Tandava mindful yoga meditation in motion
Meditation is not all about sitting for hours, Meditation has many different forms. Let’s look here at dance Meditation.
This is one of the oldest meditation, it is said that it was practiced 15000 Years ago by Shiva the first yogi the Adiyogi.
As physicist Fritjof Capra points out, “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and “for the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.”
Tandava – Shiva’s Dance Meditation
Tandava is an ancient practice of the Kashmiri Shaivism. It is a mindful meditation in motion. Tandava is yoga, which teaches no fixed body positions, but a free-flowing, intuitive movement work, a dance which is created simple. A dance and movement meditation that builds up from silence and the perception of our own actual situation and has a special focus on our breathing. In conjunction with the respiratory flow, the mediator gives permission that the body movement arises. The breath waves are transmitted to a certain extent to the body, which is more and more on the move over time, the body motion waves can propagate in all areas of the physical body, and even beyond this.
We meditate in order to know ourselves and it is the desire to immerse ourselves deeply.
Meditation is the process to develop a loving relationship with our own higher consciousness or self. Ultimately, it comes to a relationship with this deeper or higher Self. And this is self-love, and therefore, it responds to love, it is delicate and can come out through delicacy. We put on the self, as we deal gently with ourselves and with the energy inside us.
The self, we can also call it pure awareness.
“There is a secret one inside us. The Planets in all the galaxies pass through his hands like beads. That is a string of beads one should look at with luminous eyes”.
Best we never fix us on the contents but remain solely with the energy that can be felt when thoughts, emotions or images emerge.
Presence is a state of feeling
To reach this state of feeling, it takes the practice of gentle affection. This way of practice is given in Tandava wonderful. Love itself is the ultimate goal of meditation because it forms the fabric of the Absolute. Joy belongs to our essence.
is a very slow dance, a form of yoga that has no fixed movements.
Also, Tandava is awareness meditation in slow motion and leads to deep relaxation. Relaxation, in turn, forms the basis for the flow of life energy, creativity, spontaneity, and joy!
Be the body to become aware of the means to be aware of the totality. The unlimited space – the void – is an essential part of our body. So our body is the infinite expanse. It has unlimited wisdom, deep peace, and inexhaustible joy.
Also, we are mentally calmed down and we are immediately in the open expanse.
Make the experience of space and be aware of your contractions on the mental, emotional and physical level. Also a special form of “shadow work”.
In Tandava or in the yoga of emotions we allow the actual emotion to move through us, we give it room, until it disappears in space, the emptiness of the open expanse, dissolves.
In other words, when we focus on the energy in the emotions rather than on its content, the emotions begin to melt.
Michael Jackson said:
“On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing—until there is only … the dance.”
source: The Dance of Creation
Who does not like to dance and be in flow? Dancing to music in our own rhythm is joy 🙂
Do you like to dance? Does it not feel good?
I hope you liked to learn about Shiva’s dance and this lesser-known art of yoga meditation is interesting for you 🙂