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Is there a type of excercise that combines meditation and dance?

I’m not really a spiritual person apart from my belief in God and faith in the bible. However, meditation (chanting, energy flows, etc), help me forget about myself and clear my mind. I really like the idea of combining something like that with dance as a form of healthy exercise.

Any ideas?

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Circle dancing. http://circledancenetwork.org.uk/pages/1159300342.htm http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Performing_Arts/Dance/Sacred_and_Circle_Dance/Circle_Dance/ If I’d looked at descriptions and photographs before I went to one I’d probably never have gone. However I did go with a friend and it was one of the most intensely moving and transcendental experiences you can imagine. A live band playing emotional European/Eastern/Celtic folk music with a wonderful singer, simple stepping patterns, and 20/30/40 people, arms locked or hands held moving as one. You can end up totally surrendering to the dance, you can even close your eyes and just be carried by the circle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCLhAY8ai4o Beginners get shown the steps in a half… Read more »

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Google “Osho Dynamic Meditation”

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Kapoeira? Of course, tai chi, but kapoeira is more hardcore I think, if you want to dance hard and a lot.

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Have you thought of Tai Chi. The graceful, fluid movements are very much like a magical dance!

Click this link and you will want to join a class immediately.

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Philosophy/Taichi/what.html

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Tai chi