Life is stressful for some of us, and the modern world can be experienced as chaotic and scary sometimes resulting with people feeling like they just don’t fit into it very well.
Dance is known to be an innovative and successful form of stress management.
What I know, is that it takes a lot of courage and self-reflection to improve my life and to contribute to others. What I am acutely aware of is that dance is known to be an innovative and successful form of stress management. Previous research indicates that Biodanza is able to increase well-being and personal resources and prevent stress.
A Biodanza program is an effective stress management strategy for workforces. Biodanza is known to have a positive effect on perceived stress and depression and demonstrates how artistic, collaborative, and psychophysical interventions are an effective means of preventing and managing these problems in our daily lives and in our workplace.
Psychological benefits from completing a course in Biodanza over 10 week period are the reductions in stress and psychosomatic complaints, immunological benefits, and improved social abilities, ‘especially the ability to enjoy all activities of social life’.
Participants were able to see improvements in all of the following areas:-
Improved offensive problem-solving strategies,
Levels of innovation and creativity increased
Improved anger regulation,
Less fear of contact,
More Optimism and relaxed attitude.
Improved psychological health
Biodanza exercises directly stimulated the sympathetic nervous system and the limbic-hypothalamic system in a natural, positive and healthy way
By using music and movement, Biodanza exercises directly stimulated the sympathetic nervous system and the limbic-hypothalamic system in a natural, positive and healthy way, thus inducing harmony, unity, fluidity, plenitude. This counterbalances the excessive negative impacts on the system from stress, anxiety, depression.
What are you waiting for?
So really what are you waiting for? Do join us as we dance to improve our lives for ourselves, those we already know and love, and those we are yet to meet. It has to start with us,
No-one can do this for us, it is down to us to take personal responsibility with the help of our companions, one step at a time.
Blog post originally written here >>>https://shakelondon.co.uk/blog/2019/12/10/effects-of-biodanza-on-stress-depression-and-sleep-quality