“Dance is the hidden language of the soul & the body”, is a true saying.
Dance is freedom as every move frees you from the walls built around you, daily stress, and negative vibes. Not only that, dancing also keeps you fit and flexible and is considered a great form of exercise all across the world. In today’s hush and rush of life people do not have the time to take care of themselves and the result is lifestyle diseases that harm your mind and body in many ways.
Be it the pump-up energy of Bhangra, fusion zest of hip-hop style, rhythmic beats of salsa dance or any other dance form; you just cannot miss the chance to dance. This International Dance Day, let’s have a look at the many benefits of Dance.
1. Memory Booster
“Life is better when you dance”, is completely apt when it comes to boosting your memory. Yes, you heard that right! As dancing require you to remember many steps and sequences, your brain power is boosted, which helps you to improve your memory. This is one of the positive aspects of exercising that the levels of chemicals in your brain encourage nerve cells to grow and dancing is one of them.
2. Improve Flexibility
Dancing is a fantastic form of exercise and is one of the reasons to keep your body flexible. One of the important aspects of dancing is stretching and that is why it is recommended to follow it before and after the dancing session to get most out of your movements and to avoid injury. As the time passes by, the increased flexibility will show a wider range of motion and dancing will become much easier.
3. Better Balance
“Dance is a conversation between body & soul”, is a true saying. When it comes to balancing; Dancing is the best choice. So, if you have balancing problems or are afraid to fall when you get older, then there are some dance lessons that will help you ease your worries. While dancing, you need to be able to maintain a strong center for gravity, which increases flexibility, strength, improves your posture, balance, and spatial awareness.
4. Reduce Stress
“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet”, is a true saying. If you are feeling tensed or stressed, then turn up the music and do some tango. Dancing is a stress buster activity, which makes your body fully immersed in that moment, focused on the music and your surroundings. Being around friends and dancing to your favourite music can also help you focus on the moment you are in and aid in reducing the amount of cortisol (hormone that is associated with stress), lowering your stress and tension levels.
5. Help your Heart
Dance your heart out as it will only lead to happiness and a healthy heart. Especially, if you have a cardiovascular disease, then it is a great activity for you. People with heart failure take up waltz dance form to improve their heart health, breathing and quality of life. You will notice an increase in your stamina, your heart rate will remain steady longer and you will not have the feeling of out of breadth as the condition of your heart and lung improves.
This is not the end of the list, there are many benefits of dancing that add to your overall health, so, you don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing!