Exactly one year, four months and 18 days ago, March 7th 2020 was the day I did my last drum circle. Had I known that I’ll not get to do what I absolutely love doing for nearly 17 months, I’d have cherished every moment more mindfully and would have enjoyed that session a little more. Oh and how I missed facilitating drum circles in all those months. The beats, rhythm and most importantly, the joy, contentment and smiles on the faces of the participants. But finally, after a really, really long wait, I facilitated a session this week. 

Trying to explain what it felt like would be like trying to write about a chef cooking after years or a sculptor touching clay after much longing, this is also a process of creation afterall and a creator away from their creation is incomplete to say the least so I when I finally stepped into that sacred circle after so long, everything I’ve been missing came back to me at once. To be completely honest, I was nervous, excited and a little scared as well before starting the session. Having all the thoughts like, ‘What if I can’t handle the group?’ ‘Or what if I’ve forgotten how to do what I’ve loved doing?’ But as soon as I entered the circle, my body just knew what to do, words came out of my mouth as if I’d memorised them just the night before and the rhythm, it was all over. And that reminded me about something I’ve read once, the fact that we think only our brain has memory but what we don’t realise is that our body has memory too. It remembers information just like our brain does and I was fortunate to experience first hand in this Drum Circle, yet another healing aspect of this fabulous activity.  The whole experience felt like it was just yesterday when I did my last drum circle. 

On top of all of the aforementioned aspects, seeing children, adults and grandparents all in the same session, their hearts dancing and their hands just not letting go of the drums was one of the most healing experiences I’ve had in a long time. I wish to keep doing it even if it’s everyday and I hope that the magic never fades. 

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-Aman Joshi
Taal Inc. Drum Circle Facilitator