In such a view of the dance, which in India is represented by numerous schools and traditions, stripped of coaxing disco and take on genius. In fact, in India the dance is a form of artistic expression, characterized by very strong links with the mythology and classical literature, thus becoming state of the soul that recalls the dance as an act of creation. With dancing man enters the sacred. This is also a natural human instinct which is found in prehistoric times and that connects people around the world. Everything starts with the cosmic dance of Shiva, the god of the Hindu trinity and kings of the dancers, who with his movements keeps the cosmic rhythms.
A concept that has not only religious symbolism, just think of the rhythm of the vibrations of our quartz watches that fit the rhythms of the universe. Even life is rhythm in a "trivial" hen's egg, just a few hours after fertilization was born a pulsation in the very place where, later on, beat a heart that does not exist yet: the rhythm anticipates both the organ that the embryo. For the Hindu spirituality dance from an intuitive response to a question insoluble at an intellectual level, because God has never bothered to create this gigantic universe with its billions of suns? God is not self-sufficient? For a game, a dance. Since neither the game nor the dance in need of justification, they are self-sufficient.
So the dance is transformed into sacred experience, a ritualistic art form, a divine gift to humanity, that humanity itself practice to please the divine. The mythological story goes that the Natya Shastra is the fifth Veda, called for this reason also Natya Veda. In the form of Nataraja he is beautifully represented in the pose with the left leg raised and the left foot shows the path of salvation, while under the right foot is a dwarf, the symbol of the ego and its limits, whose "smallness "characterizes its small size. The right hand with the palm facing the observer, in the mudra called "pataka" to protect the devotees, the left is in a mudra called "kari", similar to the mudra "dola", which means "I AM HERE". The other right hand holds a small drum, a symbol of passing time, the pace of life and in the left hand there is a flame, that is the creative energy and purifying force.