Eurythmy: A Modern Healing Art of Sacred Dance and Mindful Movement

By Cynthia Hoven

This article is part one of the series “Why Eurythmy is Important“. To read part two link HERE.  To read part three link HERE.

Human beings have been dancing since the beginning of time. We have danced to celebrate births and deaths, the changes of the life and the changes of the seasons. We have danced to placate the gods and to pray to them for strength, protection and bounty. Through the ancient practices of sacred dances, humanity understood how to connect to the guidance of the starry worlds and the circling stars and how to harmonize our energy with theirs. By embodying cosmic-earthly harmony, we could find our way through the pathways of life. The ancient sacred arts of all kinds have faded into traditions in our modern age. Fascinated by and submerged into the material world, we all too often lose our connections to the very forces that made us.

Human beings of the present age have an urgent need to learn to move again in harmony with the creative forces that made us, to integrate body, soul and spirit. The stresses of the fast-paced life of our time, the challenges of food and environmental allergies, the over-intellectual emphasis of our age take a constant toll on our health and well being.

At the same time, we modern human being feel a profound urge to engage in personal work. Untold thousands—-perhaps millions of people are now looking for spiritual paths that can give meaning and direction to their lives. People everywhere are meditating, doing self-exploration and conscious-raising studies, practicing yoga and tai chi.

Eurythmy has a valuable contribution to make in this journey of the modern seeker…

Because of its deep insights into the human condition, eurythmy can be a powerful practice for people who want to take their spiritual life to the next level.

The movements of eurythmy are beautiful and natural: nothing is contrived or artificial. Each gesture springs directly from the powers of the open heart, and finds expression in the body. Eurythmy is done with full consciousness, as it appropriate for the present age. Eurythmy doesn’t offer trances or ecstasy, or escapes from the present life. It strengthens the inner power of soul to be able to mature and know what it means to be truly present.

The human body is a wonderful and sacred creation. Eurythmy does not harden the body, does not build muscle mass, does not treat it as a purely sensual or sexual delight, but brings grace, harmony and beauty to it.

The movements of eurythmy are all alive as etheric patterns and meaning-filled gestures. This means that they draw directly from the powers of life! Eurythmy understands the relationship of the human being to the sacred earth, to nature, and to the sun and the moon and the stars. Its movements are in harmony with these. Indeed, the deeper a eurythmist enters into his or her practice, the more these powers are revealed. The eurythmist can align his or her heart with the heart of the universe and draw strength, meaning and inspiration from these.

For all these reason, I wish to make it possible for everyone to be able to create a personal eurythmy practice. By aligning your mind with the spirit, your heart with your movements, your body with the life-giving forces of the etheric fields of life, your spiritual-physical journey can be changed.

Of course, the best possible experiences of eurythmy can be had in live classes, with personal teachers and with other classmates. Your eurythmy experience will be magnified beautifully when you learn to move and create in harmony with other people, when you learn to connect with others and move in the etheric realms together. For these reasons, I urge you to also take advantage of every opportunity to attend public classes. But until then, here you will find what you need to begin your own eurythmy practice.

If you are looking for this modern path of sacred dance and mindful movement, begin here!

The Avicenna Connection

The Avicenna Institute and are happy to bring you a collection of eurythmy exercises specially collected for your personal healing.

Your Curriculum

The Avicenna Eurythmy Curriculum Package includes twelve instructional videos with accompanying pdf documents. Also included are three videos to tell you how to begin your practice and the mood to cultivate for maximum focus and mindfulness.

Each video is about ten minutes long. You will be encouraged to watch it long enough to understand and internalize the exercise, and then to turn off the computer and work in your own silence. This stillness is essential for you to be able to internalize your own power!

For more details on this course visit the course description page HERE.

Welcome to your eurythmy journey!

To learn more about the spiritual aspects of eurythmy and to learn more exercises, visit, or contact me at

Also, don’t forget that the Earthschooling Curriculum comes with eurythmy exercises for your students suitable for their age.



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