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Heart Rhythms Ecstatic Awakening Dance

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Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is an energy experience designed to:
• Release stress and energize the body;
• Free you from emotional baggage by moving stuck energy;
• Transcend the chatter of small mind and bring you into the Presence of Now;
• Awaken your heart to self-acceptance and self-love;


1: PREPARATION
This is the WARM-UP (approx. 15-20 minutes) – a gentle awakening of the body parts using breath, awareness, movement and music. We start at the soles of the feet and work our way up to the crown of the head.
Every part of the body tells a story and in this warm-up, we allow fluid movements and rhythmical breath to prepare us physically and mentally for the next phase of the class.

2. AWAKENING LIFE-FORCE:
This is the SHAKE (15 minutes) – this is perhaps the most important stage as it ignites the life-force for the transformative process to begin. Here we allow the body to shake and tremble all over.
With eyes closed and breath deep and relaxed, the shake is based on Osho’s Kundalini Meditation.
It also has its roots in an ancient form of Chi Kung that uses shaking to open blocked energy-meridians. Its purpose is to shake off stress and tension and to awaken our life-force which is often “sleepy”. The effect is refreshing, energizing and balancing.
It is also a preparation on physical, emotional and mental levels for the deeper let-go of the next stage.

3: LET-GO
This is the main part of the method THE DANCE (approx. 45 mins) and is done with the eyes closed. You really can dance as if no-one is watching because nobody is! In this phase, we are ready to go deeper and to surrender to the dance.

We ignite the letting-go process with a simple Breathing technique called the Breath of Fire to oxygenate the body and brain so that we are fully energized, switch off the rational “everyday” thinking mind and facilitate a “whole-brain” activity which means we access deeper levels of being through the dance. The repetitive rhythms of the breath and the music also enhance synchronized brain activity so that we can experience expanded states of consciousness.

The more you can let go and surrender to the dance the more the ego will get out of the way and the dance will dance through you. If we allow ourselves to enter into the process fully and let go into the dance, it gives our bodies the chance to experience and express whatever it needs to move on in that moment.

What this means:
• Stuck physical energy and emotions can surface easily to be safely released;
• Relief from everyday worries and the general chatter of the mind;
• Clarity of thinking from a higher perspective;
• Internal visions, insights and inspirations that can help us move forwards in our lives;
• A sense of self-empowerment;
• A sense of calm, peace, joy and bliss;

4: STILLNESS
This is the complete STOP! – when the music stops, so does the dance and you simply drop to the ground in silence and stillness to allow the integration of energies and a deep relaxation.

5: GROUNDING
We complete the process with a simple guided visualization to ground ourselves and come back to our everyday lives in a place of peace, clarity and self-love.

MEDITATION:
This method is an ACTIVE MEDITATION – this means that throughout the stages, the emphasis is on “awareness” or “developing the witness”. Ultimately, this is a meditation method using movement, music and breath to go beyond “small mind” or ego. When participated in regularly, the Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is a powerful tool for personal transformation. Active Meditations were originally created by the spiritual master Osho who believed that the Western mind was more able to meditate when the body-mind system was cleared of stuck energy and emotions. If you really want the benefits of meditation without having to sit for hours in stillness, this is the method for you!

Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ (formerly known as Ecstatic Trance Dance) is a method that was developed in 1996 by Amoda Maa Jeevan. Her book "Moving into ecstasy" released in 2001 by Thorsons, was heralded as “the most definitive and comprehensive guide to Trance-Dance”. Her method has since then grown in popularity and status and now has over 40 teachers across the UK and in Europe. Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is a time-tested powerful, fun, transformational process that can break the spell of separation and re-connect us to a natural state of Ecstasy.

Through music, movement and breath we nourish and revitalise, releasing endorphins (the feel-good brain chemicals!), flushing out toxins, stuck energy and emotions. Feet pounding, heart drumming, blood pulsing, feeling the rhythm of our bodies, opening to the infinite source of energy and vitality that is available when we surrender to the flow.

No experience or fitness necessary, just an open heart and a desire to have fun and let yourself go. No steps to learn, no partner dancing, move however you want, always at your own pace.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. A drug, shoe and alcohol-free space. The class runs for approximately 1hr 45 mins. Doors open 7.15pm, class starts 7.30pm prompt.

Guided by Helen Scholes –Counsellor and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher with over 15 years’ experience of creating safe, welcoming, inclusive spaces for groups.


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