As many of you know, I dance the Argentine tango. Dancing of any kind is therapy for your body and your mind. And, with shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, the art of dancing has moved front and center in our culture in a positive way. Dancing can improve balance and stamina, even in frail elderly people. Plus, it’s a fun way to express yourself, while maintaining your weight and socializing with friends at the same time. When I danced with Sidney Grant, the 2011 North American Argentine Tango Champion, and Artistic Director for Ballroom Basix, we had never danced before that moment! You see, Tango is improv, just like life, you co-create as you go. Press play to watch my latest video and learn why dancing, or doing anything you love, can make you more vibrant and healthy.
Dancing to Be Felt, Not Seen: The Health Benefits of Dance
Dr. Northrup dancing with her Tango partner, Sidney B. Grant, Artistic Director of Ballroom Basix.
Hello, dear Dr. Northrup! I have been a huge fan of your wisdom and your knowledge from the first moment I can across your “Women’s Bodies, Woman’s Wisdom” book in my early thirties. It opened my eyes and explained so much of my health “issues”, which went away as soon as I addressed my heart’s desired and made some big and bold changes in my life.
One of the most amazing gifts of that journey became learning to dance Salsa (first), and then discovering Argentine Tango. Partner dance became the biggest healer and equalizer of all things that were out of balance in my life!
Its been almost 22 years since I started dancing social partner dance…and now I organize thee big tango events in Los Angeles and teach Argentine Tango for the last 18 years. I am now basically known as the Tango Evangelist, sharing the “good news” of dance with anyone and everyone.
What you said about tango dancing is 110% true and I so appreciate the fact that you give such a wonderful testimony to the transformative, healing magic that tango offers. Thank you for being such source of inspiration to so many! If ever in Los Angeles, please come out and dance with us. Blessings…Ilona Living Tango
Thank you for your sharings. I am a woman, who believes in ageless living and being.
Love your phrasing “dancing to be felt not seen”! That’s exactly what we need to hear when our dancing skills have become rusty and TV is discouragingly full of high-level dancing virtuosos in castingshows 😉
I so appreciate your work, Christiane. Your book on Menopause was particularly helpful. I wrote another post on the benefits of tango on my blog and included a link to your post. Here it is: https://rainforestmind.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/gifted-lonely-learn-the-argentine-tango/
Love this! I followed my heart when I saw some swing exercises on the ‘Biggest Loser’ so I was checking on the computer if there was anything like that on the east coast. Came across the New York School of Trapeze and in the corner saw ‘Beantown’ well I got so excited there was something close to me and immediately signed up. I was a little nervous. But did it, with a niece of mine for support. My goal was to be ‘caught’ by my trainer. I did it 🙂 at the ripe age of 59! It was a blast.
I have followed your advise on many topics, and I am so with you on “Living your best life”
We all have choices to live and dance with Life (I love that saying of yoursChristiane) and it is all so true! Choose to live in Joy, Love Life, Enjoy each day and be alive!
thank you for all the uplifting talks and Wisdom you share with so many of us, You dance the Tango Beautifully. Bravo!!
Wishing you much love and Angel Blessings.
Thank you for all of your sharing. I am going thru cancer again. When I look at all your work and view
points on so many subjects. I have hope and I know I can do this and pick what my body wants to do,
re: cancer and the choices. This time I am in charge. Thank you again.
Would have loved to see more of you and Sidney dancing! Great video, thanks ;D
I love you! Thanks for sharing your wisdom , knowledge, and experience.
I listen to you and feel the 48 year old in my 73 year young body. I have questions I do not want broad cast may I have a private email with you?
I, too, started dancing the Argentine tango in my 50’s. It’s so satisfying as an art form and exercise as well as an opportunity to feel attractive at any age. Being held in the arms of creative, sensitive, often-younger men is kinda swell, too! Thank you Christiane. I love your work. (my take on the tango: https://rainforestmind.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/you-need-the-argentine-tango/ )
I’ve been a writer since my teens, mostly poetry but later in life newsletters, all the song for a band, and a small hand booklet for people who would like to get a tattoo. I just finished a self published book titled Invoking The Spirit…at 70 years plus…. you are right it’s empowering, and I’m working on two more books for next year. I am grateful for my creative mind and that I still have it to express my experiences in life. I’m an herb specialist a philosophy major and past yoga teacher. My tour of life will not be over till I say so, but actually you are saying it and teaching even better than I am….you are a blessing, and I sell your goddess book in my small rental shop…The Herb Room.
Thanks to you for the perfect post on “Our oh so appreciated” Wayne’s moving on. You said it all from our hearts and we thank you.
I am living my” soltera’ dream of 15 years — living simply for the past five years in South America — everyday I feel like the French call of joy, fetez la vie – as I open the curtains on the new day… Celebra su vida in Spanish. Vivo la vida sencilla … totalmente.
I have learned so much here, patience, waiting, being a new immigrant here and accepting a long and often frustrating process to end with a national ID card, new travel experiences, new cooking skills, even new love for my teaching field and knowing myself better by being alone and loving it. Please know that those who follow your prescription of bliss, find it — I know it works for me.
Thanks, Dr. N. Susana
I love the Tango! My dance partner is no longer on this realm. Tango was his favorite dance and he is probably teaching the angels to dance. I still go to my favorite “watering hole” where we often would dance and still dance with whomever asks me. I am 80 years old and can still keep up with “the beat”.
I love your comment. As I was reading you I could feel your vibration of freedom, your sense of joy and joie de vivre. What a wonderful discovery. I am not sure where you live but my husband and I lived in (Cuenca )Ecuador and we loved it. Lots of expats there. I am sure we are returning but I am not sure when.
Thank you, I have used your books for years, love you video messages and loving advise. Xokath
Sharing this, as it fits perfectly with my Multi-Sensory Therapy for Mind, Body and Soul model. Keep it up Christiane! Love and light. T X
Hi Dr. Northrup,
thank you for sharing everything….. you are so ensiring to us, we need more of you. Dr. Wayne Dyer will truely be missed, and you are correct, what a way to leave.
Take good care, again thank you!.