Of course, dancing feels great for your body as you move around the dance floor, but can it really help and improve your mental health too? You bet! Dancing improves brain functions on a variety of different levels, which enhances our mental and emotional state of mind. In fact, dance has become a tried and tested method of therapy for those with various mental illnesses, which speaks volumes on just how powerful the positive effects of dancing on your mental state really are.
Here are some ways in which dance can impact your mental state and make you feel great!
Contributes To Overall Sense Of Happiness
When you engage in any form of exercise, endorphins are released into your body, which are the ‘feel good’ hormones that make you feel amazing after a workout. But with dance, your body and mind get to enjoy the combination of exercise, music, and fun. So naturally, you get a boost of both endorphins and adrenaline to achieve the ultimate ‘dancer’s high.’ This enhances your mood and contributes to your overall sense of happiness.
Allows You To Release Tension And Express Yourself
Another wonderful aspect surrounding the form of dance is that there are so many different styles of dance you can choose from. And no matter what you choose, the fundamental backbone of dancing includes passion and expression. This allows many people with pent-up emotions to release tension, express their feelings in a healthy manner, and express their own individuality and creativity.
The positive effects of dance on your mental state aren’t only temporary – there are long-term benefits too. Dancing enables the mind to learn quickly, improve coordination and practice the art of discipline in order to achieve your goals. Being able to look back and see your own development and process from when you first began is always a great feeling of achievement. And this doesn’t just end when you leave the dance floor – it gets carried with you throughout your daily life to give you the tools and confidence that you need to achieve your goals in life.
The best part about dancing is that anyone can do it, anywhere they choose. It’s one of the best ways to shake out any of those pent up feelings while shedding excess weight and feeling good. When you’re ready to leap into the wonderful world of dance, Greta Leeming Studio offers a variety of classes – from beginner to advanced – to help you along your journey. Reach out to us today to get started!