5Rhythms dynamic dance is a practice of moving meditation, encouraging well rounded mind-body connection. In spirit a structured version of ecstatic dance, it is said to put the body in motion in order to still the mind. Fundamental to it's approach is the idea that everything is energy which moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. It draws from indigenous and world traditions, and Gestalt therapy.
The 5Rhythms, when danced in sequence, are known as a "Wave." A typical Wave takes about an hour to complete. Practitioners are encourage to find a deeper personal connection and freer spirit by finding their own style or flow of dance, rather than following a set sequence of steps. Breath and beat guide the pace of movement and are the meditative focus of the Wave.
The order of the 5Rhythms & the Wave is as follows: