WomanDance:A Powerful Healing Modality By Rev. Dr. Tonya K. Freeman “Dancing is an emotional outlet, so let yourself flow.

” Snoopy Comic Strip Women have been doing healing praise dances for centuries. They danced in the hills, the valley, in the desert, and by the ocean. They danced to demonstrate their oneness with nature. Today, there is a very popular dance form that many women are exploring and that is belly dancing. Belly dancing is a birthing, fertility dance that helps women to stay in shape and is also very sensual. In the Congo, there is another form of dance where a woman moves her body in almost the same way that a belly dancer does. The rhythmic movement is captivating to the spirit and could be seen as Trance or Ecstatic dancing. I have also seen similar moves in Senegalese and Nigerian dances as well. From what I can see, all forms of the dance of the feminine are healing to the body, mind and spirit. In the days of our Ancestral Mothers, the Priestesses who tended the temples of the Goddess in all Her aspects, were known as Temple Priestesses and they danced with abandonment for the Spirit of Love. That is what I see dance as, a way to allow the Spirit of Love to take over and express itself through movement. The Sacred Dancer connected herself to the entire universe. She was one with all things. The dance was not only a way of telling the story of life it was a celebration of life itself. Uni-Verse. One Song. The Song of Love. Women knew the magic and the healing power of the Sacred Dance. They knew that by dancing together and for one another that they were doing the work of the Great Mother Goddess. They enjoyed a direct connection to the Divine Femi9 Energy. At some point in history, the Dance of Life became misinterpreted and seen as lewd. Patriarchy began to set the tone for the Sacred Dance. The Movement of Life was restrained and contained and women began to lose their connection to the Great Mother and all of nature. Women were told that only a “certain kind of woman” would move her body in such a manner. The Sacred Dance that kept the body strong, healthy and supple, was seen as “dancing with the devil.” Because of this mindset, women began to suffer from constricted womb diseases that are quite prevalent today. Of course this is not the only reason that the womb suffers.

and eventually and expansion of the personality. the Birth Dance. she is inextricably linked to dance. for All Our Relations. giver.Rosina Fawzia – Al-Rawi (Grandmother’s Secrets) “The Goddess holds the key to the most ancient forms of sacred dance. the Wedding Dance. “Dancing stimulates the unconscious mind.” .” Let’s dance and manifest a better world. In my heart. Woman. that we begin our journey into the world of sacred dance. Dance was the principle form of worship of the Goddess. We. I know we can become whole again by connecting to that Sensual Spirit. the Goddess herself was a dancer. She can be reached at Synchronicity Wed – Sun. the Mourning Dance. Dancing is a way of expressing “praises for the world. Other forms of dance are the Moon Dance. It is a beautiful dance that makes you feel like an exotic Temple Priestess. It is here then. It heightens life and gives one a feeling of wholeness. which leads to expanded consciousness. of the womb energy. loose thy self! Free your mind and your body that you may once again enjoy the feeling of movement for the sake of a more harmonious life. While in New York visiting the Ausar Auset Temple.Iris J. Dancing is prayer. Dancing is meditation in motion. feel and connect to your inner wisdom and power. Dance and your heart will be joyful. Tonya is the Founder and High Priestess Mwt Sekhmet Het Heru of the Femi9 Lodge. hidden deep within. with the Goddess. Dance. in addition to her role as creator. which connects to dancer to the Great Earth Mother.Along with the movement of the body. there are the hand mudras that help to heal and connect to Spirit on a much deeper level. I saw a demonstration of a dance known as the Het Heru Healing Dance. Mudras were first seen in Egypt but acquired the name mudra in India. are beginning to get back in touch with our natural movement. the Wedding Dance. the Veil Dance. celebrating through dance the cycles of the seasons and the cycles of life. In some cases. Stewart (Sacred Woman. the Menstruation Dance. . the Fertility Dance and the Serpent Dance. and protector of all life. 770-640-8184 . Sacred Dance) Dr.

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