"Adding conscious devotional gestures to your prayer life can deepen your spiritual connection and experience."
Body prayer is a way of enhancing one’s prayer practice by adding meaningful gestures to devotional thoughts and feelings. It is applicable to all spiritual paths and religious orientations. In this five part downloadable DVD, Cynthia Hutchison, a respected teacher in the field of energy medicine, sacred geometry, and Healing Touch, brings her understanding of Body Prayer through three forms of teaching methods.
The Origins of Body Prayer
Rudolph Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy, introduced eurythmy (meaning beautiful movement) in 1912. There are artistic, therapeutic, pedagogical and devotional forms of this practice. Eurythmy is a way to integrate our soul forces of thinking, feeling and willing to create inner alignment with Truth, Beauty and Goodness, and our birth intention of LOVE. These wisdom filled sacred body gestures strengthen the etheric, or life body, of the human being.
I was introduced to Eurythmy, as a form of spiritual body movement, in 1992, while my children were attending Waldorf Schools. Over the years, body prayer has become a part of my daily spiritual practice. It has had significant effects on my physical vitality and spiritual alignment. When I started sharing my enthusiasm with various groups at conferences, I started using the term BODY PRAYER, as it was more understandable and generic.
For me, practicing body prayer deepens my connection to God. How? Because I am not just engaging my thoughts, heart and intentions, but I am also engaging my will forces, using my physical body through movement and gestures which symbolize my thoughts, feelings and intentions. In this way, we can support healing of the body, mind and soul.
RESOURCES to learn more about eurythmy
www.SophiaFoundation.org – To learn more about Choreocosmos School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance or to purchase. One of my favorite texts is Cultivating Inner Radiance and the Body of Immortality: Awakening the Soul through Modern Etheric Movement by Robert Powell, PhD (2012), Lindisfarne Books.This is a Christ-centered book.
Cynthia offers her enthusiastic and warm teaching of Body Prayer to small and large groups at retreats, conferences, spiritual gatherings and meetings.. She offers 90 minute and half day options. Hand-outs are provided to assist attendees in applying what they learn on their own. The Body Prayer DVD is also a great support to home learning and practice.
Please contact Cynthia for more information.
Universal Gestures to be Personalized Based on One’s Beliefs - Cynthia Hutchison (2016).
Available in both DVD and video download formats (90 minutes).
In this five part DVD, Cynthia Hutchison, a respected teacher in the field of energy medicine and Healing Touch, brings her understanding of Body Prayer through three teaching methods.
Overview of understanding Body Prayer, Eurythmy & the specific prayer Gestures. 1. Vowel Sounds, 2. AUM Prayer, 3. Prayer of Jabez, and 4. Hallelujah Prayer. (25:36)
Uninterrupted demonstration of the four prayers taught in the Body Prayer DVD. You can try them while watching the video (10:46).
Introduction to Body Prayer 2021 - 44 minutes
Sacred Geometry/Eurythmy Body Prayer - Expansion and Contraction
Christ, King of the Elements Body Prayer
The Hallelujah Body Prayer