Have you ever heard about Drum Circles and don’t quite know what to expect? It really is a great way to get rid of the stress of the day.
From artdrum.com…………Drum circles are happening in many places. This demonstrates the importance of establishing a rhythmaculture in our Western world. People attend these events not to become better percussionists, but to reduce stress, build community, and have fun. It is a recreational activity that engages the mind, body, and spirit. Arthur Hull, father of the modern day drum circle, developed his unique approach to facilitating drum circles in the 1980s through an observation of the need that extended beyond percussion skill development. According to Arthur, "when we drum together, it changes our relationships and helps us cope with whatever challenges life hands us."
There was a medical study done that shows Drum circles can boost the immune system! According to Dr. Bittman, “Group drumming tunes our biology, orchestrates our immunity, and enables healing to begin… When our hands connect with a drum that vibrates with our energy, vitality…and unity, we become whole again.”
Here is also a little information from the book Sacred Space…….
Drums carry the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Drums carry the spirit of life. There is an ancient saying that says, “The sun and the moon are the drumsticks playing upon Earth, bringing harmony and peace to all the Earth’s children”. The vibration of the drum is so powerful that it instantly gets energy flowing. Drums can carry you to the stars and return you to your roots.
Different drumbeats are used for different purposes. A very good drumbeat to start out with is a two-beat rhythm. This perhaps the most primal sound known to human beings. It is what you first heard when you were in the womb. This sound is the aligning and balancing of the two opposing yet harmonious forces in the universe, the yin and the yang - male and female.
The best drumming is when you get out of the way and allow yourself to be drummed - allowing a natural drumbeat to move through you. The less you think about the right drumbeat, the more the rhythmic surges from the universe can move through you.
For those if you that live in Las Vegas, I facilitate a wonderful meditative drumming circle at www.ganeshacenter.com . I would love to see you at one of our circles. I also offer private Reiki healing sessions. Namaste…..