What is Chakradance?
Chakradance is a dance practice for body and soul. It’s a powerful experience that will free and energize you. It combines spontaneous dance, guided imagery and music to promote that wonderful state of calm vitality known as “well- being”. The music is the key, as it resonates deeply with each in turn of the seven major chakras – the energy centers that integrate and regulate our physical, mental and emotional energies. Many who have experienced it claim it has transformed their lives for the better; others, simply that they enjoyed it immensely.
Chakradance is almost like entering into a waking dream. Specifically selected and composed music and specially tailored visualizations help you tap into your inner world. You close your eyes and surrender to the music. From there the process involves letting your movements emerge spontaneously. As the music's vibrations affect you, you may see images in your mind's-eye, recall memories or gain insights related to each chakra. You may feel emotions or physical sensations.
How is it different from a typical dance class?
It's not about steps or performance. You dance with your eyes closed in a dimly lit room. It's more like an inner journey through a dynamic, moving meditation. It is completely about freedom of expression. There is no right way to Chakradance because everyone has his or her own rhythm and movement. With its roots in Jungian psychology, Chakradance encourages people to dance for self-discovery and self-healing and the special music and guided visualizations enhance this process.
What is the main attraction?
The best thing is that you don't have to follow a set routine to feel the benefits. You just let the music move you. People from all ages (16-90) can participate. Some are attracted because it's fun and set to great music. Some because it can be an energetic and others because it can lead to a spiritual awakening. Most people love it because it provides a haven away from their stressed everyday lives, and a rare opportunity to find true freedom of expression.
What are the benefits of Chakradance?
The most obvious physical benefit is that it can boost your fitness level if you choose. Depending on how much you move, it can be a cardio workout that gets you moving from head to toe and gets your heart pumping & releasing endorphins making you feel great.
For those looking for a more spiritual connection, each workshop is designed to focus on a different chakra. There are seven main chakras or energy centers which may be under or over active. Balancing them leads to many benefits, including better relationships, improved confidence and self-esteem, better emotional health, enhanced creativity and heightened inspiration and clarity. By far the best reported benefit from students is the absolute freedom to be yourself.
Can it really help improve overall health and wellbeing?
Yes, absolutely. It is unique because it's a cross between dynamic meditation and dance. It requires you to participate physically, emotionally, intellectually AND spiritually. It is extremely therapeutic, although not in an analytical way, meaning you don't think your way through it. The key to its healing power is the experience itself. Not only is it a new physical activity, Chakradance truly integrates body and soul.
How does the music help balance a person’s chakras?
Each of the seven main chakras vibrates at its own frequency. Music is able to balance the chakras by using the sound vibrations to tune each energy center. The music is modern dance music with specific musical tones that resonate with the chakras. Interwoven with the music are the pure tones of crystal bowls sourced from across the globe, that release a vibrational sound field that is an essential ingredient of each dance.
Chakradance music has a lasting effect. The vibrations continue to pulse outward into our energy field long after the sounds have stopped playing. The more we experience these healing sounds, the greater and more long-lasting the effect. When the music is combined with spontaneous dance, the healing effect is magnified.
How often would someone need to CHAKRADANCE for and for how long, to achieve the full benefits?
It's possible to Chakradance for as little as 15 minutes a day to feel the benefits. Most people get hooked after their first time. I offer Introductory classes, 2-3-hour workshops and full weekend retreats. A 7-8 week series is also coming soon.
The more regularly you dance, the better - and - each time you Chakradance, your experience can be quite different. Try a class today.
If you have a group or facility where you'd like to have a Chakradance class or workshop, get in touch with me and lets plan something today.