Ecstatic Dance aka the ultimate way to let loose
Ecstatic Dance is a form of dance or free movement, with no choreography, in which you free your mind and let your body move however it feels like moving. The total absence of steps or 'rules' means that you abandon yourself to the music.
This total freedom and feeling of letting go, can lead to a state of trance or ecstasy where you can feel a natural high. Hence the name.
I've made an ecstatic dance playlist on Spotify you can use here.
Put it on, and just start moving. Try not to feel like you have to follow the beat of the music, most people don't. Meaning you'll probably look nuts while doing it. Like these people. But who cares right?
Back when social interaction was in vogue, you could find ecstatic dance parties in esoteric-friendly corners of the world like Bali, Ibiza, New York..
For now though, content yourself with your living room.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
- Loose clothing
- A private space where you won't be disturbed
- Mood tools like candles or our Yoga Shala incense
- A blindfold if it helps you 'internalise'
- Super loud music to immerse yourself (or wear wireless headphones)
Happy dancing you cosmic creatures!