The Practice of Rage Dancing favorite_border

Yoga Girl Daily - October 16th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Self-Love, Healing, Feel-Good Friday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

If the term ‘rage dance’ wasn’t coined before, it is now!

Today’s self-care practice is a little bit wild and crazy, and maybe out of your comfort zone, but it has the potential to transform your day.

The next time you are feeling frustrated or angry, turn your music up loud and dance it out! By the end of it, you will feel calm, clear and ready to tackle the rest of your day.

Tune in to begin!


[00:44] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily, happy Friday. I'm really excited about Friday today. I'm excited about this Feel-Good Friday episode. I'm excited for the weekend. I'm sure you are, too. So, for me, it's been a good week, but it's been a long week and I'm happy the weekend is here. I'm kind of hesitant, a little nervous, pretty excited to share today's feel-good practice because what I'm going to share right now, it's a little bit out of the ordinary. It's a little bit wild and crazy, and it probably is a little bit out of your comfort zone, which might mean it's going to be amazing for you.

[01:27] Today for our feel-good practice, or anytime throughout this weekend. I want you to rage dance. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me share this, this was yesterday on Thursday. I was sharing this moment I had in the morning where I was just feeling agitated and frustrated and angry. And instead of sitting down in my peaceful meditation that I normally do in my morning routine, I cranked up the loudest music I could possibly, you know, kind of make sense of while my daughter was asleep downstairs. Chose a really intense playlist with music that just was feeling the intensity or matching the intensity I was feeling inside of my body. And then I danced it out for 20 whole minutes. Rage dancing, I don't know if it's a thing, if it has been a thing in the past, I'm coining that thing right now.

[02:15] Rage dance is a thing. So, I want you to give yourself an opportunity at some point today or this weekend to do this for yourself. The point of a rage dance is to metabolize and process any frustration or anger that you have been carrying within your body lately. So, it's basically turning that music on loud and then letting your body go totally wild with the music. So, there's no right or wrong way to do it. It's just going deep into that inner child space. Almost like you're pretending that you're having a tantrum as a three year old and then watch that tantrum become absolutely real. So you're going to jump up and down, shake your body. You can yell, you can punch a pillow, you can scream, curse. I was cursing a ton that morning, just giving yourself that opportunity for that anger to actually be processed and released through physical movement.

[03:10] It's a genius practice. It really, really, really, really, really is. Imagine if every time we felt frustrated about something, we took five minutes and we rage danced it out. I mean, I would have a different day if I had the opportunity to do that more. At the end of my rage dance, I felt so calm. So clear. I was able to release that anger from my body and I was ready to move on with the rest of my day. So, at some point this weekend, maybe the next time you feel frustrated, perhaps you're feeling frustrated right now, then this is your cue to, the moment this podcast is over go rage dance wherever you have some privacy. If not, then whenever the universe throws you a challenging moment this weekend, right? The next time you feel agitated, annoyed, you feel slighted. You feel like something isn't working out the way it's supposed to, just turn that music on and dance that frustration out.

[04:01] You're going to feel so good at the end of it. And it really is a wonderful practice to burn through whatever anger is lingering inside. I hope you have a fantastic time. I kind of had this feeling like how cool would it be if we could share a little video snippets with each other of all of us rage dancing this weekend, I don't think that's going to happen cause it's looking, it's going to look crazy and totally insane, but just enjoy this practice. Give yourself this resource of moving through those heavy, intense emotions. You'll be so glad you did. Thank you so much for tuning in with me today. Yoga Girl Daily will be back on Monday.

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