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Dancing for Self-Care

Dancing is an integral part of human expression. From the early years of mankind, we see examples of primitive men and women moving to music to celebrate good news, happy life events or simply, to reflect and communicate joy.

In today’s strange standstill world, dance can bring us myriad benefits by way of comfort and release, at the same time optimizing our physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Research has consistently proven that dancing can be a useful cardio-based exercise , if done regularly. It lowers heart rates and blood pressure, and with time can lead to weight-loss, improved agility and better motor co-ordination. Dance also has a positive impact on cognitive functioning, keeping your mind alert and sharp as much as it does your body.

Most importantly, dance has a significant contribution on mental and emotional health. The act of dancing provides a release for stress and anxiety; leading to increased confidence and lower likelihood of conditions such as depression. Endorphins (the happy hormones of the body) surge during dance, uplifting the dancer’s mood instantly.

We all know that feeling, of getting lost in the music, existing purely in that moment, when we dance. We find a sense of freedom in our own body’s rhythms, even when enclosed in an indoor space – something we are all struggling with, during the ongoing global lockdown. Dance can offer you a much-needed escape from the pressures of the world. It provides a perfect balance of improved mind, body and soul: whatever shape you are, whatever form you practice it – dance, dance, dance and you will feel better than before! Under the current circumstances, you can even dance from the comfort of your own home by enrolling for our online courses.