Triyoga-Internal Martial Arts

Monday, November 27, 2006

Meditation Teacher 6

Learn from the Dancer

Dance has many components. One can simply surrender to the feeling of the rhythm. The universe has its own flow and rhythm that springs from the oneness of being felt as Ananda. This is often pictured as the Nataraja, Shiva in the form of the cosmic dancer. When the Nataraj stops dancing the universe is destroyed. Just as when the song stops the world of the mind, the flow of the imagination and emotions, sustained by the music transitions. Dance too can also be structured with comprehensive training of the mind, body and emotions. Dance can be a social activity as display, part of the rituals surrounding marriage or as a religious expression. It can be an expression of companionship and intimacy.

When we come to meditation we want to enter into the flow. Not as a compulsion, a duty, a chore, but as joyful entering into the flow. Meditation is a natural expression of joy.


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