The Yoga of Dance
Shakti Dance is taught in 8 phases, and through those phases the development awakens different areas of our being.
Shakti Dance is taught in 8 phases, and through those phases the development awakens different areas of our being. Physical, mental, emotional levels are all participating in the journey within Shakti Dance, and awareness of the meridians, nadis, chakras, elements and bandhas is fundamental within the practice of Shakti Dance. As the macrocosm is created out of elements which can be explained and comprehended through Yogic understanding, so can our movement and application of movement, mind, mantra, breath, intention and will power, and through different themes of understanding, the science of Yoga becomes embodied in a flowing and creative experience of Life Force and Gratitude.
Kundalini Yoga is the foundational touchstone for Shakti Dance, though as a form Shakti Dance is eclectic in range, and incorporates elements from other streams of Yogic application as well as Eastern and Western dance styles.
It is not necessary to have a background in Yoga to practice Shakti Dance, but Yogis often find it complementary to their practice, and the streams continue to nourish each other in the evolving creative flow which is Shakti Dance. Shakti Dance also provides an insight into Yoga at a physical level and also at a theoretical level.