Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
"Cognitive scientists describe creativity as fluid thought. Drawing from findings on gesture and embodied cognition, we hypothesized that the physical experience of fluidity, relative to nonfluidity, would lead to more fluid, creative thought."
Tip Nineteen: Choose one to three pieces of music that create the feelings you want for clearing and setting intentions for your poetry and dance. They can be fast or slow, whatever is needed to set the right tone for you.
When I take the time to begin my day with dance, the ideas for my writing flow like water in a stream, fluidly, smoothly onto the page. When I don't dance or at minimum go for a walk, I feel sluggish and though I can still write it feels more like a struggle to find the words I need to clearly communicate my ideas onto the page.
Your body is meant to move. Not only is it good for your health it is good for your creativity. If you are feeling stuck a great way to get unstuck is to dance. Have fun dancing and writing your poetry.
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Have you ever used movement to increase your creativity?