The “Tango Moment”- Tango Samadhi
The ‘Tango Moment’ – that indescribable moment that dancers seek, few find, and once attained is never forgotten. It is said to simply ‘happen’ under the right conditions, in a moment of magic in which all levels of the dance, and all aspects of the dancers (mental, emotional, physical, and etheric bodies) are united. Of it dancers say: Time stops. It is to be both ”not there” yet fully aware and activated. One is “absent” and yet hyper-present at the same time. It is an experience of complete unity with self, partner, music, all present, and all that is.
This melding of brain waves and nervous systems in deep tango entrainment makes possible entrance into a state that is known in the vedic arts as samhadi. Samhadi is defined as non-dualistic state of consciousness when the mind is completely still and in which there is no experienced difference between subject and object. It is a state where subject and object, thought and form, desire and manifestation are one.
Tango can be understood as an exercise in directing the flow of kundalini through each dancer’s system, and through the resonant circular system of the couple through the embrace. The “Tango Moment” can be understood as the product of complete entrainment of the mental, emotional, physical and energetic bodies of the dancers leading to attainment of unity within the system / couple.