If you love to dance, most likely you know well its mood enhancing benefit. Dance is uplifting and refreshes our spirits. Also, dance helps manage depression and prevent premature aging in our body mind and spirit. Dancing is a natural anti-aging treatment you can practice (almost) anywhere.
When we dance regularly, we stay young and enjoy:
- Increased flexibility
- Greater body awareness
- Stronger muscles and bone
- Better balance
- Improved posture
- Sharper memory
- Less depression and fatigue
- Boosted self-confidence
- More energy
- Social engagement
- The healing powers of touch
Dance benefits do not stop there – dancing can also help heal trauma and prevent unnecessary disease.
Dancing instruction began as a therapy class in the U.S. during the 1940’s to help World War II Vets process and heal psychological trauma. Many times when there are deep-seated traumas and emotional pain, there are no words to express or convey the pain – even to ourselves. Creativity allows for processing and expressing emotions without the limitations of words.
It’s necessary to express pain or it remains unresolved leaving residues or blocks in the body, mind or heart. These blocks increase stress and can develop from discomfort to disease. When we practice expressive creative therapies, stress is naturally reduced allowing the clearing away of pain (blocks). This way w prevent unnecessary discomfort and disease, manage and heal existing conditions.
Among the many conditions that benefit from creative therapies are addictive behaviors, trauma, depression, heart disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. As an on-going mindful practice, creativity is a healthy holistic way to prevent, heal or manage health.
Creative Expression Therapies are Anti-Aging
When you practice creativity, music, art or dance, you are practicing a natural health remedy that is also an anti-aging treatment. Dancing, in particular, has the added benefits of helping you build better mobility, coördination, and balance while stimulating the mind and engaging us socially. These are all important markers of youth and factors for living healthy with clear minds, and happy hearts.
Many dances include a partner, and with that there is a deeper healing benefit from the embrace. Tango dancer and teacher, Angeles Chanaha says there is power in the well-known Tango embrace. “When two hearts are beating as one with two bodies moving as one, coherence is created between mind and body. (It is) like a dancing meditation, providing a safe place to explore your emotions and thoughts as well as to express the full range of your sensuality and eventually even heal your body.”
When you dance the Tango, the embrace is deep, and trust develops gradually and gently with carefully guided stops and starts. The dance is like a story of life and relationships. If you want to learn the Tango or Creative Expression Therapies for fun or to heal and process your emotions, contact me at email@example.com for more information.