08 November, 2008

Dance for fun.





Can you spot me in the above pictures?

Past full week, I have been partying hard. And I am loving it. There is a whole group of people in Delhi who have formed various salsa clubs. They are fun loving and die hard salsa fans. The lights are dim, the music is pulsing and couples are circling the dance floor. Besides Salsa, we also do Merengue. There are two more awesome dance forms that need mention here- Bachata and Zouk. These are very close and sensual dance forms.

Salsa is a fantastic way of keeping fit because, the movements of the dance require the use of various muscles in the body. Like swimming, you naturally start to tone up as you dance. You will also find that your stamina increases and gets better the more you dance, which is perfect if you hate exercise or going to the gym.

Salsa is so much fun, elegant and sexy, and the sound of the music and atmosphere in Salsa clubs is electric. So much so that you are generally oblivious to the fact that you are excercising while dancing and enjoying yourself. The movements of salsa are also great if you already go to the gym but want suppler tone. Salsa clubs are friendly, relaxing and once you learn the dance, the feeling is even greater.

Dancing offers a great deal of physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Physical benefits are many. Dancing recruits large and small muscle groups, which allows the development of body awareness as muscle strength increases. The heart and lungs also benefit from the engagement of all muscle groups in movement. Side to side moves help strengthen weight bearing bones in the legs. Dance also decreases bone mass loss, which prevent osteoporosis.

Posture is also improved from the development of body awareness, at the same time that balance and stability are greatly enhanced thorough dancing. Additionally, dancing promotes the development of core strength. A flatter stomach and a strong mid section are wonderful results of dancing because recruitment of abdominal and back muscles is the "core" of dance.

Mental sharpness is exercised through dance by learning choreography and memorizing step sequence and styling. The brain is fully involved in the activity as new connections are made through insightful discoveries on how the body moves as a result of applying the new knowledge. Intellectual involvement aids in stress relief because individuals focus on the activity while temporarily "forgetting" about their busy lives and schedules.

Spiritual wellness is achieved though dancing because each participant gets the satisfaction of learning and performing new moves. Also, socialization is inevitable in dancing as participants interact with each other and celebrate each other's successes. And let's not forget one of the most seductive reasons for dancing: having fun!

Dancing is the ultimate form of exercise. It is non-impact, high intensity and a mood enhancer. It also promotes life style changes that positively affect the body, the mind and the spirit. You get all in one: complete wellness with every dance step you take.

43 comments:

  1. thanks Hemu. Don't think you read it full.

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  2. You are looking ravishing chief...and whoa i didnt know dancing bring mental sharpness. Thats new to me. And interesting fact. Miss you chief.
    Pushpanjali.

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  3. By the way...those are my fav shoes....lol
    Pushpanjali.

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  4. @ Pushpanjali. I miss the party time with you. Yes dancing does bring mental sharpness too and also kinesthetic awareness. It makes you aware of the space around you. i know these are your fav shoes. You did not spot me in the above two pics.

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  5. No man i couldnt...where are u? i saw the second one has idrees but still cant find you...Chief i love your dress also..lol
    Pushpanjali.

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  6. And yeah when you messaged me saying "m havign a blast" i wanted to scream from the rooftop thats i wanna be in DELHI....lol. Boy we had fun.
    Pushpanjali.

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  7. i noe its beneficial..but d only only reason i dance z becoz its gr8 fun!! :DDDDD

    ps:looks like u had gr8 fun partying..wish i cud do d same rt nw :(

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  8. @ Pushpanjali. yeah we bought it together. You can spot Idrees and not me? boo hoo hoo. Who is with Idrees?

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  9. @ Trinaa. I know you have exams. so party after they are over.

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  10. @ Pushpanjali. You soon will be in Delhi with your own PR company, partying hard with celebs.

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  11. OH i just opened the pic to a bigger size its YOU...lol i am so sorry. i did think it was you since the hair was like yours and it had that sexy red tinge. But now i see you clearly...in that hot black and pink flowers wali dress.
    PEOPLE:MY CHIEF IS THE SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE....HANDS DOWN.
    Pushpanjali.

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  12. Thanks Chief....im sure we are gonna have a blast together.

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  13. @ Pushpanjali. You are such a cute kid. ha ha.

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  14. @ Pushpanjali. Oh we will rock it.

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  15. are you the one close to the camera with black shirt??

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  16. No achal. Bad guess. people some more guesses

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  17. a heel with back starp would help more..
    i love salsa...... its real fun.. i agreeeeee

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  18. YEY i think im the only one who was able to spot you...hehe...im SMART.
    PEOPLE: enlarge the pic and then see she is quite clear in the first one.

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  19. Chriz. yes salsa has strapy sandals. i have seen ur fantastic salsa video. Like Hemanth, you also did not read the post. I have asked a question.

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  20. @ Pushpanjali. sweety pie you also missed me in the first go..i gave u hint of Idrees. You are a baby

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  21. Are you the one in the black sleeveless top? I mean, in the last picture you're obviously the one in the grey dress....
    Kiran, I just love everything about dancing!

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  22. @ Agnes. Bingo. You got it right. Hugz for that

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  23. now i read it fully :P..heheh last nite no time so just had a glance and u look cute in the pic ...parties my god...waiting for someone to invite me to one :P..heheh...

    urs..hemu..

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  24. and guess in the pic ...i amvery bad in guessing :P...u revile it now :P...be a man(woman)..:P...Russell peters famous quote :P..

    urs..hemu..

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  25. hey how u doin...sorry was away for a few days...
    btw temme how were u able to dance in those heels??
    hmmmm increases stamina...i mite need this

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  26. Great post. very informative !

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  27. Aaaahhh...Dance..Dance..Dance. Thats all that ive been hearind to since a few days. No wonder it still is the same :P

    Cheers!!

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  28. Couldn't spot you in the above 2 pics but totally spotted you in the last one :D

    I like what you wrote on how dancing exudes spiritual wellness as well while dancing. I've been dying to learn Salsa since ages now, I'm really not sure when I'll get to you.

    I loved this post of urs.

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  29. @ Agnes..yay. You are the one to guess.

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  30. @ Mayz. Salsa is always done in heels. So are you now back to blogsville? You have not posted anything new for many days now.

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  31. @ comfortably numb. So when do you go to the dance floor finally?

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  32. @ Still thinking. If you had rad Agnes comment, it would have helped. she spotted. Thanks.

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  33. I simply love dancing and I know how rewarding it can be both physically and mentally!

    U look really great! In the first 2 pics arent u the one in the black singlet? :)

    Keshi.

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  34. i read it... the spotting question... hehe.. you are the center opf attraction in all three fotos... how could one miss that?

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  35. @ Keshi. yes Keshi you are right. Thanks.

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  36. yes, can spot u easily. in the first picture u r on the left in black and pink dress.

    and good to know that dancing has so many advantages.

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