I am on a personal retreat and one of the intentions was to do one dance per chakra.
Movement is healing.
Movement is energy.
Movement is life.
The intention to clear one’s chakra through movement is definitely healing as well.
The Back Story
Because I didn’t begin shooting the day I arrived, I knew I had to do at least two dances in a day. Once I started recording, I had other issues (camera being moved; not focused; too much out of frame; only able to dance at certain hours when there is the best natural light) so I had re-record most of the dances – two or three in one day.
I confess I am an amateur dancer, though I took some dance classes more than 10 years ago (hip hop, salsa, belly dance, exotice dance, pole dance – all at basic levels). My favourite movement class is, however, 5 Rhythms but the teacher is no longer in Singapore. I grieved over her departure from Singapore for months, and there hasn’t been a free-form movement class I like quite as much.
I know you probably won’t have the patience to watch each of the seven dances as I move through each chakra, so I edited them down to under one minute.
My intention is for you to:
- Realise movement as a healing tool
- Acknowledge that if I can do this, so can you!
- Recognise the importance of enjoying your body
- See how being comfortable with your body is part of your sexuality
- Inspire you to get moving!
Brief Introduction to the Chakras
Chakras are also known as energy centres. Simply put, if these energy centres are clear, then energy can flow smoothly and easily within our bodies. One can clear these points through intention. Movement is also another way.
7th Chakra – Sahasrara (White). Where – Crown of head.
6th Chakra – Ajna (Violet). Where – Third eye.
5th Chakra – Vishuddha (Pale Blue). Where – Throat.
4th Chakra – Anahata (Green). Where – Heart.
3rd Chakra – Manipura (Yellow). Where – Above belly button.
2nd Chakra – Swadhisthana (Orange). Where – Below belly button.
1st Chakra – Muladhara (Red). Where – Base of spine. For more, click here.
In sharing this video, I am following what makes me excited-nervous as a good thing! Watch it for what’s it worth.
Hope this video inspires you to follow your eros!
Full Videos of Each Chakra Dance
I have decided to put the full versions of me dancing through each chakra below to model for you how you too can do this for yourself:
- Video: Rediscovering my love for rain here
- Video: Full version of rain dance here.
- There is actually another video of me doing an Ecstatic Dance.
- Check out my other blog posts here!
Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and relationship coaching for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. She is the author of the book Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and the host of the weekly radio show Eros Evolution on OMTimes Radio. For more, visit www.ErosCoaching.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.