there are hundreds of them out there! Who knows how it might make you feel!
Author: Hannah Currant
Hannah is a Shiatsu and EFT Practitioner based in Bristol.
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