"To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy."
One person I miss so much is Gabrielle Roth, and wanted to remember her here. To Gabrielle, author of Sweat Your Prayers, physical movement is the key to unlocking the spirit. I'm sad when I see some of the great teachers of my time leave, and Gabrielle Roth was one of them, a teacher of dance as meditation,healing and self discovery, and creator of the 5Rhythms movement practice. She passed away on October 22, 2012.
To see a beautiful movie about Gabrielle Roth and her work:
Here's one of the most beautiful songs I ever heard,
"For A Dancer" by Jackson Browne: