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Every week in our little town of Ojai, we hold an Ecstatic Dance that we call DevaDance. These Love Activations open the space for people to set themselves free through dance and movement. Everyone can dance. While many may say otherwise the truth is that if you can move, you can dance, if you can feel, you can dance. It is an innate part of our being and somewhere along the way some of us begin comparing ourselves with others, and rather than move our body to the beat, we end up no longer moving our feet.
In many indigenous culture, dance is an integral part of the lifestyle, and in many cases is not just a form of movement but a form of prayer and connecting to spirit. Even academia believes that dancing can have a positive affect on our being. Check out this quote from HarvardMagazine.com:
“There is no doubt of the positive effect, in general, of physical activity on the brain, on cognitive functioning, and on age-related problems, notes David Kahn, an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School whose research supports the development of a neuropsychology of dreaming. “But dancing adds another aspect to exercise and its effect on our bodies and brains,” he says, “because it is a joyous activity.”
We are designed to move and feel joy while moving! However, in today’s modern culture we are more sedentary than ever. These days many of us spend more time hunched over our computers tapping our finger tips, than out on the dancefloor tapping our toes. Dance is unique, because it allows us to truly connect deeper to the truth of who we are. Whether the beat has you shaking and flailing your arms, spinning in circles, or doing some QiGong, there is no wrong way to dance!
You can dance as exercise, or just for fun, and if you allow yourself to feel the music and dance to the beat of the drum, or flow to the melody, we believe that you will feel amazing after the fact.
Need some inspiration? Then take a listen to Jami Deva’s, aka Devaliminal, Valentine’s Day DevaDance Mix that he orchestrated this past V-day in Ojai. You can download it for free or just stream it on soundcloud, but one thing we advise you don’t do is sit still while listening to it. It can be for 10 min or a couple of hours, just find a spot in the mix that really gets you moving and let your soul move through your body and see how you feel after.
Movement can be Meditation. Movement can be healing. Movement is part of us.
So get up and dance!
Devaproject strives to provide people tools & support for living a high vibrational, attuned lifestyle through music, meditation, movement, and more! High Vibrations? Attuned? Sounds nice, but what do we even mean by that?
Everything is Vibration. Albert Einstein once said the same thing and look how a modest clerk in a patent office turned out! We aren’t claiming to be the next Einstein, we are here to share our perspective and help provide information on how to better our lives together.
Vibrate literally means “to move rhythmically and steadily to and fro, as a pendulum”. In our modern day we are filled with all different frequencies and wavelengths that do not move ‘rhythmically and steadily,’ and are rather jarring and disharmonious frequencies. Unless you spend lots of time in Nature (which we highly suggest) then you may be experiencing these dissonant patterns.
These disharmonious patterns may have an affect on us, however no matter what goes on outside of us, we can always come back to the inner harmony that resides within ourselves. As we go within and connect to this ‘inner-source’ of our being, we begin to resonate within the heart space and that energy vibrates within all our atoms, cells, and space between; and we become sound. The word ‘Healing‘ literally means” to become sound!”
To become “Sound” means ‘‘to be free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc; in good condition; healthy; robust.” This is why it is our mission to research and develop the most healing tools that can be used by everyday people to support our healing process, as well as be utilized by healers to support their practices to enhance their work with clients.
So when we bring these energies, these vibrations, these patterns into accord, or harmony, we call this being Attuned. Through Attuned Music and Lifestyle we can continue to raise our vibrations to the healthiest resonant frequency for our being. When we begin to resonate with this vibration, we become sound, and healing commences.
This is one of the reasons we create music and meditations so that you can take a moment out of your busy day to just be with you, and tune into your vibrations. By dropping into to our heart, we find a stillness where, although everything is actually in motion, we can attune to our true energy, that divine spark that creates all things.
Try it out! Take a moment and listen to a clip from Gaia Healing below and really allow yourself to drop in and feel the vibrations of the music. Put on some headphones or on a pair of nice speakers, close your eyes, breathe naturally, smile into your heart and just listen. After the clip finishes, see what you feel like and see if you notice any shifts. We are going to continue this discussion in future emails so make sure to check them out! And we would love to hear about any experiences you had when you listened to a portion of Gaia Healing. If you would like to share then contact us at DevaProjectService@gmail.com . We look forward to hearing from you!