THE BENEFITS OF DRUMMING
‘Rhythm is the element which has the most intense and immediate influence on man, and it affects directly both the body and the emotions.’
One of our basic needs as human beings is to be heard and connect with others; participating in a drum circle is a perfect way to achieve this. In a drum circle it doesn’t matter what age, race or religion you are, everybody communicates using the language of rhythm. When a group of people are drumming together, even if they’ve never met before, barriers are broken down and differences transcended.
WHY DOES RHYTHM WORK?
Rhythm is natural to us; it is both within us and all around us. There is rhythm in our heart’s beat, in our breathing, and in the changing of the seasons; we live in a universe of rhythm. Unfortunately, too often it is easy to lose a sense of our own rhythm and become swept along by the demanding pulse of life. Drumming is the perfectly natural way to centre ourselves and reconnect with those around us. Collective rhythms have been used for centuries in many different cultures as a means of maintaining individual and community health and harmony. You will find that a session of drumming is relaxing, invigorating, stress relieving and great fun!