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Several months ago, my doctor suggested I try doing Zumba at home. (Zumba is a form of cardio-vascular exercise that incorporates Latin dance moves and other forms of aerobic exercise done to the beat of music.) He suggested it because I was having trouble exercising enough to lose weight that I had gained over the winter. I love to dance, so I thought, why not!
I got the DVD's for Baby Boomers...these are not as intense as the regular Zumba dances. The minute the music started I was hooked. The music is upbeat and happy. I don't see how anyone can help but move when you listen to the Latin and African Rhythms.
I have lost weight...but not all of it is body weight. My time doing Zumba also helped me spiritually. Dancing released the weight of stress that built up with my mind and soul. As that decreased, I was more open to filling with Spirit. At first, dancing was a chore of remembering steps and stayin…