Dance is an art form that has been used as self expression for thousands of years and hasn’t changed to this day. It is the ultimate way to express and inspire people of any age and any background and I believe the most popular art form to create unity.
Dancing is a step to a healthy lifestyle. It has health benefits from increasing stamina, relieving stress, and body sculpting to name a few. But it’s also great for mental and emotional health. I feel that dance brings people together and provides them with a sense of belongingness with people that have the same interests and passion.
Dancing makes me feel calm after a busy day, as well as energised. It clears my mind and gives me a natural energy boost. I love the fact that whatever has happened during my day or week I can leave it behind as soon as I put my ballet shoes on. Dancing over the years has also definitely increased my confidence.
As a performer, going on stage in front of a live audience or camera gives you a sense of freedom and confidence. You can forget about anything that is happening in your daily life and it brings you happiness as you are only focusing on the now. Performing means you can be creative, daring and be anything that you want to be.
I dance because it makes me happy, and when I hear from people who feel inspired or encouraged to pursue their goals in dancing I get a greater sense of achievement.
In my opinion, there is no better workout than dance. You have to use every essence of your body to do it. Dancing is a full-body workout in the true sense.
It helps improve coordination, memorization, endurance, flexibility, and most importantly, it makes your heart happy, a huge difference in your overall mood, decrease stress levels, and have an ”EXTRA PEP IN YOUR STEP ”.
Keep in mind that if dance is your only form of exercise if done regularly, dance can do wonders for your body.
While you may feel pretty solid on your feet now, there’s no denying the fact that as we age, balance and coordination seriously deteriorate. It’s one of the reasons that older adults are so prone to falls. However, the ability of dancing to improve these markers of health in older folks is promising. Various studies says – people over the age of 80 years found that social dancing helped improve balance and walking speed, as well as contributing to a more stable walking pattern. Many of our daily movements (walking, climbing stairs, etc) occur in a straight plane. Dance, however, also throws in lateral and rotational movements that is why your body is never bored.
Dance not only improves agility, coordination, and balance, but also strengthens muscles that often get neglected during our routine chores, like your abs. In short Dance is a form of aerobic exercise when it comes to improving bone mass.
Dance is obviously great for adults right up the age scale, given all the mind-body perks mentioned above. But it can also be a great creative, energy-burning outlet for kids too — which is much needed in this new era of COVID-19.
Dance delays aging, improves mental sharpness because all the parts of the body communicate with each other in a synchronized manner. Each and every dance mudra’s have a neural connect and it has significant therapeutic benefits in many medical disorders too.
Dance is the only Form of Art which allows freedom of expression. That is the only reason I prefer to dance despite my hectic profession.
Author : Rekha Dubey