Movement As A Meditation: The Journey Within.

Hey this looks like an awesome place to dance! http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/

Hey this looks like an awesome place to dance! http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/

The dance was a journey that we all enjoyed, the small group of seasoned dancers all expressing their delight at the opportunity to let loose in any way they choose. It’s a kind of moving meditation where you are letting your body respond to the soundscape, moving through different scenes as the music takes you on a journey into the self. It isn’t so often that we get much space to move around when dancing out in the world, and there are usually people watching which changes the experience.

ecstaticdancerTo dance in a darkened space with very soft lighting, everyone is focused on their own flow of movement so each person is dancing as if nobody is watching. There is a sense of freedom in this process which carries the seeds of great joy as energy flows more freely through the systems of these organic moving figures. They have the chance to let go, to transform whatever it is in them that needs to move.

I am feeling enormous gratitude and a lot of excitement at the possibilities that are opening up for my shared future with my Beloved. We can work together and play together and generally have a good time while helping to birth the new age of humanity, who said that change couldn’t be fun!

And that my friends is all I have to say at the moment, there is much to think upon. I never get tired of this quote from Gabrielle Roth:

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes………..The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving us through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.”

Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth, Nataraj Publ., Novato, CA, 1989.

 

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4 responses to “Movement As A Meditation: The Journey Within.

  1. Love 5 Rhythms! Such a wonderful way to let go and have fun.

  2. I thought you might like to know about The Healing Dance Network

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/healingdance/

    The Healing Dance Network: a web between the various healing dance studies, theories, practitioners and proponents through which to find, share and expand the study of healing through dance.

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