Principles of the ROM Dance®
Focus on these seven principles as you practice the ROM Dance®. They are based in the mind/body principles of Tai Chi. Practice them any time in any situation to help feel more alive, more relaxed and more centered.
- Attention to the Present
Life is happening right now…the power is now, the love is now. This is a precious moment.
Focus on what is happening here and now; feel into your hands feet and head; look, listen.
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
Naturally — like animals and children breathe
Breathe in–your belly seems to fill up; breathe out- -it seems to empty.
- Postural Alignment
Keep your head erect, spine comfortably aligned, shoulders relaxed
Check in with your whole body; release any tension and allow your bones to hang relaxed.
- Awareness of Movement
Pay attention to how your body feels as you move
Notice changes within your body during exercise. Move in your pain free range.
- Slow Movement
Simply move more slowly than normal
Enhances your awareness of movement, and is both relaxing and strengthening.
- Relaxed Movement
Avoid forcing or straining
Use minimal effort; when you are relaxed, your hands may feel heavy or warm.
Your body responds to every thought and feeling
“Feel” the soothing, nurturing, and healing energy invoked by the verse.