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A COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FOR SOULFUL LIVING
To stay grounded Anni Kamola practices a daily conscious dance meditation called the 5Rhythms. Here she is dancing staccato, the expressive, masculine, shape-shifting energy. This energy helps move her forward in her daily job.
(Photo used with permission of Jenny Macke (presence-studio.com) and photographer Scotty Lewis.)
Dancing the God-Spark By Anni Kamola
We live in unprecedented times of complicated strange unknowns. The tumultuous nature of what we face environmentally, politically, socially, and technologically seems vacillatingly overwhelming, heart breaking, and inspiring. For me, and for many people I see around me, the greatest challenge we face is staying grounded in the unknown. From places of grounded choice grow our greatest offerings to the world.
To stay grounded I practice a daily movement meditation. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for us ritual-based humans to give ourselves a daily physical practice, be it yoga, running, kung fu, or soccer. The practice that works for me is a conscious dance meditation called the 5Rhythms, developed by Gabrielle Roth (1941-2012). The five individual rhythms I study on the dance floor are road-markers on the infinite spectrum of energy and movement: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. As I move through the five different rhythms, I also practice calling myself to be fully Continued on Page 2
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