Updated: Aug 31, 2021
One of the ultimate joy bringers for me is watching live music - especially outdoors with my friends in the sun. I just love music. I especially love melancholic music. My current favourite song is called Mercury - by Sufjan Stevens. He is someone I would LOVE to see live. I adore his album Carrie and Lowell, check it out.
At the moment I am also loving dancing to Empire of the Sun songs! We are the people and walking on a dream! Recently I danced on the beach in St. Andrews with one of my beautiful friends. It is so free-ing to dance in public and just not care what people think!
Music is just magical isn’t it. When I’m sad the right song can feel like an arm around my shoulder or a big hug - I love how music makes me feel ALIVE - it connects me to my emotions like nothing else. Music is such an important part of Nia. I have never found a form of exercise with such amazing music - from all over the world. The music really enables you to connect to your emotions and this combined with the movement and stimulation of both sides of the brain is so impactful in terms of processing trauma and releasing what doesn’t belong in the body. I honestly found Nia the most therapeutic thing of all during the darkest time of my life. I play the piano, sing and write music. I used to play in bands - but at the time found the anxiety of performing a lot to deal with. I have come such a long way since then in terms of my anxiety though. I am starting guitar lessons soon too! Can’t wait!