Discover Biodanza, its principles, applications and extensions.
“Biodanza is a human integration system of organic renewal, of affective re-education, and of re-learning of the life primordial functions. Its application consists in leading vivencias through music, singing, integral body movements and group encounter situations”. Rolando Toro 2002. (Academic definition of Biodanza)
“Biodanza is a system that accelerates integrative processes at the cellular, immune, metabolic, neuro-endocrino and existential level by providing enriched environment including selected music, integrative movement, cares and group interactions”. Rolando Toro 2009. (Last updated definition).
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The Biodanza integration process is carried out through the stimulation of primordial functions connected to life that allows every single person to be integrated with himself, with species and universe.
That is made possible by special conditions of integrative trance. These experiences allow cells reparation and global regulation of biological function processes, reducing stress and disorganization factors.
It is the ability to establish relationships with other human beings.
Learn to listen to yours instincts. The instinct is an inborn hereditary behavior, that does not need to be learn and shows itself through specific stimuli whose aim is to preserve life and allow its evolution.
It is a human experience lived with great intensity here and now that spread over all existence. These vivencias are integrative as they have harmonic effects by themselves. Vivencias in Biodanza are directed towards stimulate vitality, sexuality, creativity, affectivity and transcendence (Lines of Vivencia).
The Biocentric Principle finds its inspiration in the intuition of a universe organized in function of life and it consists in a proposal of reformulation of cultural values whose referent is the respect for life.
Biocentric Principle proposes the strengthening of life and the expression of its evolutive powers. From this point of view, Biodanza is poetical of human being, based on universal laws that conserves and lets the evolution of life. Every action of Biodanza are oriented in accord with the deep and touching phenomenon of life.
Biodanza uses a vivencia methodology. Giving more importance to the real experience than the verbal information, it allows to start the internal transformation without the intervention of repression mental processes.
Let’s attend to the visionary thought of Albert Schweitzer: “thinking about life I feel the obligation to respect every will of life around me, to be like my life”.
The Biocentric Principle focus its attention in a universe conceived as a living system. The kingdom of life is more than vegetables, animals and human beings. All the existing things, from neutrino to quasar, from stone to the keener thought, is part of prodigious living system.
According to the Biocentric Principle the universe exists in order to make life to exist and not the contrary.
To study the applications and the extensions of Biodanza it is necessary to be a Biodanza Teacher.
Biodanza Applications for Specific Groups
Biodanza Applications for Specific Groups in the clinical area
It is a proposal of Rolando Toro in the area of the philosophy of the education where life is the centre of any reflection and it sees the man as a “relational, ecological and cosmic” one. This kind of image of man can be acquired by the development of affectivity, the amplification of perception and by the ethic consciousness expansion. Rolando Toro has created Biodanza as a mediator system for the application of Biocentric Education in various human groups.
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