I love all parts of Oriental Dance, I find something special in the slow, fluid, serpentine types of movements.
For me, they seem to contain a magical quality, a soothing elixir for the body, mind and soul.
that I can use these types of movements to connect with an inner stillness that is quite healing and profound. The
tension dissolving powers of undulations, ripples and waves leaves me feeling elasticized from head to toe and an anxious,
over-thinking mind can be transformed, taking me to a space that is transcendent and serene.
Slow movement sequences, co-ordinated with breath, undulations and internal movements,
not only melt away rigidity, allowing for more fluidity and grace, but can be a therapeutic practice when used to
reduce stress and minor aches and pains.
This way of moving enhances balance and
chi (the life force within and surrounding us), making us more aware of how we use our energies while tapping us
into more of our core strength and stamina. As that sacred inner space becomes familiar and easier to access,
we become more internally focused with heightened instincts and intuition, deeper feelings and enhanced
I like to include slow movement sequences and serpentine
movements whenever I can. They are mysterious, mesmerizing and beautiful when added to a dance at
the right times and besides that, they just plain feel really good!
"By the practice
will find that you are
within your heart
portable paradise. "