What is Ecstatic Yoga?
If you think ecstatic yoga, or ecstatic dance, is a brand new form of yoga- think again. Since the beginning of time, dancing has been a way to express emotions and ideas. The practice offers so many benefits and can dramatically transform your life.
Here are a few of the most common reasons why people can’t get enough of ecstatic yoga:
It encourages full consciousness of the body
Being a type of yoga, ecstatic yoga certainly includes meditation. So you’re encouraged to breathe, stretch, and shake your body as you do a bit of yoga. It’ll help you focus on your heart instead of your mind, allowing you to focus on emotional and physical healing.
It lets your body take control
In ecstatic yoga, there are no specific rules or a style to focus on. You just need to bend and flow. It’s a good opportunity for you to discover the many layers you’re hiding inside.
It lets you release your ego
While you are dancing, you’ll realize that your ego has a very limited space to create noise. This gives you enough opportunity and time to figure out exactly what you are feeling and how you are feeling about things. You’ll be able to dig deeper into your emotions, allowing you to release any negative energy within.
It allows you to go back to your childhood
As you perform the practice, you’ll experience that sense of freedom you once had when you were still a child. Going back to that state and enjoying that same freedom allows you to reconnect with who you really are. You’ll be able to enjoy being a kid again. In the process, you’ll be able to let go of all the adult thoughts that are limiting you. You’ll have this sense of realization about who you really are and how you’re feeling. Once you achieve such a state, you’ll find yourself enjoying being silly while dancing.
Seeing and realizing everything going on within you isn’t easy and that’s exactly why ecstatic yoga is getting more and more popular. It enables people to truly see and feel what they have within. It empowers them to drop everything their egos tell them and just enjoy their awakened energy and freedom.
The experience might make you feel silly and child-like, but the benefits you’ll get from it can dramatically transform your life.