22 Mar Music to move your body and mind
The tunes of Ecstatic Awakening Dance™
First you hear it but then you feel it. That’s when the true power of music takes hold.
Music is entwined in the fabric of every culture across the globe. Long before mp3s, radio and record players, it was already an integral part of society, binding communities together. You can still see this today, from the drum beats of the healing ceremonies of Ghana’s Ashanti to celebratory songs of Morocco’s Gnauoa as they honour Nature’s gifts.
The music of Ecstatic Awakening Dance™
While many of the world’s tribes continue to live with music and dance at the heart of their communities, these age-old traditions have been lost across large swathes of modern society. And with it has gone our connection to each other and the universal energy that flows through all life.
Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ revives the ancient power of music to help those wanting to reconnect with themselves, with community and with the universe. Through free form movement, participants are able to release pent-up emotion and find a new kind of tribe, where they will not be judged.
In a safe, sacred space, individuals from all walks of life come together to experience the very personal journey that Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ takes them on. The music we play to get their bodies moving to their own natural rhythms is a key part of this experience.
At the School of Ecstatic Movement, we use polyrhythmic music to take people on a journey through their inner landscapes. The emotions and experiences this music invokes are different for each participant, as each person relates to the music in their own way.
Searching for the beat
When you attend an Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ retreat you won’t be asked to follow set movements or dance to choreographed songs. Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is all about moving freely and giving yourself permission to just let go.
To this end, the music we select is not anything you will find in the charts. It isn’t so-called mainstream music. Instead, we spend weeks searching for tunes that speak to us and which we hope will speak to you too. Music to uplift, inspire and energise. Music to invoke a sense of release and to enable you to access a whole range of emotional states.
As these beats unfold in our sacred space, some participants may feel long-buried emotions rise to the surface but are able to release them, safe in the knowledge that they are surrounded by love and support. Unburdened, participants often find that the music transports them to a state of sheer joy and bliss.
The music of Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ does more than move your body to dance; it moves your spirit too.
Let the music guide you. Learn more about Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ at the School of Ecstatic Movement here.