Spiritual Belly Dancing as therapy restores a woman's connection with her essential femininity, integrates her body, mind and spirit, and heals her of emotional and physical malaise.
It is holistic healing. As opposed to European step dance, belly dance is muscle dance. Uniquely designed for the female body, it lays emphasis on abdominal muscles, hips and chest moves. Belly dance involves natural body movements and does not require acrobatic feats like leaping or hyperextension of the joints.
It celebrates the body as the temple of the soul. Synchronizing movement with music, the dancer becomes the medium through which divine light illuminates physical reality. In other words, as the dancer moves to the music, improvising and expressing inner emotions, the mind quietens, making way for inspiration to flow from the higher self.
When creativity blossoms and proliferates, healing happens almost unconsciously. Mandira explains, "During the session, emphasis is laid on the experience of dancing, not on the presentation. So my first instruction to all my clients is to close their eyes, be aware of their breathing, and let the music penetrate their bodies and their being. The mind then gets centered and elevates to a heightened level of awareness, the body aligns the energies within (at an optimum level), and the soul experiences supreme oneness. It's not about being better, lesser or equal to men, it's simply about being a complete woman. Till a woman learns to love herself, and take care of herself, she cannot do justice to any other role she wishes to fulfill. Spiritual Belly Dancing is in essence a practice for women, by women, and in women's sacred space."
Moving with grace, feeling each and every part of my body coming alive, the woman in me danced like a queen-a dancing goddess personified!
Join in and experience yourself as a Goddess.