The Dragon Dance

 A Vivacious Practice Anchored In Mythical Symbolism

 

The practice itself follows a flowing, repetitive structure.

Each breath is one movement as in Thai Chi or Qi Gong.

The sequence is repeating in itself. 

The way it develops through the sequence, the body remembers, the mind is in union and it becomes a moving meditation.

 

The Dragon Dance challenges the balance, enhances the ability to combine breath and movement and the communication between both hemispheres of the brain. It strengthens the feet and opens the awareness of the body moving through time and space.

A Dragon Dance creates heat inside,

(Meeting the Dragon´s Fire)

which can be used to burn anything.

 



The Myth of the East

 

A traditional Dragon Dance  is celebrated

in Chinese culture.

 

The movements symbolize historic roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.

Dragons are believes to bring luck and rain, as their qualities are positive, including power, dignity, fertility and wisdom, although their appearance can be frightening.

 

 

 

The Myth of the West

 

the dragon was a symbol of chaos, a misanthropic monster destroying sun and moon, holding the fruitful waters. It needed a hero or god to fight the dragon for the earth to arise and sustain.

 

 

Some psychoanalytic interpretations see the dragon as a symbol of power and rule, as a personification of the enemy forces that prevent the self from its liberation.

 

The fight with the dragon is a symbol in a psychological perspective for the struggle with the “evil” inside and outside the individual.



In this practice both visions of the dragon don´ t contradict,

they correspond and combine in a beautiful way.

 

The negative image urges us to act, the positive one empowers us ant the same time. 

A dance with your shadows and taboos, with your strength and dignity.

 

Bowing in Gratitude 

Facing Your Shadows

Meeting Them

 

Knowing Yourself

opens the way to healing.