Cost: €5 for Active Meditation Meet Up Members
Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains.
The meditation has three stages, lasting a total of 65 minutes.
First Stage: 40 minutes dancing
Second stage: Lying Down 20 minutes
Third Stage: 5 minutes of soft breathing out music to come back here
When you do this dancing meditation, you release a tremendous amount of tension, and creative insights arise. Tension is simply trapped energy. The wild and free movement of the dance is a great way to set this energy free and get it moving. Feeling free in your body allows your mind to expand, your heart to open, and your spirit to soar. Then, when you lie still immediately after dancing, your gross level of activity—the body—is stopped, and the energy you have released travels inward to the subtler layers of your being. This technique allows the dynamism of the dance to move to your roots, to the very core of your being, liberating great feelings of joy and positivity.
Wear comfortable clothes for movement. Yogi tea and cookies on the house!
When you come across a dancer – a REAL dancer, not a performer — then you will see that he is not dancing but something of the beyond is dancing in him. He is totally with it.
It is said about the great Nijinsky that there were moments when he took such a high leap that was physically impossible for a human. Gravitation does not allow that high a leap. He was asked again and again, ‘How do you do it?’ and he would say, ‘I am as surprised as you are. I cannot MANAGE to do it. When I try to manage it never happens, I fall short. But when I am in the dance and completely lost, when I am not, only the dance is, then it happens. Gravity loses its force and I become weightless. I feel I am being pulled upwards, not downwards.’
This pull upwards is known in yoga as levitation. It happens in meditation too. Nijinsky was unknowingly moving into deep meditation. The dance was so total that he became a meditator and levitation happened.” OSHO