Dancing is a whole lot of fun; you get to move your body along to the rhythm of music that you love. It’s like a full bodied sensation of music which doubles as a great form of exercise since there’s a lot of physical movement involved – you can really get a good work out from an hour of dancing. Asides from being fun and exercise, dancing can also be pretty therapeutic for your mental and emotional health.
Have you ever heard a song from your childhood that instantly made you feel really good and like dancing? This happens because that song takes you back to a happier time and instantly, you feel happy again, even if for a fleeting moment – that’s the power of music that keeps dance therapists in business.
Dance therapy will help you express those difficult emotions that you just can’t put into words. Think about it, when you look at some one dancing, you can kind of feel what they’re feeling. Through movement, you can express things that you don’t know how to express and when you do it in front of a few people in the same boat as you, you feel really accomplished and good about yourself too!
The exercise aspect of dancing can also help you mentally as well. When a person exercises, their bodies release endorphins that help relief mental stress and elevate depression. This is why some people instantly feel energized after a dance or two. When you’re dancing with dance therapists, you’re guided in a way that you shed your stress even more than you would otherwise. Many depressed and anxious people have poor self-esteems that improve after these dance therapy sessions as well.