Achieve balance, connect to Spirit, and tap into the sacred power of dance with 365 daily movement meditations.
CARLA STALLING WALTER has a PhD in Dance History and Theory and has written 7 books, including Dance, Consumerism and Spirituality. She is a board member at the San Francisco Zen Center, a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto, a member of the Sacred Dance Guild, and founder and CEO of Dance in the Spirit, LLC, a company that provides retreats and workshops on sacred dance meditation at locations across the globe. Walter has spent more than 30 years working with others to help them with spiritual development using sacred dance.
This is a tour de force of insight and celebration of the sacred, a
companion you will want by your side throughout the year. Not only
does Dr. Walter guide us through the movements of the body, from
the sacred dance posture to breathing, but she feeds our minds with
the origins and root meanings of the dance we practice day by day,
spanning the world and time, from Jewish mystics to ancestral
Egyptians to Indigenous Iberians and more. She guides our
meditation and, importantly, shares with us the ways we can carry
on the ecstasy, knowledge, or spirituality we feel in movement to
embrace our own humanity and the wider world. This book is
--Mary Jo McConahay, author of The Tango War and Maya Roads More than a set of instructions for body movement, dance has been transformed by masterful Carla into an ecstatic embodiment of rhythm, mysticism, myth, and meaning. Daily reflections involve the whole body, mind, and spirit.
--Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, Unity Minister and author of Divine Audacity As a seeker and as a long-time practitioner of movement meditation, I found myself captivated by this meticulously crafted book. If you wish to live, as Dr. Carla describes it, in the 'temple of unlimited joy, ' she and the opus before you will be your guiding star to making 'elation a way of life.'
--Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangra-La