Dance as a Spiritual Practice

leslie zehr

Spiritual DanceMovement is life. It is when we are in an active phase, moving, creating, that we feel most alive. Movement allows us to experience through our bodies, rather than through our minds. Dance is a form of movement, one that is creative and one that very much affects us not only on the physical and emotional level but also the spiritual level.

Generally people are passionate about dance; they either love it or hate it. Which end of the scale a person falls on is generally due to their past experiences with dance. In most people’s minds dance is a performance. If a person feels, or has been told they perform well then they love it. If not it becomes something they want to avoid at all costs.

Not only does dance make us feel alive but it has been implicated in our survival though the ages. Research has shown…

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