Nia Dance–Your Way to Health

Guest Blog: Allison Brooks went to the University of Mississippi and earned her degree in biomedical anthropology. She is currently studying in the field to finish an ethnography on the effects of biomedicalization on Bolivian cultures.

Nia Dance, short for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a new “dance” to reconnect with nature and the body. Most think that spending the nights outdoors, following naturopathic medicine, and eating all natural foods is the only way to become one with nature, but Nia Dance is offering a new perspective. The movements are inspired by everyday interactions in nature and reflect even the simplest bodily actions. Many state that Nia Dance allows one to “dance through life” and stop sleepwalking through their waking-life.

Nia Dance is unlike any dance. While must dances like Zumba, Salsa, or Dance Revolution, inspire people to get up and move, Nia actually makes the dancer connect with the body, mind, and spirit. It draws for the movements of nature, the body, martial arts, and healing arts to […]