WE RECEIVED the following note from a woman named Tufia Bair about a method to raise your mood that is practically guaranteed to be a peak experience every time:
WAS working out at the club and looked up at the track. I noticed this
slender, fit, tall lady. She was moving totally different from the
others who were running or walking. She was smiling and appearing very
much at peace with herself. She moved with a lithesomeness and grace.
She was wearing her earphones and it appeared she was playing very fine music which she was moving to accordingly.
watched her for about a year before I asked her what she was doing. She
told me and gave me her name at the same time; and she asked me if I
was interested and would I like to learn. Her name, Klassy, fit her
perfectly. She originated this movement herself called "walkdancing."
I told her I wanted very much to be a part of what she was doing.
the following Monday we met at the club and went to the track. She had
brought with her an extra earphone set so we could both listen to the
music as we moved along together.
was not concerned about what people might be saying and thinking. I was
so tuned into the music and following her steps. It did not take me
long at all to start stepping in to my own style.
is a let go and have fun type of experience. I was living my dream in
being and feeling alive and free through the reality of self-expression.
I felt as if I was moving in celebration of my life and self. Life is
If you're interested in raising your mood this way, you can learn more about walkdancing here: WalkDance.com.
For specific instructions about how to do it, check this out: How to WalkDance.
songs you choose for walkdancing have to be within a certain range. If
the beat is too fast, you can't keep up and if it's too slow it's not as
much fun. And ideally, you would choose songs that have a positive
message, so you can not only "get into" the beat, but get into the song
itself (which makes peak experiences more likely). Here is a list of
songs that fit all the criteria: Great Songs For WalkDancing.