Dance not to impress
Dance to express
Dance for no one but you
In the dance sometimes
The dance begins to lead the way
But know you choose the way.
Choose to pause between the steps
When you need to balance the self
To dance again from the center of your being.
You are the dance, the dance is in you
But you must abide
By the truth of your being
If you dance without your soul
Or if you dance without your spirit
You feel empty as you are not there.
Then you are not true to your purpose
To express the way of your being.
So tune in to authenticity.
There may be many distractions
Along the way of dancers dancing
Different dances for different reasons
Every life has its own purpose
Whats relevant to stay truly aligned
To dance in harmony with your being.
I came across two images yesterday
One of a fluffy floating cloud
With the surreal image of rootedness
The cloud signifying the leaves of a tree
Changing with the seasons of nature
Fleeting by with no barriers
The other of a caged cloud
So very profound
Two pieces of sky before me
Making me feel so very different
One made my heart sing in joy
To sense the lightness of being
The other although dense
Made me hope and believe
For a moving cloud cannot be caged
Yet the fact remains, freedom matters
Most to life and living
Life cannot be reigned
For life is meant to flow
Who you are becoming
Has much to do with
Who you are being with.
You are bit of all
In between the Influences
And betwixt the Confluences
Of all the people you meet & interact.
You create yourself
Carving patterns of your life
With these experiences.
Negate not those who teach you
For learning comes
From all quarters.
Think of your circle of life
Pay heed to your circle
Keep it healthy & contribute with grace
Watch it closely and imbibe the good.
Make amends if needed
Rally in strength & power of the circle.
Understand your space in the circle
Choose you circle well!
A humble dedication on Father’s Day
‘Thank you Dad for sharing with me this ‘Magic of Dance’
Learning to dance is indeed a labor of love and I cherish every moment . How privileged are we to share this indescribable Magic of Dance.
Hoping to continue to take this beautiful art of Dance to empower more and more people to sense and love the beauty of every movement in the moments called Life.
Happy Fathers Day! God Bless Dads!
This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection… with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic sensed in our hearts which evokes poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it.
Moving in circles
The power of the circle is encapsulated in the very formation of pattern, speaking of integrity that is rooted to the center. Movements matter much more than we know or imagine…
In the energy of creation of a circle there is a changing movement is constant continuous and consistent yet structured in a pattern.
There is great learning in the flow that is enhanced in creating a deeply meditative motion steeped in dedication leads to the development of patience and perseverance. For circles are both complete and yet connected. In the strength of the circle and its reiteration lies the art of self-development.
In its spiralling form, there is inclusivity and expansivity.
In its cohesiveness is its stability and rootedness to its core.
In the evolution of the Circle is a collection of energy altering dimensions in space. This shift creates changes that can be felt and directed toward greater causes.
There is a depth of artistry and scientific understanding in exploring the potential in the circular formations.
Art by Savvy Raj
There is a spiritual connection in the drawing of mandala art or the whirling dervishes that awakens the inward journeys.
Every movement has a reason to be…
In the revolving universe the circular motion creates vortices, evokes energies that is altered in space dimensions and balanced in the flow.
There are many internal healing practices interconnecting and integrating the circulation of the breath and movement from yoga to martial arts that can awaken the dormant energy and bring it into a higher plane of consciousness, in the depth of awareness.
The strength of the circle
is in the fluidity of form as well as the stability of the structure.
In a circle is flexibility of flow
In a circle is the continuity of connection
In a circle is an integration complete and whole.
The understanding of the power of circle manifests with the awakening of the wisdom of change and of change is the eternal constant.
In knowing there is no change at all in the within and the without. All is in a flow in the river of time. Every life connects to everyone else.
All is in the alignment and such is the story of us as much as the sun moon and the stars and the spaces between, betwixt and beyond.
Using the power of the circle to create health and harmony in thoughts words and deeds brings forth goodwill and betterment of life.
A dance speaks much without words.
A look, a stance, a tug, a step
There is energy playing in every move.
And energy speaks without words.
Every dancer creates energy.
Movements convey in the emoting.
The essence of the moves.
For every dance has a story!
When passion speaks with positivity
Passion spreads the inspiration.
Along with patience and perseverance
Creating and sending goodwill all over.
How truly wonderful is that?
So as passion pulls the cart, patience and perseverance carries it through to its destination.
Truth of life
Every horizon once reached
Reveals another beckoning at a distance
There is always something more…
Across and beyond the goals you reach.
The horizon beckons as it unfolds.
The magnitude of space & possibilities
To discover and understand
To explore and learn
That life is a journey
Of infinite horizons!
Smile no matter what
As you are truly meant to
Everything aligns in time
As it is meant to!
Smile and keep the cheer on
For it gives you strength
To face your fears head on
And you know you can beat the odds
Smile but make sure…
To smile from the heart
For it keeps your heart happy
Your body is at ease
Smile touching base with authenticity
Allow your eyes show its crinkles
Let your words express yourself
Sense the joy of a simple smile.
Keep smiling keep living
Live life lovingly
Smile whenever you can
Your smile will lighten
Up the moment for sure.
Remember smiling is easy
It’s not too hard to put out a smile
Even in your darkest days
When you smile you feel good
And create a positive impact.
Make sure to think well and be nice
For thoughts change with just a smile
So curve your lips upwards right now
And send out a smile to the world. 🙂
Dance the path of the heart
You are an energy field and possess unique energy. What is learning to dance going to do to you?
Dancing regularly opens blockages that were and channelizes your energy and brings your rational emotional and physical self to alignment gradually. Nothing is ever achieved in a hurry similarly the effects and impact movements can have to our mental makeup is a gradual process. Change albeit a certainty, it remains to be experienced, how focused learning and shifts of perspectives through training happen, and where and what the positive changes evolve into.
Often learning to dance is looked at very superficially as a means to entertainment. It depends on the individual desire for fulfilment, as much as the wants and needs to steer and shift the energy to focus.
An artistic expression of movements has the power to engage audiences as much as empower them with feelings from excitement to ecstasy bringing the emotions to surface and evolve the spirit.
There is then a greater responsibility in imparting holistic education in art. There is the need to clarify the content and channelize art with care as it has the capacity to mould the impressionable, pliable adaptable, receptive, flexible mind and body of an interested and eager learner.
The path of traversing through the heart of movements unfolds lessons to reach the connectedness between the spirit and soul. A journey in patience, with passionate perseverance.
Dance is truly a path of the heart.
Expression is our birthright It makes us who we are…
In being able to move without fear or favour,
The life manifesting through us,
Art speaks from the heart of our soul.
Bringing forth our soulful expressions.
Surreal vision, silken dreams
Silver sky, hues of blues
Serene spaces beyond places
Known and unknown
Purple daze, violet lake.
Ethereal vision entwined passions!
Enchanting sight, purple light!
The colour purple symbolizes many things like mystery creativity, romance, royalty, luxury, pride and peace.
It is the colour artists are often fond of.
Spiritually, colour purple and violet assist in the expansion of awareness and in connection of deeper consciousness.
How many shades of purple have you heard of...
Here are some variations of Colour purple… many of which you can find in the beautiful picture above.
Plum jam, raisin
And if you are the kind drawn to colour purple and violets…
What is your favourite shade?
Just like the sounds of music in the spaces between the notes, there is dancing in the spaces between the steps. It is only when we become aware of the value of the spaces between the thoughts that we can truly reflect, revel and live with ease through our lives.
The pinnacle of access to our realization of the creative entities at work would actually be in the silence, in the intentions, in an emotional journey of profound fulfilment. The trick is to find that point of the immense creative surge and be able to nurture it.
Rest and activity go together just as much as night and day… And like the yin and the yang, there must be pauses in between the breathes, inaction in between the action, which will heighten the clarity, purity, and the intensity of that which is evolving.
It’s disheartening that our world has become so hyperactive. Multitasking has become the order of the day, people spend time having dinner in front of televisions, reading is done with music, and very often we have the mobile phone calls that cut through a real conversation. So much has there been an abuse of our bodies and mind that we truly have forgotten the importance of non-activity and quietude?
The silence between your actions or movements are the bridges to our conscious experiences and the greater your awareness the greater the creative potency of the action itself.Savvy
Dancing socially de-stresses the body mind and spirit holistically. Taking a momentto value the steps you dance together, valuing the music you are dancing to, appreciating this moment & appreciating the partner you have at this moment will only cultivate the value for oneself and will help in centring oneself deeper in the action with a joyful heart and soul.
When you dance, if you still your thoughts to simply learn to flow with the partner, the atmosphere, the music you will undoubtedly enliven yourself in the process and what you have is a beautiful dance of togetherness bridging the spaces between the steps with a conscious awareness …… And that is when dancing feels like a miracle that’s happening!
Few more thoughts in the flow….
- Start the day with a few minutes of silence and observing the breath
- Take time to pause and watch nature and try to be one with it . .. Maybe a sunrise, a sunset, a beach view watching the waves, the stars in the sky, the moon, the sky, or a rose or any flower or potted plant, or maybe a tree in your garden.
- Make sure to have moments where you are free of your cellphone, tv, computer, or any electronic appliance.
- Make a point of actually listening and understanding as others speak and allow the other to speak as much as yourself.
- Accept every moment in the life you have now and cherish it for what it is…. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude 🙂