Sacred Dance Meditations
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|Author||: Carla Stalling Walter|
|Editor||: North Atlantic Books|
Achieve balance, connect to Spirit, and tap into the sacred power of dance with 365 daily movement meditations. Throughout human history, people all over the world have recognized dance as an age-old yet timeless connection to Spirit. In celebration, to mark moments of change, and in times of despair, dance has been used to seek the Divine, connect with the Earth, and call into being the sacred energy we each possess within ourselves. In Sacred Dance Meditations, Carla Walter, PhD, offers readers 365 dances--one for every day--rooted in traditions from around the globe. From Polynesia to Peru, each dance is different in origin and technique but connected in common purpose: as sacred conduits for hope, love, connection, community, and spirituality. Walter provides a theme each new day, drawn from mystical and spiritual principles that originate from pre-colonial religious traditions. Descriptions, video links, accessibility modifications, and invitations for deeper reflection allow the reader to engage their Spirit fully with the sacred power of dance, carrying it in their heart as they move throughout each day. Readers who want a more active style of meditative practice will discover powerful regenerative healing and a new way to awaken. Broken up day by day and month by month, Sacred Dance Meditations makes it simple and gratifying to practice each day's dance and fulfill its intended theme. Readers can begin at any "point of entry" section, and work their way throughout the year with a time commitment of just ten to twenty minutes a day. Importantly, each dance is designed to supplement any existing (or non-existent) religious or spiritual practice, allowing all to tap into the Divine through the spirit of dance.
|Author||: Iris J. Stewart|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today • The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance • Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices • Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.
|Author||: Ellen Pearlman|
|Editor||: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co|
Explores the significance and symbolism of the sacred and secular ritual dances of Tibetan Buddhism, with lavish color and rare historic photographs depicting the dances, costumes, and masks. Original.
|Author||: Amanda Williamson,Glenna Batson,Sarah Whatley,Rebecca Weber|
|Editor||: Intellect Books|
Presenting a rich mosaic of embodied contemporary narratives in spirituality and movement studies, this book explicitly studies the relationship between spirituality and the field of Somatic Movement Dance Education. It is the first scholarly text to focus on contemporary spirituality within the domain of dance and somatic movement studies. Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities brings together prominent authors and practitioners in order to elucidate how a wide range of sacred narratives/spiritualities are informing pedagogy, educational and therapeutic practice. As well as providing new insights and promoting creative/artistic awareness, this seminal text de-mystifies the spiritual/sacred and brings clarity and academic visibility to this largely uncharted and often misrepresented subject.
|Author||: Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S|
|Editor||: SkyLight Paths Publishing|
This lively, passionate approach to moving meditation offers a fresh way to embrace mindfulness. It weaves together personal stories, therapeutic insights, practical skills and opportunities for reflection and practice to provide a gateway to spiritual growth, a path to more balanced living, a healing experience and ignition for your creativity.
|Author||: Cynthia Winton-Henry|
|Editor||: SkyLight Paths Publishing|
Seize the joy and healing power of dance! Drawing from her years of experience as a dance and movement teacher, and as cofounder of the international dance organization InterPlay, Cynthia Winton-Henry helps you overcome your embarrassment or anxiety and discover in dance a place of solace and restoration, as well as an energizing spiritual force. She taps into the spirit of dancing throughout history and in many world cultures to provide detailed exercises that will help you learn to trust your body and interpret its physical and spiritual intentions. For both newcomers and seasoned movers alike, she encourages you to embrace dance as a spiritual tool to:
|Author||: Harrison Blum|
Both Buddhism and dance invite the practitioner into present-moment embodiment. The rise of Western Buddhism, sacred dance and dance/movement therapy, along with the mindfulness meditation boom, has created opportunities for Buddhism to inform dance aesthetics and for Buddhist practice to be shaped by dance. This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors—scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters—discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices.
|Author||: Natalie Southgate|
|Editor||: Hay House Audio Books|
Balance your chakras to improve your life, with the powerful 'moving meditation' of Chakradance. If you like the idea of yoga, but not the challenging poses, Chakradance is for you. If you like the idea of meditation, but find it hard to sit still for more than a few minutes, Chakradance is for you. If you know you've got old 'baggage' to release, but find 'talking therapy' too awkward for words, Chakradance is for you. We all want to achieve that wonderful state of 'well-being' in which we feel happier, healthier, more grounded, more balanced, more fully ourselves and more fully alive! With Chakradance, more and more people are finding a way to achieve this. Our chakras are our energy centers (subtle, invisible, but essential to life), that hold mind, body and spirit together. The practice of Chakradance activates, tunes and balances your chakras, to improve your life. Eastern philosophies have long known about the dynamic inter-relationship of mind, body and spirit, and the West, thanks partly to advances in the field of neuro-science, is quickly catching up ... hence the growth of yoga, of mindfulness, and a whole new world of "well-being" practices. In this book, Chakradance(TM) founder Natalie Southgate explains how this gentle yet powerful 'moving meditation' practice actually works, including examples and stories from her own life and the lives of Chakradancers all over the world. She demonstrates how working with your chakras, using music, movement and mandalas, can help you discover a deeper connection to your true authentic self, leading you to the most wonderful feeling of vibrant well-being. The book also includes links to downloadable chakra-specific music tracks and guided meditations so you can try it for yourself.
|Author||: Harrison Blum|
Both Buddhism and dance invite the practitioner into present-moment embodiment. The rise of Western Buddhism, sacred dance and dance/movement therapy, along with the mindfulness meditation boom, has created opportunities for Buddhism to inform dance aesthetics and for Buddhist practice to be shaped by dance. This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors--scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters--discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices.
|Author||: Naomi Ozaniec|
|Editor||: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company|
For anyone interested in meditation, this book introduces the theory and practice in a simple and direct manner, describing a number of different approaches and comparing its practice in the East and the West.
|Author||: Alana Fairchild,Lisa Ferrante|
Awaken your divine feminine spirit with these fun and quick techniques to nourish your soul and enhance your emotional outlook. This book includes an audio CD with five uplifting goddess dance tracks and five empowering goddess meditations to celebrate the goddess within you. Padded hardcover color book *⊂ 48 pp. *⊂ Audio CD
|Author||: Leslie Zehr|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Movement is Life-Dance our birthright. In 1986 Leslie Zehr returned to Egypt, the ancient motherland, to be fed and seeded from the Source. There she encountered the mysterious Serpent Goddess who taught her the ancient Sacred Dance. In this book, the author takes us on that archetypal journey through the Tarot to the Universal Dancer, the Gold-accessing, through the Dance, the power held in "the field." It has been 9 years since the first publication of "The Alchemy of Dance." In that time the author has had the opportunity to teach hundreds of women how to Dance the primordial Dance of the Serpent Goddess-reconnecting the sexual/spiritual aspects within themselves. The Second Revised Edition Includes: -A new chapter on Sacred Space -Larger images -More photographs -Glossary of terms Let "The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer" open the door to the mystical Dance of the Serpent Goddess.
|Author||: Aliyah Schick|
Adult coloring for relaxation, stress reduction, meditation, spiritual connection, prayer, centering, healing, and coming into your deep, true self. Ages 9 to 109. The drawings of Ancient Symbols: Meditative Coloring Book 3 feature timeless shapes and forms used by every culture on earth to remind us of the sacred. These drawings serve to inspire deeply meaningful, meditative, or prayerful experiences through coloring. Ancient and indigenous sacred images speak deeply to us, to our bones and bellies, to our cellular memory and wisdom, to our souls' yearnings. Native peoples throughout time and place see the sacred in all of life. For them, holiness IS life. Life is the manifestation of the holy in all things. Step out of the busy world and into calm and peace. Focus on an affirmation while you color, or on a wish or a prayer. Ask for understanding or wisdom. Allow expansion into more of what you are meant to be. Or simply color with an attitude of gentle, graceful willingness. This book includes 32 different original drawings, information about ancient symbols, suggestions for how to use this book, a guided meditation, introduction to the artist, and open pages inviting you to record your own impressions. Five Volumes of Meditative Coloring Books: Angels, Crosses, Ancient Symbols, Hearts, and Labyrinths.
|Author||: Jamie Sams|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
FIND YOUR SACRED PATH Widely recognized as one of the foremost teachers of Native American wisdom, Jamie Sams reveals the seven sacred paths of human spiritual development and explains how exploring each path leads to shifts in our personal relat
|Author||: J. Turner|
This book contains a series of meditations upon dance and art. It is based upon a study of world and sacred dance and provides insights into the way of the dancer.