Lately, I’ve been doing some exploration with ecstatic dance as an avenue to awareness and connection.
Ecstatic dance is free form style dancing that is focused on being present and aware of your current energy in order to release any ‘stuck’ patterns. It is a union of mind, body, and spirit that allows you to connect with yourself as well as with others, if you so choose. It is playful, sweaty, and can be an intense experience.
Depending on the venue and the community, you won’t only find people dancing, but you’ll also find them on the sidelines doing yoga, meditating, or simply connecting. There are two main guidelines in ecstatic dancing:
1.) There is no talking on the dance floor
2.) Respect another dancer’s space
Both of these guidelines is what makes ecstatic dancing, well, so ecstatic.