Just keep practicing, I told myself. If I practice with devotion, if I am relentless in interrogating the stories that limit me, and if I stay connected to raw, unfiltered presence, things will shift radically and this foot pain won’t be such a big deal. Some days, I winced through every step, but still managed to find freedom and inspiration. I even saw the pain as helpful, in that it brought me right into my feet and into the body.
After the “Elemental” workshop in April, my feet got still worse. It would have been difficult to spot, as I still swooped and soared, but I knew I had to seek help, not just hope that enlightenment would eventually free me. A friend suggested I visit an orthopedic doctor who specializes in working with extreme athletes.TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Conscious Dance, Flowing, gabrielle roth, heel spurs, moving meditation
I started in a squat, deep in the hips, stretching the inner thighs, feet and calves, rotating and staying low. I soon found my way to the ground, where I continued to stretch and coil, rolling over the fronts of my shoulders, the back of my head, and through the hips, moving from my stomach to my back over and over in a wide circle. Staccato arrived more quickly than I expected, and…TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Chaos, Conscious Dance, five rhythms, gabrielle roth, meditation, Meghan LeBorious, moving meditation, sweat your prayers
1998, my left side of the body was 0 out of 10 level paralyzed by stroke. It was shocking, at the same time my curiosity for the body was huge. I spent time facing my body for 8 months. For the first 4 months, I was in wheel chair and taking physical therapy. Slowly re-developing my nerve.TAGS: 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Canada, Chantell Foss, Conscious Dance, ecstatic dance, Esalen, gabrielle roth, Japan, masayo benoist, meditation, movement medicine, Open floor, osaka, SpaceHolders, sweats, tokyo, Trust, Waves
I hated the music, especially the warm up, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was totally in my head, get on with it says I. The session was far too long (I kept looking at the clock), & I didn’t like the teacher… Plus I was to come back another 4 timesTAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Bettine Leukert, Chaos, Conscious Dance, dagmar cee, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabrielle roth, germany, Heera Andreas Mueller, Heike Fuhsy, ireland, Lyrical, movement medicine, Movement Teacher Training, moving meditation, Open floor, Ron Hagendoorn, shamanic dance, Sherron St Clair, soul motion, Staccato, sweat your prayers, The Moving Center, Waves
Hot off the press! We are happy to announce that, after a few years in the making, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeingis now a fully published tome with a chapter on 5Rhythms. (The 5Rhythms® Movement Practice: Journey to Wellbeing, Empowerment, and Transformation) written in collaboration by 5Rhythms Teachers Mati Vargas-Gibson (Dallas, Mexico), Sarena Wolfaard (Edinburgh, South Africa), and Emma Roberts (Brighton, Paris).TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, Chaos, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabrielle roth, Lyrical, meditation, movement medicine, moving meditation, Open floor, shamanic dance, Staccato, Stillness, The Moving Center, the moving center school, Waves
by Marc Silvestre, Paris As a 5Rhythms teacher, I have worked with a wide variety of people, including business managers and children. Years ago, at a big class I organised …TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, gabrielle roth, Marc Silvestre, One Tribe, Open floor, Paris, shamanic dance, The Moving Center, Transsexuals