The Benefits of Dance for the Mind, Body & Soul

The Benefits of Dance for the Mind, Body & Soul

Dancing has always been a part of my life and as I get older, my relationship to it, deepens. You don’t have to be a professional dancer to use dance as a release. You can do it anywhere, you don’t need any equipment, and there are so many health benefits! 

Dancing for just 30 mins can burn more than 300 calories! That’s as much as an easy run or swim. When you dance, your heart rate goes up which improves cardiovascular health, increases stamina, and strengthens your bones and muscles. You release a lot of energy which in turn will help relax you and help you get a deeper, longer sleep.
 
So, put on your favorite song and give your body permission to move to the music. Don’t think about it, just do what feels good…Dancing has no rules which can help spark your artistic side improving your creativity!
 
Now let’s talk about what dance does for our mind….
 
Dance can be used as a tool of therapeutic expression and social anxiety therapy. While you are dancing around in your living room, your body releases endorphins into your bloodstream which makes us feel happy and relaxed! It also reduces levels of the stress hormone, cortisol which can help fight depression and anxiety. 
 
And finally, we’ve all heard “Music soothes the soul!” Music stimulates so many parts of the brain and emotions to a rate that it can lower blood pressure and heart rate. When music is combined with moving your body I truly believe our soul is at its happiest! So…..see ya on the dance floor!!

Sarah xo 

Sarah Shell divides her time between Los Angeles and Ojai California. She has had a professional dance career for over 15 years that included world tours, commercials and television productions.

Being a dancer, she has always practiced Pilates to stay strong and in shape. As a certified Pilates instructor since 2009, Sarah has been teaching her own style of Pilates that combines components of dance to develop a long, lean, and toned body. She is committed to helping her clients look and feel their best.

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WHY MIRANDA LOVES TO DANCE

“I love to put on a good playlist and dance! Whether it’s playing music while cooking dinner, dancing around the house with the kids or signing to karaoke on girls night, music soothes my soul. When I’m dancing, I feel free.” – Miranda

MIRANDA'S TOP 5 SONGS TO DANCE TO:

  • I Got U – Duke Durmont
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
  • Shoop – Salt-N-Peppa
  • We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
  • Good for You – Selena Gomez

GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON!

To celebrate the International Day of Dance we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of all our favorite songs to get up and dance to which including Miranda’s. 

Check out the playlist on Spotify here. Enjoy! 💃🏻

And remember to dance like no one's watching!

KORA Organics
xxx

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