Dance: Embrace the Positivity
Do you feel demotivated or empty or do you miss your old self? We totally understand the stress of working under pressure, studying the whole day to improve your grades, or taking care of your family 24*7. But do you know, this high level of stress is not good for your physical and mental health. The key fact is that your mental health is equally as important as physical health. Through this blog, we want to highlight the ways to bring the positivity in your life (it’s time to forget “the blues” and embrace the positivity). There are many ways to bring out the positivity like meditation, yoga, traveling and listening to music. But have you ever considered dancing?
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There are various mental benefits of dance on both physical and psychological aspects. Dance is a great way to exercise and get your mind off from your daily life. Interestingly, there are various forms of dance like aerobics, Zumba, ballet or you can enroll for salsa classes with your partner (also strengthens the relationship with your partner).
Benefits of Dance in Mental Health
1. Improves your mood
Dance therapy reduces the symptoms and signs of anxiety and depression.
2. Reduce stiffness and pain
Dance therapy also decreases the pain and stiffness in the body. It makes the body flexible.
3. Boost muscle strength and aerobic power
Dance steps provide strength to the muscles and boost aerobic power.
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4. Keeps mind sharp
Dance therapy sharpens your memory (as you start to remember all the steps) and improves your memory and creativity.
5. Improves your breathing
You adjust dance steps according to the tone (fast or slow) of the music which reduces the breathing issues and heart-related disorders.
6. Reduces stress
Dance activates the stress-relieving stems which makes you feel good. Dance therapy makes you optimistic and calm.
7. Social bonding
Dance therapy lights the brain pathways and creates a strong bonding with co-dancers which establishes unity and oneness.
8. Improves brain functioning
Dance therapy focuses on emotional expression and body movement which helps in the fades away the depressive symptoms.
9. Reduces the chances of neurological disorders
Dance movement therapy improves the transmission of chemicals and stabilizes the mental health.
10. Reduces dizziness
Dance keeps you fresh and motivated. Dance movements improve cognitive and cerebral though the process. Dance conditions the body and lessens the chances of dizziness.
11. Increases confidence and self-esteem
Dance therapy improves psychological wellbeing, which results in an improved social life.
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Try to enjoy the moment!
It might be very difficult for you to make time for dancing from your busy schedules. But, if you really want to enjoy life and shed the past, you must try to dance as a form of exercise and meditation. Try Zumba or Aerobics or any dance style which makes you groove!!!
Key Fact: While dancing, the body releases various mood-improving chemicals. These chemicals help in the improvement of mental health, dance sessions are helpful in reducing depression.
Once you start dancing every day, your concentration will not wander and will remain in the present because at that moment you will be focusing on implementing different dance moves and will start enjoying the moment. To experience the present, focus on dancing correctly so that you can enjoy the pleasure of meditative state. If you want to enjoy life at fullest and live in present, start practicing a dance to embrace the positivity and feel the mental benefits of dance in real.
Dance is not all about burning calories every time, it also helps in reducing stress and anxiety. Also, dancing is fun and has various mental benefits. Hope this article activated your inner dancer!!!
If you think dance brings positivity in your life, we are happy to hear from you. Please share your views in the comment section or you can also share your story through the “Share Story” section.
Keep dancing! Stay Positive!
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