“Of all the species living on earth, only human beings can dance, and that too in rhythm and supported by music. Dancing is like opening of a flower bud.”
We have forgotten the natural dance; but every blade of grass is dancing, trees are swaying with the wind and the child moving his legs and arms in his cot is dancing – rejoicing on his attaining freedom from his mother’s womb! Dance as a spiritual practice has always been used by the mystics. In India, dance evolved happened From Lord Shiva Himself. His along with His consort laid down the science of dancing. From poses (mudras) to taal (rhythm), various compositions were made by this dynamic duo. We have this great legacy of temple dance to dance of devotees who simply follow the beat of their hearts and just move about because energies are moving in them. A child-like innocence is required to explore this method of meditation. Dance can be vulgar and cheap but it can also be divine. So, it is not which kind of dance you do, but how you do it.
Anandmurti Gurumaa has given a beautiful method of dance. Well, man has become so methodical that even for dance, a method is required which can open up the knots, relax the person totally and allow him to melt into the dance. And then a stage comes when there is no dancer – only the dance!