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Dances: communication, entertainment or treatment?

Exist a set of different ways to express itself through art. Someone writes verses, someone prose, someone draws pictures, and someone sings. And if the Creator did not award you with special talents? Do not lose faith and again try to find them in yourself. With the help... dance.

History of dance and a tantseterapiya

Still before the person learned to talk and communicate with similar by means of the speech and words, his assistant in this difficult business was... own body. In those nice prehistoric times as a communication medium between our primogenitors dance, the movements of the person acted. Moreover, by means of dance hunters asked to themselves good luck from pagan gods, dances noted rich production, dances even followed to the grave the died tribespeople. Dance was used by people, including and as part of religious rituals and public holidays. Souls, very susceptible to harmony, and bodies early Greeks turned art of dance into the system expressing various passions. Aristotle equated dance to poetry and claimed that dancers, thanks to gestures in a certain rhythm, can report manners, passions and actions. Gradually dance gained nature of secular entertainment. There will pass not enough time (only several centuries) and all will begin to feel need for dance, without analysis on the status, age and a floor. In the Middle Ages later also kings, and court - after communication with kings already danced, and peasants - having a rest after a hard work. The similar social unification will only be destroyed then... achievements modern to us civilization.

Unfortunately, in modern society the opinion that dance is an elite art form, occupation, inaccessible for ordinary people occurs. Some of us seriously discuss the point of view “only professionals have to take dancing classes“. As a result - people prefer to watch beautiful dances at concert venues or on screens of TVs. As modern dances, especially the ballet, are very difficult performed by very few people are ready to treat this occupation as seriously as treat choice of profession, for example. To come to choreographic school and all life professionally to take dancing classes? It not for me! - will tell the majority. And meanwhile occupations by dances are useful! And not only as means for self-expression, but also as the way “treatments“ of many souls` ailments.

Dances - what is it? Psychotherapy!

the Famous dancer Isadora Duncan considered as the main thing in dance not technology of execution, but its emotional component. Our body actually always expresses what we endure in life, as we build up the relationship with ourselves, with surrounding people and the world. All personality entirely - both a body, and intelligence, and soul is involved in dance. The body, mentality and reason make a whole. Not a secret - looking as the person moves, it is possible to understand what problems exist at it in life. In psychology it is considered to be that there is an interrelation between an emotional condition of the person, his sincere experiences and corporal diseases (somatik) and vice versa - corporal clips can influence an emotional state. Happens, the person realizes it only after removal of a clip, physically feeling a difference “to“ and “later“.

Arrival of dance to psychotherapeutic practice is connected with Marian Chace. Some students taking in its studio dancing classes were patients of psychotherapists. Psychotherapists noticed that to their patients there are positive changes, and found out that it was promoted by occupations in studio Chace. Soon they began to send the patients to this studio, and Marian transferred emphasis from direct studying of dancing equipment to expression of identity of the personality by means of the movement, having studied interrelation of movements of a body with emotional problems. In 1946 Marian Chace was invited to work in one of the focused psychiatric clinics first-ever humanistically - St. Elisabeth`s hospital in Washington.


in detail

All tantseterapevta adhere to the thesis in the practice that psychological and physiological processes are interconnected that dance, is not only and not just equipment, how many expression of deep essence of human soul.

our body is not able to lie, it always shows us such what we are. Often the person is frightened by discovery of this knowledge of itself, the person is afraid to recognize something in himself, something denies. Contact with own body is gradually lost, and at some moment it is possible to find out that our knowledge of themselves is fragmentary, partial, and there is no complete idea of itself-. Not only the conscious party of the personality, but also unconscious is involved in dance. And so, using dance as the psychotherapeutic tool it is possible to strengthen either that, or other aspect of the personality, coming to their natural harmony. If the person cannot operate the emotions, is captured by them - the nervous breakdown is not excluded. By means of the ordered rhythm of movements set in space and time tantseterapevt helps the person to strengthen his conscious party, learns to control both the body, and the emotions. Happens and vice versa, the person excessively controls himself, each gesture, any movement. In this case, the expert`s task - to help to intensify creativity, spontaneity of the movement, to teach to listen to the internal impulses.

As muscular clips appear?

Life of the modern person is full of stresses and experiences. Our ancestors reacted to all external irritants action, and immediate. Production runs away - it is necessary to catch up, the opponent attacks - it is necessary to be protected. All emotions and experiences developed into muscular actions. As before, any irritation leads to emission in blood of “action hormones“, for example, of adrenaline. But modern society leaves a certain mark on behavior of an individual, resolute actions are not approved any more. As a result emission of hormones happens, and muscular realization does not though muscles strain, ready to action. There is a muscular clip, at first insignificant and quickly passing. But if irritants work constantly and constantly there is no discharge of muscular tension, then over time this tension is saved. There is a resistant clip of a certain group of muscles.

What muscular clips happen?

At each person the problems which force muscles to strain. At someone back muscles, at someone - a neck muscle are more strained. According to the theory of tantseterapevt different muscular clips speak about different internal problems of the person.

Stoop and dejectedness of a bearing - can sometimes serve as an indicator that the person tries to charge himself with very heavy freight of cares and obligations or cannot independently solve any problem, and even just is in expectation of this problem. As if bears very heavy bag.

Emergence of symptoms of radiculitis - is possible

also at absolutely healthy person in this plan. Radikulitny pains develop when muscles of a back strain asymmetrically (for example if long time carry freight in one hand). Then in a waist there is a big muscular distortion which causes pains. In psychology it is considered to be that the right side of a human body designates actions of social character (we write with the right hand, we work, etc.), and left - symbolizes reactions and thoughts personal, intimate (and heart on the left side...) . And if the person long time “lifts the right hand“ excessive problems at work or in business, it has muscular tension on the right side of a back. Or if it has to “drag the left hand“ difficulties in a bed or in a family - that gradually collects a clip on the left side of a back. And there are radikulitny pains.


the Clip of muscles of a neck - tension of a vorotnikovy zone often gives a certain material tension, existence of a material burden or the unjustified dependent sitting on this neck.

the Clip of muscles of an abdominal tension - in Russian is one more word meaning “stomach“ - “life“. Tension of muscles in a stomach gives fear of the person for the physical wellbeing, expectation of threat of own life.

the head which is Pulled in in shoulders - demonstrates that the person is limited in his social growth “from above“ as if he lives in the room with very low ceiling.

Tension of a forward surface of a hip - says that the person once very difficult broke off with someone the relations, parting was burdensome and caused unpleasant emotions including “to give desire a kick“. It is clear, that the cultural person will not afford it, and cannot understand therefore from where there is this tension.

the Clip around buttocks - a punishment expectation indicator from outside. There is it from the childhood when the child could be slapped for any fault, some kind of conditioned reflex on punishment is developed. At the same time it is very intimate zone, besides - unprotected, to cover it with hands if something happens it is considered indecent.

of the Muscle can strain in different degree and in a different combination, creating very difficult mosaic and forming a peculiar language of a body - to be exact, language unconscious. Besides, reaction to certain problems at everyone individual therefore during the work with muscular clips it is necessary to find out in conversation individual reaction, features of perception.

Dance - what the doctor registered

Any dances though a waltz though lambada though fate - N - a beater - the powerful weapon against complexes, stresses, dark thoughts and feeling of loneliness. The part of a motor cerebral cortex which is responsible for our physical activity is disposed close to those structures which operate our feelings. Changes in motor bark give also changes in feelings. Athletes, after successfully carried out training have a feeling of so-called “muscular pleasure“... When we dance, at us emit “pleasure hormones“ - endorphins. They also expel grief and melancholy.

Any pair dances can be a good way of fight against the family conflicts and quarrels. Dancing in couple, partners receive feeling of a unification with each other, the joint movement. Choose dance under the temperament and mood. It can be a slow and smooth classical waltz, incendiary Latin American dances, or a languid and passionate tango. Sometimes the movement, gesture, a look in pair dance can tell the partner more, than a set of words.

Group dances influence mentality of the person even more, thanks to special feeling of “team“. The general mood is so strong that it is capable to infect any and to bring out of the worst mood and a depression. Group dances are especially good for women who have problems in private life. Not without reason in culture of each people there is practically such dance as a round dance. Also the unmarried girls who are looking for couple danced it most often. But to feel spirit of group dance it is not obligatory to go to the country and to organize there a round dance. Modern fitness - the centers offer a wide choice of various group occupations by dances, it can be also so-called “belly dance“ - or Belly dance. Recently it became very popular. Only positive emotions - beautiful bright suits, incendiary music, and unlike the western dances, this - is based practically only on a muscle work. Well affects a backbone, muscles of a back and a stomach. At the same time the active movements of hips form a beautiful waist. Or dancing aerobics - is directed not only to correction of a figure, but also to the general improvement and a raising of a tone, the fast rhythmical movements strengthen warmly - vascular system, develop plasticity and grace. A step - aerobics - helps to develop joints and to form the foot arch, develops coordination and balance, a vestibular mechanism, trains heart.


dance you would not choose, maybe, you just want to move rhythmically under music at home, anyway it will be good for your body and soul, much better, than simple viewing of dances on the TV.