In human experience, dance and song begin where the usual limits of communication ends. Requiring no instruments other than our body and vocal cords, they are art, a luxury that brings richness, joy, and meaning. Like music itself, they are universal, unifying, expressive, and profound.
On a contemporary, mundane level, collectively engaging in joyful singing and dancing activity has obvious social benefits, beginning with a more open and peaceful society. Studies have shown that individuals who participate in a choir, dance classes, or dance therapy experience personal benefits as well. Singing and dancing can help resolve mental, energetic, and physical disorders of all kinds, generating awareness, trust, and confidence individually and in relation to the outside world. They lead to a more mindful, harmonious, and happier life.
Beyond the relative benefits of joy and togetherness, the aspiration of sacred, spiritual, and ritual dance, like all spiritual or religious methods, is to realise an altered altruistic state of the mind or higher consciousness, ultimately leading to a liberation from suffering.
Some seventy percent of the human body, as well as our planet, is made up of water, constantly shaped by natural forces and intentional choices, be it negative or positive. The entire universe, all of nature, is in continuous movement like a dance, and the same sacred geometry pervades both the microcosm and the macrocosm.
Cymatics, the study of sound made visible, has demonstrated in many experiments how sound creates and alters geometric patterns in material elements such as sand or water. And sound, vibration, and frequency are also the essence of sacred geometry and color.
In semi-scientific studies, Emoto Masaru developed a way to make visible the memory of water. Other recent scientific studies have demonstrated the potential of frequency altering the behavior of water.
In the scientific field of genetics, current research is exploring the potential of self-healing of the human genome, focusing on the notion that DNA is more significant than the brain for correcting malfunctions in our “bioenergy system.” Research shows that the mind exists in the dimension of electromagnetic fields rather than residing in an organ such as the brain. To access the source of electromagnetic malfunction in our bioenergy system, both special sounds and intention are employed. It is believed that each individual’s system follows its own electromagnetic rhythm, like a cellular symphony with emotions and thoughts having a significant impact on genes and well-being.
Sound is information and can change the state of consciousness nearly instantaneously. Sound, like when learning a new language, rewires neural networks and can change emotional and mental patterns. We all have experiences with the way vibrations change our feelings or actions when we engage in activity with music or movement.
Sound is energy and energy is movement. Energy can be altered through our voice and movement, which mirrors our relative condition, becoming a practice of mindfulness.
In sacred dance the physical movements become a symbolic means of transforming into a divine figure or expressing the divine potential in us, making it possible for our obscured states of consciousness to discover our real condition.
Sacred sounds, chants, or mantras connect and resonate with our energy channels and chakras, and the experience of our energy or voice in combination with physical movements unfolds as knowledge and contemplation.
Sacred dances are often practiced in secret or performed only on special occasions, and in ancient times, like all sacred arts, were also a means to initiate or awaken the observer or listener into higher states of consciousness. Sacred visual art, poetry, music, and dance are inseparably linked to profound knowledge introduced by a realised teacher, often transmitted over centuries without interruption from teacher to teacher, as still found today in Tibetan Buddhism.