The Ecstatic Dancing Formula

Always follow the path of joy. Move the way you feel, not the way you think.

  1. Shift your attention inside your body and feel.
  2. Move the way your body wants, not how you think.
  3. You will feel joy in your body, if you are on the right path. If you lose contact your path, you won’t feel anything.
  4. If an idea for the next movement changes spontaneously, then let go of the old idea and do the new thing.
  5. Make sure that the movement is not affected by fear. (e.g.: make a move hesitantly)
  6. Make sure that fear does not appear as a pleasure. (e.g. hiding comfortably)

Always move in the best possible way according to your abilities

  1. Use all of your skills, experience, imagination and talents to be creative and keep moving forward.
  2. Give your very best with every move.
  3. The result is absolutely irrelevant.
  4. If you have no idea what to do, then start with something toally random, but start.
  5. Complete a movement until you feel that it is finished, but don’t end if it still wants to be done.
  6. When you have completed one movement, start from the beginning.
  7. Be sensitive to perceive exactly when a movement has ended.
  8. Respect rhysical limitations, morality, legal limits and ethical standards.

Don’t judge a movement. Try not to understand what you are doing. Just do a movement fearless exactly how it wants to be done.

Dance with absolutely no expectation of the result

  1. Understand that any expectation of a particular style of dancing may hinder a better unexpected style of dancing.
  2. Each movement does not have to be the target movement. It can be a preparation to lead you into a starting position from which the actual movement can be carried out.

On this path effort is never wasted and there is no failure.

Proceeding like this you can reach the ecstatic dance

  1. draw from the full range of possible movements without knowing them.
  2. keep focus and a high level of performance for a long time without exhaustion.
  3. bring the timing, shape and intensity of all movements into a harmonious composition.
  4. make the entire movement follow the path of least resistance.
  5. make the dance a mirror of your inner world.
  6. make your blockages, inhibitions and fears visible.
  7. unlock all other ways of expressing joy (voice, painting, sexuality, silence, etc.).
  8. know everything there is to know about dancing.