As Muslims, Sufis offer the five daily prayers prescribed by Islam. The ritual of prayer is another form of dhikr Allah, or remembrance of God, and plays an important role in developing a rhythmic quality to life.
The words and bodily positions of the prayer - standing, bending at the waist (ruku), kneeling and prostrating (sajda) – are repeated in rhythmic patterns, which stimulate energy within the body.
This rhythmic quality helps put seekers in touch with the energy flows that surround them and engender psychological and physical balance. Like many Sufi practices , prayer is an evolving experience.