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The Benefit of Dance

Maybe you have experienced something like the following.
There was one incident that makes you very angry.
So angry, so you will not be able to say a word.
You just keep quiet.
Without your awareness, a few days later, you feel unwell.
Dizziness, weakness, lazy to do any activity.
Emotions can indeed be saved, even long after the trigger event to appear.
When emotions are not channeled, levels will rise and cause frustration, anxiety, anger, self-destructive behaviors, and even disease.
How emotions are expressed? Indeed the words is only one way to express feelings.
The body has a 'vocabulary' itself that causes it is able to 'talk' before you remove the words.
In fact, often gestures or body language seem more 'honest' than words in expressing your true self.
One of the body movements that can express emotion is the dance.
Move your body freely, such as dancing, are believed to 'cure' your emotional state that may have been 'disturbed'.
Uniting the body and emotions In addition to express emotion, dance has utilized a variety of ethnic peoples to tell the story or fairy tale life, treat illness, celebrate important events, and maintain social ties.
On the other hand, psychiatric experts believe that dancing can reduce the problems of mental and emotional because there is a relationship between emotions and body.
Being tense muscles and body movement is one of them stunted.
Conversely, what happens to the physical can affect the attitudes and emotions, both positive and negative.
Dance moves to 'heal' in various ways.
Moving in a group can make individuals regardless of isolation, creating social ties and emotional strength, and evoke feelings of pleasure are among the others.
Rhythmic moves Dance as a therapy is a combination between modern dance and psychiatry.
Originators is the Marian Chace (1896 -1970).
She studied dance in New York, the United States before finally establishing studios in Washington, DC in '30.
Known for her dancing classes always provide the opportunity for students to express, communication, and interact in groups.
Therefore, many psychiatrists in Washington who sends his patients there.
In the mid '40 Chace began to give lectures and will relieve stiff muscles, relieve anxiety, and increased energy.
Spontaneously moves to the accompaniment of music will help individuals to learn to recognize and trust their impulses.
You will be aware of the barriers that exist in themselves and fear to express themselves.
Moving creatively to help the demonstration.
Gradually the other dancers to follow in his footsteps professional, which uses dance to help people with emotional problems, mental and physical.
Gradually the dance therapy gain professional recognition.
In 1966 Chace helped to establish the American Dance Therapy Association and became its first president.
To this day the association has approximately 1200 members in 46 states and 20 countries around the world.
raises self-expression and create new ways of thinking and acting.
"So, with dancing, all emotions can be channeled.
The term catharsis," said dr.
Martina Wiwie Nasrun, SpKJ of Psychiatry Section FKUI-RSCM.
The concept that says that the body, mind, and feelings related to each other eventually gave birth to 'dance therapy'.
According to the American Dance Therapy Association, dance therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to unify one's emotional and physical.
For physical, dance therapy provides benefits such as fitness dance therapy on other benefits - Improve body image, self-confidence, and communication skills - Reduce stress, fear, anxiety, feeling isolated, tension, chronic pain, and depression increases the body's circulatory system function and respiratory - Assist the handling of learning disabilities, visual and hearing disorders, mental disability, and dementia - Help cure brain injury, arthritis, amputation, stroke, cancer, and other physical illnesses, generally, that is healthier, fitter, increase body coordination, and muscle are formed properly.
For emotions, therapy can help create a sense of excitement and confidence and help explore the anger, frustration, and sadness that may be very difficult to express verbally.
In addition, dance therapy is also effective for improving body image and communication skills.
For mental, this therapy can improve cognitive abilities, motivation, and memory.
Dance therapy programs can also be directed to some specific problems.
For example, to help alleviate the stress suffered by a person.
The therapist will first observe the patient's body reaction to stress.
Then, explore specific movement techniques to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and deepen breathing.
Dance therapy is to help people with stress or depression.
Especially if he did enjoy the dance.
Basically, people with depression should have a hobby.
Could be anything.
That way, will improve mood, because he felt happy, "says Martina.
Treatment of social dance is therapy, which belong to the non pharmacology therapy.
And because it is an alternative therapy, dance therapy is only suitable for certain individuals who just love dancing.
Those who do not be forced to participate like to dance therapy.
Maybe you can look for other therapies such as music therapy.
The dancing potential Ballroom dancing (and all kinds of dance in pairs) will burn 200-300 calories per hour or equal to brisk walking.
Other fitness benefits: improve posture and train the entire body.
You can select the types of dance in accordance with the desire and ability, such as: classic ballroom: waltz, tango.
The steps are more easily done in Latin dance: mambo, salsa, cha-cha.
His movements were quick, a lot of circular motion, the whole body moves, and many tiptoe foot swing.
Varied, from slow motion and romantic to spin and 'pump up' heart.

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