Video: The mystical and meditative dance of Sufism
Scientists say ritual tends to focus on the mind, blocking out sensory perception Photograph: (WION)
Sufism is a mystical Islamic practice to find the truth of divine love & knowledge that originated in around the 9th and 10th centuries. The most popular known tradition of Sufism is Sufi Whirling. From symbolic clothing to the unique body movements, everything about this dance has deep symbolism attached to it.