Free Special event “Art & Spirituality” with Kuchipudi Dance and Meditation Workshop on July 29 – was Fabulous!
“Dancing is a very good way of clearing out your pressures because, in the dance, you go into thoughtless awareness and also into the joy. Then the joy is so fulfilling that the joy of the spirit is much more than the joy of any world comforts or also of physical comforts. Its gives you physical comfort, it gives you mental comfort it gives you also the spiritual comfort.”, says Shri Mataji – who is also Analuiza’s Teacher in her practise of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.
Our Halton Sahaj Family (Burlington & Oakville sahaja yoga classes together) had worked in full harmony to prepare this generous event, decorate the room and make everyone feeling ‘at home’ and keen to immerse into this experience with sahaja yoga meditation.
We try to do it again, HERE & NOW for YOU with this tribute to that exceptional evening! Enjoy!
Analuiza made the Cover of Burlington Post!
Enjoy 1 Video with Analuiza’s Performances in Burlington.
We also have enjoyed meditating together, experiencing the cool breeze that one can feel simply by listening to enlightened words coming from connected souls like the poet Rumi or the Yoga master Shri Mataji who inspired Analuiza to be so courageous and so successful in walking on the difficult path of learning and performing the ancient art of Indian Classical Dance (Kuchipudi style).
Let’s hear a bit more about the connection between Art and Meditation:
The essence of aesthetics and of beauty is variety. When the aesthetics of matter starts giving you joy, you do not want to possess it… even if you do want to possess it, it would be just to enjoy it and give it away to somebody else… that you will not keep things to yourself, but you would like to give and share.
Art is such that it should stop your thoughts, yet in the West, art is such that it creates thought, and also in the West it is now starting to show much that is filth.
The art that we appreciate should be that art which gives vibrations. All the great paintings, all the great creative works of the world have vibrations… only those that have vibrations have been sustained by time… otherwise all other things are destroyed by Nature. Art has something to do with your heart, and not with your brain. An artist produces something for his joy… but, if he has to think what people will say… that he will be criticized by everyone… then as a result something absolutely absurd grows, without any subtle expression.
Once you start ‘thinking’, then there’s a barrier between the Spirit and you – in any art or in any deftness… that’s how the creativity, the spontaneity is finished… by thinking. So do everything in silence.. in thoughtless awareness… that’s the main point.”
(Compilation from Shri Mataji’s talks -excerpts about Art)
We had friends coming from all over GTA not only Halton area. There were interesting experiences that people shared during that evening, Analuiza had explained in details the message of each dance-item and she also had answered to questions from the audience.
Make sure that you take the time to see all the photos, read the quotes and watch the videos.
Thank you Analuiza on behalf of Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation
By the end of the evening Analuiza was offered a Bouquet of Flowers and hearted gifts-souvenirs from our Halton & GTA Sahaj Family and we all were asking her to please come again!
Interesting enough there were so many Daisies coming from our gardens to decorate the hall and the gift bag had also daisies – reminding in a sweet way to Analuiza that she’s taking us all with her, all the daisies from Halton.
“Daisy” is also the English name of Shri Mataji, our yoga teacher and this flower is also perceived as a suggestive representation of the open enlightened chakras/subtle energy centres – as is the lotus too.
Of course we had Family Photos for that event (check the albums for more great photos!)
And this was not the last last memory with Analuiza. We invited her to an Indian (of course!) Buffet restaurant in Burlington – Kwality restaurant –
and there we had celebrated
Analuiza’s “Canadian Birthday”
with a very fine cheesecake that smoothed our taste after the delicious spicy food.
For those of us that were lucky enough to get to know Analuiza personally and observe her attitude in life and towards the art she practises and the way Sahaja Yoga is reflected in her personality, was clear that she personifies the qualities mentioned in the following quote by Analuiza’s beloved yoga teacher:
“What ever you do, it should be done with the faith you have in worshipping,
sensitivity of an artist
and zeal of a warrior ” (Shri Mataji – Analuiza’s yoga teacher)
And then, off she went, further on, to Michigan to peform the very next day in front of more than 120 people that were thrilled with her, again. Analuiza will definitely come back soon!!!!
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