“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ~Martha Graham
This photoshoot was a collaborative project with Jaqueline Shimmiezz for Belightliving.com, “Dancing Through Chaos” article. It was a 35 degree cold day in New York City. Nonetheless, we were filled with love for dance and photography and took our prayer in motion to the streets of New York. The result speak itself. I am very happy with the photos as the sun came out, and I could play with shadows in Central Park.
An excerpt from the article:
When life seems bleak, the mind attempts to rationalize and analyze to no avail. Nothing in this world makes sense. The more you think, the deeper you fall into a vortex of chaos and confusion. This scenario has no room for sanity or optimism.
What can we do in those gripping moments of madness? Surrender. I invite you to embrace this darkness and take it for a dance.
One of the oldest and elemental forms of religious expression, dance facilitates emotional release and connects us to our soul. Dance reveals an ancient wisdom that vibrates deep within us, underneath the flesh, beneath the tissues; it courses through our veins. Moving prayer integrates the physical and spirit body into a beautiful communion with Source. The universal language of dance breaks all barriers and boundaries, as we all move to the beat of our hearts with shared abandon.
Dance surpasses the vocabulary of reason, yet it makes complete sense. Dance is primal and sexual, creating awareness of being alive. Dance reminds us that we have purpose, that we are purpose. Dance stimulates our respiratory system and increases blood circulation. Endorphins pulse through our body in orgasmic waves as the mind relaxes and spirit comes to life. Our delicious breath invites ecstasy as the heart pumps faster, and pearls of sweat pour down our flesh. As each breath expands our heart center we open the doorway for more love, the very purpose of existence. Suddenly life begins to feel good. Life begins to make sense again.