6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry
Drumming is as fundamental a form of human expression as speaking, and likely emerged long before humans even developed the capability of using the lips, tongue and vocal organs as instruments of communication.
To understand the transformative power of drumming you really must experience it, which is something I have had the great pleasure of doing now for over twenty years. Below is one of the circles I helped organize in Naples Florida back in 2008, which may give you a taste of how spontaneous and immensely creative a thing it is (I’m the long haired ‘hippie’ with the gray tank top drumming like a primate in the background). Consider that there is no ‘leader,’ no practice, no pre-scripted rhythm. Everyone, naturally, falls into sync and both the drummers and dancers end up spontaneously manifesting eerily complex and harmonious rhythms for hours on end, often without stopping. The carthartic potential of these circles is immense, and often result in a feeling of deep connection to self, other, the Earth, and what can only be explained as a kind of ecstatic openness to Life itself