Spectators of dance experience kinesthetic empathy when, even while sitting still, they feel they are participating in the movements they observe, and experience related feelings and ideas. As dance scholar Ann Daly has argued:
‘Dance, although it has a visual component, is fundamentally a kinesthetic art whose apperception is grounded not just in the eye but in the entire body.' (Ann Daly 2002).
Spectators can ‘internally simulate’ movement sensations of ‘speed, effort, and changing body configuration’ (Hagendoorn 2004).
When watching hummingbirds, you can fill their lightness, their quickness, their speed and their spirit. The hummingbird, as a spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the hummingbird as a totem are invited to enjoy the sweetness of life, lift up negativity wherever it creeps in and express love more fully in their daily endeavors. This fascinating bird is capable of the most amazing feats despite its small size, such as traveling great distances or being able to fly backwards.
Watch these creatures dance. Witnessing them will stimulate you to engage in, to perceive the rhythm of it as though it was in your own body. They are master choreographer.
Enjoy your kinesthetic dance.