Expressive Movements allow one to put the body in motion in order to still the mind. When we communicate our passion with authentic movement, we connect closer to our true selves and pave the way for those around us to follow along.
Expressive movement practices provide a healthy outlet to express the divine spirit that dwells within all of us.
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Dancing the 5 Rhythms is a practice – a dynamic way to both work out and meditate in the same breath. The practice of the 5 rhythms is said by Gabrielle Roth to put the body in motion in order to still the mind. The 5 rhythms (in order) are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. This dance is a creative, free-form movement practice that increases awareness. It is a safe space where we can explore ourselves: bodies, emotions, minds, and hearts.
Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space. Although some of these isolations appear superficially similar to the isolations used in jazz ballet, they are sometimes driven differently and have a different feeling or emphasis. Many belly dancing moves involve isolations, which improves flexibility of the torso. New belly dancers often report a positive change in their relationship with the body and spirit.