Mental & Emotional Benefits of Dancing
Incredible as it may sound dancing improves your body as much mentally as it does physically – and maybe even more. Dancing is essential to inner happiness and harmony and salsa if one form of dance that offers all the magic and intense passion life can offer.
Invigorating Salsa nights are hosted all over Harrogate:
Is it endorphins, mindfulness, or simple fun? Experts around the world prove that dancing lowers levels of stress hormones and significantly
lowers levels of depression.
Counteracting the onset of depression
Depression affects about 121 million people worldwide. Finding an affordable , non-intrusive and effective treatment is an absolute must for society, not just on an individual level but also on a macro level where we are seeing depression impacting on productivity and as a srpingboard to further illnesses.
What better way to combat these effects than dancing!?
Naturally dancing comes with so many other benefits like improved cardiovascular function, increased body strength, improved balance and posture, enhanced agility and
coordination, as well as boosting your self esteem and confidence.
An antidote to aging – Just like Tai Chi but with more zazzle!
Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies in the U.S show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and proprioception held in the cerebellum. Through regular exercise that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximise their brain function. (source: Salseros LA
Learning salsa requires you to focus attention and be fully present in the moment, much like the practice of yoga. Salsa is unique in that you must maintain constant awareness and connection with your partner.
This mindful focus can switch off the negative thought patterns associated with stress and depression. In a related study, dancing Salsa reduced cortisol, the hormone associated with stress. Dancing with a partner to music has more positive effects than dancing alone or moving with a partner without music.
Research also suggests that freestyle partner dancing may offer the best benefit
of all. So get your salsa shoes on and step up to the beat.
Thanks to Salseros LA