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Letting go of what’s holding you back   The last time they had come together this way was in mourning. The release of shared pain had torn through each of them as their bodies swayed and arched to the beat. They were filled with emotion again today. Except this time it was sheer joy which drove the rhythmic movement of their bodies to bliss, as they welcomed new life to their fold. A scene like this would not be out of place a thousand years ago, a hundred years ago or even today. Every culture and indigenous tribe on this planet has a...

Reaching out to find a community reaching back   Do you belong? Beyond your nationality, your vocation, your family ties. Right now, in this very moment, do you feel a part of something greater? Experiencing a deeper sense of connection can often feel impossibly out of reach. Our daily lives are busy, increasingly filled with the chatter of communication that is a poor imitation of true connection. A day speeds by with no time for mindfulness, then a week, a month, years with no time to spare to pause and nurture what binds us all together: community. In the space created by Ecstatic Awakening...

Tapping into your body’s natural rhythm through dance   She twirled and darted, skipped and leapt, legs and arms akimbo, a floppy, beautiful mess. Why? No reason. No-one judged her. No-one laughed. Quite the contrary, they smiled and cooed. After all, she was just doing what children do. This freedom of movement is something most of us find a joy to watch in children. Yet somewhere along the road from innocence to adulthood, we lose that freedom or it is taken from us. Our bodies stiffen, our movements increasingly learned and constrained by expectations. And not just when we sit behind a desk...