We are integral beings; moving in daily rhythms and habits using our body, mind, emotions powered by spirited - enthusiastic - energy.
Movement is natural; the force that gets us where we want, doing what we want.
Dance meditation gets the body moving aerobically - breathing increases, oxygenating blood; hormones that give us a sense of well-being circulate; joints and muscles are flexed; heart and lungs are toned. And, our outlook on life is lifted; we feel energized by dancing.
The goal of meditation is communion with the Spirited Self, and while in our body-mind we can feel this inner Spirit enlivened while dancing, as we hold positive thoughts and caring feelings for ourselves and all.
1. Dance meditation is for individual or group practice.
2. Provide enough space for moving, indoors or out.
3. Dress in comfortable clothes for bending and moving; bare feet or soft shoes such as ballet slippers or gymnastic shoes are best.
4. Have music ready to begin playing after the stretching session, using any selections that you find energizing and uplifting.
5. Wait an hour after eating before beginning.
Dance meditation is poetry in motion and when you are done your session you'll find you are invigorated for the rest of the day.
Dance Meditation Handbook
For teens and adults, illustrated with photographs and ink drawings, this is a comprehensive handbook of elements to include in dance meditations, with 6 guided lessons and an appendix of musical suggestions; a companion you won't want to be without in your practice or for teaching! 40 page ebook.
Dance meditation for kids here:
Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer