Do you have butterflies in your stomach or a sluggish liver?
Calm them down or wake them up with Organ Dancing, a movement system of exercise that massages, tones and invigorates every organ and system in your body.
Most of us can name off many of what we call the 13 "major" organs— heart, lung, kidney, stomach, liver, skin, large and small intestines, spleen and pancreas. They may be the best known organs but they all function within a complex, and sometimes mysterious, interdependence with other lesser known organs and body systems.
For example, did you know that bone is an organ? Part of the endoskeleton, bones, we've always been told, are there to protect our internal organs. Yet bones themselves are considered to be rigid organs.
By some estimates the human body has a total of 78 organs, and all of them depend on the other, and work together, to keep your body alive and active.
Organ Dance is a system of movement designed to get the Qi flowing throughout all your body's systems, positively affecting each and every organ, including your brain.
They call it organ "dancing" because, using your consciousness, you can move your internal organs energetically, as if they were dancing.
If you do Organ Dancing until your body gets warm and starts sweating, your internal organs and whole body will start to circulate energy that helps unblock stagnated Qi. "Toxins will leave and new energy will enter," says Byuk Woon, Head Trainer at Sedona Mago Retreat Center."Therefore, your body will be cleansed and detoxed. Fat melts (burns) away when your body generates heat while your muscles become more developed and refined."
When both body fluids like blood and lymph and Qi energy circulate well, your whole body becomes purified and healthy, making it easier to lose weight and have cleaner, leaner muscles and body tissue including your organs.
So, even without a detox diet regimen, through organ dancing, you can cleanse and lose weight at the same time. Results will be phenomenal if you practice organ dancing for 100 days or more, says Byuk Woon.
Organ Dancing can strengthen our internal organs the way weight training strengthens our muscles. Just like you can move your muscles the way you want, with practice, you can do the same with your organs.
"It's easy to understand if you think of your organs as very soft muscles without bones," Byuk Woon explains. But the benefits of Organ Dancing go far beyond weight loss, better digestion and detoxification.
When your physical body is in motion, your entire energy body moves with it. Your body, mind and even the environment you occupy all benefit from the movement.
All you need to do to get your organs dancing is to visualize whichever organs you want to clear and cleanse while you are moving.
Here are the Organ Dance steps you can take to give your organs a fun, easy and effective detox.
Organ Dance Step-by-Step
Begin by selecting three to four of your favorite dance tunes; songs that you can't help but dance to. Play them in the order that makes you feel good.
Pick a position you like—sitting, lying or standing.
To get the optimal experience from an Organ Dance, it is suggested that you perform the dance, for 20 minutes each, from every position—lying down, then sitting up, then standing.
Step 1: Deep Abdominal Breathing
Take several deep breaths to connect with Mother Earth. (If you are indoors, just imagine sky and earth in your mind.)
Bring your awareness to the sky, then the ground. Be aware of your energy body and that of your surroundings. Set an intention that through this Organ Dance party you will become a more awake and free vessel to develop and share your gifts in this world.
Step 2: Pick Your Dance Partner
You are the one who leads the dance, so you may dance with whichever organ you choose, in any order you wish.
For example, start with a focus on your intestines. Shake, stretch, rotate, bend from side to side or twist. ANY movement or position* is okay, just so long as you move your body in ways that stimulate your intestines. Keep breathing as you move so that you feel happy and alive and send plenty of oxygen to your organs.
Step 3: Change Partners
After a few minutes, move on to another organ. Give each and every one of your internal organs a chance on the dance floor. Be sure to include your brain as well, which is considered an internal organ in Eastern traditions.
Again, your dance can look like anything. Allow your body to be guided by the way your organs feel during the dance.
Step 4: All Together Now
After you've danced with all the organs you wanted to exercise, call everybody onto the floor. Just let yourself move in free form and let go of any sense of order, right or wrong. Just keep moving.
By the last song, imagine your entire body, inside and out, are all dancing together in your organs' own unique ways, grounded in the essence of time and joyful in the bliss of being alive and breathing in this very moment.
Step 5: Wind Down
When the last song is over, lie down and feel your body awakened in each and every precious organ and crevice of your body.
Feel the increased blood, oxygen and energy circulation in your organs, and feel your energy transformed as you are grounded with heightened awareness in your body and anchored at your lower dahnjon.
As you complete your Organ Dance steps, imagine all your sincere efforts to live your fullest expression coming to fruition, seen in the eyes and felt in the hearts and lives of those around you!
The greatest benefit from this exercise comes when you are fully focused on your organs as you practice organ dancing. It is your focus on your inner organs, your full attention, that activates your inner healing power.
* Avoid any movements that cause pain in any organ or body part. Be gentle with your body and organs with this dance, and gradually build energy to move in ways you previously weren't able to without feeling pain.