Many of us listen to music on some sort of level. Sometimes it might be some music in the background, to more or less keep you going, tidying up for example, and sometimes it might be that you are lying down and the music takes you away somewhere nice in your imagination.
Here is another level to listen, connect and relate to the music on a deeper level. In terms of moving and dancing to music, this level of listening creates a different and more intimate relationship, which can make the dancing experience more intimate and joyful.
Here is how you do it:
- Relax all your senses, body and mind - no thinking. (sitting, standing or lying down).
- Stay alert/awake, like something nice is going to happen.
- Listening with presence for the silence and the sounds. Listen to the instruments and voices coming in and going out.
An educational and moving TED talk, 'The Voice of The Natural World'.