Dance as a tool for life

Dance is the present moment, dance cannot happen in the past or the future and we are welcome to participate without needing permission. We are the only ones who can allow ourselves to drop into the moment and this is a great leap of faith but when we let go so much light and love is waiting that the fear dissipates, and we are free. Modern day society is riddled with anxiety, self-deception, anger, pain; you name, it the menu of emotional dilemmas are ever present for us to indulge our selves in.

The dance of life is ever changing it is in constant motion and in order for peace to occur we must create harmony within.
Wherever you may come from there were once tribal people, and these people are our ancestors. They danced the ritual dances to honour their environments. Nature was key to their survival; they danced on the earth to nourish the crop yield, they sang to the heavens to bring favourable conditions for growth and harvest. Dance brought focus to their lives, dance encouraged positive outcome, most of all dance held the community together.

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er social bonds were created and physicality was honoured, and accepted. A healthy acceptance of the body developed through these dances and rituals. Respect and trust grew to establish a deep connection not only with each other but also with their environment. The dances grounded people to the earth and yet served as a means of spiritual connection which honoured diversity as represented in nature through the fauna and wildlife, as well as the divine creator which flowed through all beings.

These roots of the past remain in the present, deep beneath our feet the blood of the Earth still co ntains the secrets of our tribal ancestors. By grounding ourselves in dance we once again awake n the spirit, the consciousness of this wisdom to help us maintain equilibrium not only with ourselves but with our environment.

Dance to know your dance.

Dance as an inner healer

Dance has been my healer and teacher since I was very young. I used to put on my favourite music and watch myself dance in the mirror. Seeing this reflection on myself helped to define and ground what I was experiencing inside.
My early childhood was very traumatic, constant ups and downs; full of physical violence, hard drugs an emotional roller coaster for a sensitive and intuitive child. My outlet for all that I witnessed , and to maintain my emotional well-being, was dance.

Dance helped me to integrate, helped to bring back my soul, I was dancing to affirm that no matter what was happening around me, I deserved to be here on this planet!

I had something to share, and this was my dance.

What I witness in emotions is movement...

The element of Water is associated with the emotions, and water represents movement. What a better way to remain fluid than to move.
Movement of the emotions is holistic...It dives, arches, hits, swirls, bends,blends, pounds and leaves you BREATHLESS...

Allowing the emotions to flow through your body is a deep cleansing, it purifies your blood and regenerates your cells, it clears blocked emotional energy stored deep in the body, called 'pain'.

When we don't fully 'feel' our emotions, they linger. When we don't fully dance our heartaches...abandonment...abuse and mistreatment, the emotions leave residue on the Spiritual, physical, emotional and mental bodies.
This is why dance is such an ancient healing tool. Ever since we had bodies to dance on this Earth, we were in some way or another connecting with Spirit, asking for healing and bringing harmony in to the community.
Dance is an excellent 'humanitarian' aid...It exemplifies social healing. Dancing amongst others, knowing you are not alone, is in itself reconnection with oneself. Releasing blocked energy though communal catharsis is a deep bonding experience, as each individual is part of the whole and the collective heals the individual and vice versa.

Participation in such activities demands momentary abandon and the more totality in the let go the higher the energy can go...

This takes time and practice, but orgasmic feelings of well-being are within everyone's reach!!

This catharsis cleans the lower Chakras, releasing repressed conditioning regarding our sexuality, security and aliveness. Screaming and stamping out our rage increases the waves of energy through the Chakra system and naturally our Kundalini energy can rise from the ashes of our negative emotions, bringing waves of joy and relaxation...