Favorite quote

Let the beauty you love, be what you do
- Jelaluddin Rumi (13th C. Persian poet)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lessons in ancient art of belly dance

The arts ~ and, I believe, dance in particular which utilizes the body as the instrument of art ~ encourage vision, hope and imagination -- all of which foster relaxation as well as a pathway to the healing process...The arts enable us to discover the magic in our creative potential and manifest it to the fullest potential.
Lessons in belly dance, handed down from generation to generation dating back to antiquity, celebrate the Feminine Divine and facilitate remembering & loving our whole being.  
The dance "demands" moving into the body ~ that is, *out* of the head into the body ~ since sometimes the head isn't the best place to be ;-)
Our society is so fast-paced and cerebral, caught up in computers and cell phones etc., I belive IT IS TIME to rejuvenate the body/heart/mind connection and rekindle the sacred fires within.  
The dance reaches out to those of us who may have lost touch with the internal flame of creativity and femininity.  The expression of our femininity is not just how we look on the outside but how we feel on the inside....
I find dancing facilitates remembering and celebrating our unique essence and personal presence.  Furthermore, it develops unique self expression, and heightened self esteem.  Read more  ...       

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