Shiva, the ascetic Hindu god of yoga and dance known as the Destroyer of
Illusion, dances encircled by a Fire Wheel, on the back of the demon
Apasmarapurusha. "The dance of S[h]iva represents the rhythm and
movement of the world-spirit. At his dance the evil forces and darkness
quiver and vanish.
Lord S[h]iva rises from His profound silence and
begins to dance. The undifferentiated sound becomes differentiated through
the vibration set up by the movements of His Damaru or drum.
undifferentiated energy also becomes differentiated.
spheres, the atoms and the electrons also dance rhythmically and in an
orderly manner. Atoms dance in the molecule and molecules dance in all
bodies. Stars dance in time and space.
Various forms manifest.
When the time comes, Lord S[h]iva destroys all names and forms by
fire while dancing. There is stillness again." (Swami Sivananda,
Lord Siva and His Worship (Himalayas, India: Divine Life Society,
1996), 62-63). Designed for the community of seriously committed and
therefore playfully serious yoginis and yogis. Barry Sturgis outdoes
himself in the technological resourcefulness of this electronically
composed and polyrhythmically syncopated Hindu chant. 7 minutes of slow,
gradual melodic warm-up; 10 minutes of serious, funky, get-down-and-party
multilayered r&b rhythms; 3 minutes of relaxing, meditative
cool-down-and-stretch music. Great for high-energy yoga, Dancekinetics,
raves, world music dance parties.
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