Exploration of what is DANCEmandala (live) online

In your own word from your current understanding, please give a short paragraph to describe what DANCEmandala (live) online is.

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  • Areeradh

    A guided movement journey into my own truth and comfort. A space to take a break and connect to conscious breath and being from a deeper level of awareness. A place for connecting with other dancers.

  • Emma
    Emma
    March 25, 2021

    To be honest I should say that DM online is « a second-best solution ». Indeed to have practiced DM in a room with a group of people, the energy is much more powerful. The sensation of sharing is really stronger than online. In a dance hall there’s much place to move, you can feel the heat, the smell, the movement of the others, and the sound of the music is more surrouding, captivating.
    However the practice on line is great because it allows to practice anyway and to enjoy dancing and following the process of Dance mandala. It’s a real course, very close from a live DM session, with the music, the guidance and the sharing cercle at the end. It allows to carry on the inner work, the body and mind exploration. And it has the great advantage to offer nearly one course per day and to enjoy dancing with different facilitators.
    But the warmth of the other dancers’ presence is missing, even if they are here behind the screen …

    • Maria Iqbal
      March 30, 2021

      Beautifully expressed :). I miss dancing in the same room with others too.

    • Areeradh

      Very interesting to hear your thoughts especially about your experience of the practice both in-studio in person and online. I agreed.

  • Murali
    March 27, 2021

    Dance Mandala live online is a two dimensional experience. No doubt it is not an experience where we are all physically present , I strongly believe we can create a space for individuals to access their inner peace and love. Consciously with complete attention and awareness. The online session provides us with an opportunity to connect with others. No doubt we are not physically in the same room . I think we can connect say via Zoom meeting rooms to have say conversations one on one and slowly build a connection with others. As a developing Dance Mandala practitioner , personal practice after each online session is critical with reflection . We are all learning together. Thank you Areeradh for creating a space for learning in an innovative and engaging manner.

    • Areeradh

      Thank you for your idea about sharing reflection after the online practice. This is really interesting and I support it. The length of the session will extend a bit but we could try it at some point.

  • Maria Iqbal
    March 30, 2021

    Dance Mandala online is the opportunity to break out of my repeating thought patterns and be present with my body and inner experience. It is the opportunity to express this inner experience in a safe contained space through movement and see and be seen by others.

  • Emma
    Emma
    March 30, 2021

    I thought again about this question and I would like to ad : We absolutly don’t know how long we’ll have to live with the virus (this one or an other …). So perhaps the online practice is a way to resist and to carry on, whatever the health restrictions may be … And as all the sport practices inside (even yoga !) are forbidden in France since September, it’s great to be able to dance anyway online ! So it’s a kind of « guarantee of continuity » in a period of uncertainty.

  • Areeradh

    Thank you everyone for your comments here. I enjoyed reading them.

    • Areeradh

      Yes, my thought too. I know this will for sure be continue as it is useful even if we are not in lockdown. Not everyone will be able to go to a group class in a studio space especially if there’s a facilitator nearby. Have DM online as an option would help a lot.

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