All in Dance

I rack my brain, scouring for the crumbs of inspiration that might remain from my last creative outburst, but there is nothing. No muse, no genius, no sudden epiphanies. And so I stare at the blank canvas that is the hardwood floor. It awaits my new ideas, and I have a sinking feeling I will let it down.

I didn't begin practicing meditation with the intention of applying the principles to my dancing. However, over the last year, meditation has had the greatest impact on my growth as an artist. Sounds like a bold claim -- especially since stillness is the opposite of movement -- but hear me out. The key benefits have come from...