Trance dance is a profound experience that invites you to return to yourself. You allow your body to move freely to ethnic sounds that are at the same time healing, supportive and stimulating. This type of dance is not meant for communication with the outside world. It is about personal inner growth, transformation and the deepening of your consciousness. While dancing, you go on a journey of discovering yourself and your place in the bigger picture.
It is part of our human nature to move, to unfold, to grow. Constantly recurring patterns in your thinking and actions will emotionally cripple you and narrow your consciousness. During trance dance, you explore and dance your individual dance, and break out of your restrictive and narrowing thought patterns. All your personal life experiences are stored within your body. While dancing you can let go of all the tension inside you and allow spontaneous solutions to problems in your life to arise. When you dance, a transformation deep inside you happens and it changes who you are and how you view the world around you.
It is also a ritual to express the life energy and vitality that lives inside of you. You could choose an aspect of your life which you would like to clarify and move this into the center of your focus. You think about what you would want to receive or what you are willing to open yourself up to. A few examples: you can dance to gain insights, to process something, or simply to celebrate life. By choosing an intention, you give direction to your dance.
It is recommended to dance mostly with closed eyes, to exclude visual stimuli from the environment. This will heighten your senses and help you to truly make a connection with your inner world and source of wisdom.