Boogie Your Woogie to the Beat of Life
I devised the woogie-boogie to work as many muscles as possible, while glued to my mattress after a stroke. It helped me to awaken my system, revitalize my senses and get my body back into action. I still move to the groove because it's fun and it exercises my mind and my body.
You can make these moves on your back, on your butt or on your toes - there's more than one way to work out. Turn on some music, start at your toes and dance your way on up to your ears. Wiggle your toes to the rhythm, curling them in and stretching them out. Then draw your ankles in circles and flow up to flex your knees.
Tighten, then loosen your calves, your thigh muscles and shimmey on up to a hippy-hippy shake. Breathe in as you tighten and out as you relax. Imagine yourself as an old-time fan dancer and grind a little pepper in your shaker. Squeeze your buttocks one at a time, back and forth, to pass the pepper. Do a little belly dancing, tightening and relaxing your abdominal muscles in time to the music. Put a little sway in your back, sashay your shoulders, tilt your head from side to side and back to front, bopping gently to the beat.
C'mon, y'all - do the locomotion with me. Put a little boogie in your woogie and you’ll find your body responds, stimulating your organs to better function and crowding stress off the dance floor. Let your bedroom be your ballroom – come alive and restore your body’s natural rhythm. Sing your heart out while you dance and get your heart and lungs in tune. Smile while you strut your stuff – it’ll perk you up, spark positive brain activity and your body will share the joy.