5Rhythms Introduction

5Rhythms Movement Meditation

5Rhythms is a self-realisation practice based on physical movement, developed by Gabrielle Roth in the 1970s.

The 5Rhythms are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness.  Each rhythm corresponds to a stage of the natural human creative cycle, and the type of energy we embody during that stage.

Taken in sequence, we call the 5Rhythms collectively The Wave – hence the expression ‘dancing the wave’.

5Rhythms is a non-verbal practice – we explore our experience and our expression through the medium of physical movement rather than talking, powerpoint, writing and so on.

As a non-performance and non-choreographed form of movement, 5Rhythms sessions provide high levels of permission to be as we are, free to participate in our own way, take what we need from it, and have fun.

Potential benefits of 5Rhythms Movement Meditation include:

  • enhanced physical fitness and general wellness
  • reduced stress levels and greater emotional balance
  • more energy and vitality
  • greater self-confidence
  • more of a sense of connection with others and community
  • expanded creativity and self-expression

A good way to find out if this is a fit for you is to try a drop-in class – I offer Saturday morning sessions in Somerset – or find a class elsewhere through 5Rhythms Global or the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association.