The purpose of Tandava is to open the body-mind
system, melting the body in a deep relaxation, making it
permeable to emotions. The emotions can then freely flow
without being stuck and repeated over and over. Over time
the deep listening can bring an expansion of sensation to
fuse with space, creating a dance with the universe.
Tandava, the mystical tantric dance is the
spontaneous, slow and fluid movement of the body in space,
generated by the conscious breath.
The body moves spontaneously through the subtle exploration
of physical sensations; both contracted areas and soft, spacious
In this way the body becomes more receptive and the senses
opened. Curiosity, deep listening to the sensations and the
willingness to let the body move in its full potential are
developed in this practice from the Kaula tantric tradition.
Openness is bodily openness, muscular relaxation, heart
openness as opposed to hiding behind some emotional wall,
and spiritual openness, which is actually feeling so fully
into the moment that there's no separation between you and
the entire moment.
~ David Deida