Updated: Apr 28
DANCE & YOGA ALTERNATIVES IN TIMES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
The world is reeling. As unprecedented events unfold around us with the onslaught of COVID-19, we try to make sense of it all. In our little corner of the world, we are trying to keep some semblance of normalcy. As we self isolate, we need more than ever to feel some sense of routine, some sense of community and challenge ourselves to stay positive, stay active. We need to know that we are still here for each other. Our lives and livelihood are intertwined. #byeveryoneforeveryone.
As we are urged to stay home, self isolate or practice social distancing - something so alien to our very nature and fabric of social life - we still need to keep fit, keep healthy and stay connected. As the days of physical distancing become weeks and now we are counting in months, it is taking it's toll on nerves, relationships, physical and mental health. We are social creatures and need to, especially now, still feel connected, even if it be through virtual means.
Dance not only provides us the physical activity our body needs, it's scientifically proven to make one feel better mentally and emotionally. It is especially relevant for anyone fighting anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. We first launched our FREE VIRTUAL ONLINE SALSA/DANCE WORKOUTS on March 24th and it has become a go to for those of us that need that extra push to get off the couch and move.
In addition, we are pleased to share that Vessy of Konstant Yoga is also offering FREE VIRTUAL YOGA lessons via Instagram. Yoga and dance make a powerful mind body workout that combines strength and muscle building, stretching, flexibility with the addition of aerobics and fluidity of motion.
"On a physical level, the yoga moves open the body and create flexibility and balance, while adding strength and toning. Every part of the body is gently worked to instil the many benefits of yoga, which include a more flexible, balanced, strong and centred body. The aerobic dance improves cardiovascular ability, burns calories and enhances the release of the feel good endorphins. Body resistance poses are used to build strong bones and strengthen the muscles. It is a total and complete body workout.
On a mental level, combining yoga and dance moves the mind from static to flowing and back to static. It reminds us that life is ever-changing. Sometimes we need to be flexible or balance and still, and sometimes we need to simply get up and dance!"
YOU NEED TO MOVE!
You need to do this. Everyone can do this. There's something for everyone. Join us as we #fightCOVID19! Share the links with your friends and family and we'll see you on online!
FREE VIRTUAL YOGA email@example.com
Tuesdays & Thursday: 8:00AM
FREE VIRTUAL SALSA/DANCE WORKOUT instagram@blueheeldancestudio
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00PM