A growing tribe of movers and shakers are discovering and unleashing their power in conscious dance, a combination of moving meditation, soul-stirring music, self-expression and sweat. Conscious dance is a non-competitive, body-based way of raising consciousness. The group identifies more than forms of conscious dance, ranging from ecstatic dance to somatic movement therapy. Commonalities include body awareness, barefoot movement, inspiring global music and minimal structure facilitated by leaders. A brief look at three of them shows how each has its own style. In St. Petersburg, Florida, 22 women have gathered to seek the bliss promised by 5Rhythms, one of the original conscious dance forms, founded by the late Gabrielle Roth.
Welcome to Conscious Dance - a sacred, guided and freestyle sunrise dance practice. Conscious Dance is an opportunity to face ourselves in a new way - right here, now. It is a tool and an art that can bring about deep connection and freedom, in a way that can transform your life. In our lives we can become stagnant, stuck or overwhelmed and we all reach a point where we need new resources to be able to move forward. Our body is an incredible resource. Our body holds every moment of our life in it's makeup. Just as a tree grows it's branches differently in different climates, our bodies are the same - contracting, blossoming, cracking and armouring throughout life's storms and joys. As you give yourself permission to trust your body's movements, magic can happen. As you move into something new, you begin to flow with life. When you come to Sacred Ground you enter a safe and sacred place.
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Growing up with Gabrielle, making music stood equally in our circle alongside making movement. Dag Danser, De Nederlandse vertaling van de 5Rhythms website is klaar! Ontdek nu in je eigen taal alles over deze bewegingsmeditatie. Nooit eerder was het zo makkelijk om informatie over 5Ritmes en Gabrielle Roth binnen bereik te hebben. Ga zitten, bekijk de website het best te zien op een groot scherm en laat je inspireren voor je danspad:. I was a bundle of nerves going onto that dance floor as I felt so vulnerable following an unexpected life changing tumultuous divorce. I was at a crossroads I had hit rock bottom and struggling with four kids. There was something missing and my walls were locked into silence to cope.
Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers, sometimes without the need to follow specific steps, abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. The effects of ecstatic dance begin with ecstasy itself, which may be experienced in differing degrees. Dancers are described as feeling connected to others, and to their own emotions. The dance serves as a form of meditation , helping people to cope with stress and to attain serenity. Ecstatic dance has been practised throughout human history, including in classical times by the maenads , followers of the wine-god Dionysus. In the ancient and widespread practice of shamanism , ecstatic dance and rhythmic drumming are used to alter consciousness in spiritual practices. Ecstatic sacred dances are known also from religious traditions around the world. Modern ecstatic dance was revived by Gabrielle Roth in the s and formalised in her 5Rhythms practice; it is now found in variants across the western world.