I have teachers send their students to me saying they dance perfectly in class, but it doesn’t translate to competition. Dancers often seem to lose attention and become unfocused while on stage, sometimes forgetting their dance completely. The stress of competition and the attention on results takes a dancer out of the zone and into their heads.
This meditation helps dancers to relax their mind so that their muscle memory can take over and execute the dance as they have trained. We begin this meditation with a breathing exercise which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, pulling them out of their stress response to competition. Triggering the parasympathetic nervous system, calms your body and mind, so that a dancer can compete from a clam, and clear focused frame of mind. It allows them to dance in the flow; body and mind in perfect harmony.