Monday, July 14, 2008
DanceMind: Hello to Everyone !!!
While Janie is away on vacation we can still do some neat things here ...
Let's talk about this matter of sleep.
You might believe that if you don't sleep you just feel 'tired.' How many of you believe that?
Well, that is farther from the truth. Tiredness is one part of it. But why is your body tired? Why is you mind scattered? What do you feel just too heavy to lift a leg?
When you sleep the body is still working!!!! Muscles are being fed with blood sugar. Your hormones are rebuilding the body. Blood reduces in your very active brain so it can rest. The blood travels all around the body to heal injuries, to strengthen things you do not even know are happening. When you DO not SLEEP, your body is not strengthened!!!
There is ONE BIG reason why you must sleep and I won't tell you that now ... Every dancer who knows is grateful to know and has noticed an improvement.
Get your sleep. If you are a teen, you need to sleep 8 - 9 hours!!! YES! This has been studied.
Your body is still changing and you are a dancer!!! You use your body more than the average guy, or girl.
So don't take my word for it. Expereince it yourself.
Go to sleep ... Then tell me how you are dancing!
next time you will here a story about how Lisa finally went to sleep!
Sanna Carapellotti, MS CCHT
mentalperformances.com for Stepping to Sleep!