How Well Do You Actually Know Your Body?

Danielle Acoff is a professional dancer, model, actress, and yoga instructor with a passion for holistic health. She has worked in entertainment for 12 years and uses yoga, meditation, and her love of all things movement to keep her balanced in a high-pressure industry. Keep an eye out for her articles about everything from self-care to breathing techniques. Below, she explains how "intuitive movement" can transform your relationship with your body.

What exactly does "intuitive movement" mean? To start, it might be helpful to refresh our definition of "intuitive," which means "using or based on what feels to be true even without conscious reasoning.” We all have this intuitive nature—an inner knowing—not only in life but within movement. How do we feel like moving? What type of movement is needed for that specific day? What is my body trying to tell me? These questions can be answered by turning off our minds and letting our bodies do what they like.

This intuitive movement comes through as your own personal dance. Our magical human bodies not only have muscle memory but a voice that can and will communicate to us through movement. This self-expression dance is yours and yours alone, and it's worth exploring and getting to know.