Beginner Level One Training

Bhumi Pranam

The word Bhumi denotes Mother Earth. Bhumi Pranam means Salutations to Mother Earth. It is used at the start and finish of every Odissi dance practice.
We salute Mother earth at the beginning of the dance seeking permission to stomp upon her in creating our dance. We repeat the Bhumi Pranam to thank her at the end of our practice for allowing us to do so.

Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.