Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 5 - 2020
Dance-A Pathway to Strengthen Bones and Relieve Mental Stress
Charanya Gurusathya*
Artistic Director, Natyashala School of Bharatanatyam, Pune, India
*Corresponding Author: Charanya Gurusathya, Artistic Director, Natyashala School of Bharatanatyam, Pune, India.
Received: March 04, 2020; Published: April 16, 2020


Several years of research and investigation have established that physical stress stimulates bone remodeling, posture change and affects bone structure and function through our current lifestyle system and practices. Modern exploration has propounded the theory that mental stress influences bone biology, in due course leading to osteoporosis and higher chances of bone fracture risk. This brings about modulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, following the discharge of growth hormones, glucocorticoids and cytokines.

Dance is surely a form of meditation. While dancing, the brain has to harmonize with the body and mind to synchronize between melody and actions. Enjoying while dancing to a desired music helps any person’s mind to adhere to the current feeling or moment they are experiencing. This supports in controlling the release of cortisol hormones from the brain that aids minimizing stress and tension levels. “When the body feels good, the mind does too”. Dance is a very healing and a healthy way for people to channelize any feeling that they may be experiencing. Dance helps one connect to a constructive atmosphere and acts as an outlet to remove depression. Dance replaces stress hormones with pleasure hormones like endorphins and serotonins.

This paper includes the vital ideology of learning and reinforcement that are known to be effective methods in helping individuals to dance. The paper is an effort to depict the author’s experiences about “Dance -a pathway to reinforce bones and relieve mental stress”. The research methodologies used are literature survey, inputs in the form of survey and personal experiences of the author.

Methodology to inculcate classical dance as a continuous practice pattern and how to overcome the injuries caused on knee bones due to exertion in dance are also discussed. When a person dances continuously, we can see how dancing will naturally develop and increase one’s self confidence and self-esteem, it will assist in strengthening your bones and muscles. Continuous practice and following a routine of physical activity and exercise can help prevent illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, hence the bones become stronger.

Keywords: Stress Hormones; Bones; Overcome Knee Injuries; Classical Dance; Pleasure Hormones


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Citation: Charanya Gurusathya. “Dance-A Pathway to Strengthen Bones and Relieve Mental Stress”. EC Orthopaedics 11.5 (2020): 16-26.

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