Why join in?
Munni has developed a Healing Dance community on Zoom, where the dancers are energized by the power of love that they all emanate. Like a big family they care for each other’s well-being, share in the tears when there is sadness and rejoice in the celebrations. They feel the music in their souls as they move in the dance, feeling rejuvenated and happy.
As a regular attendee of Munni’s therapeutic healing dance class, you will notice your body getting stronger. People with different physical limitations have reported feeling better, with fewer aches and pains, and greater energy, flexibility and balance. Munni makes all your body parts work in an enjoyable environment, so you don’t realize that you are exercising. Her husband Afzal is the technical expert. He changes the backdrops to go with the music and provides the motivational atmosphere. They are a great team, working together for a positive, inspiring environment. People from around the world participate in their Zoom dance sessions.
What is therapeutic healing dance?
This new form of therapy involves body awareness and energy flow. You can think of it as Meditative Movement or a Mindful Dance where every movement is intentional and results vary according to the effort of the individual. There are many forms of exercise and dance. This combination of both makes it unintimidating and approachable. It’s a technique that allows individuals from all walks of life to develop and enjoy their own practice at their own pace, and reap benefits beyond just the physical. There’s a sense of creativity and there is room for freestyle and personal flair as well. If the dancers feel the music with the movement, they will experience the healing powers of dancing. The goal is not to heal physical injuries, but to provide a fun, healthy, appealing alternative which is a musical mingling of the body, mind and soul.
What are the benefits?
Exercise can help the body to improve in relation to its strength, digestive system, blood pressure, bone density, and energy level. The more you do, the greater the likelihood that the immune system, will improve and your balance, coordination, flexibility, posture and mobility may improve. It can also help to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Munni’s dances work all parts of your body, so you become more flexible and stable. People of all levels can participate at their own comfort level because they are not competing with anyone but simply enjoying the benefits they notice in their own bodies.
What are the long-term effects?
Studies have shown that dancing can reverse the aging of the brain. You work different areas of the brain when you listen to music, concentrate on the steps and coordinate with others in the dance. You are totally involved in the movements, and your body, mind and soul are engaged.
How does music benefit the brain?
Music is good for the soul. Research has proven that it can improve your mood and lessen stress. It eases pain and provides comfort. Music is a universal language that connects people all over the world. It has no borders or boundaries, so it is easy for people with differences to find common ground. Munni uses many different types of music which evoke different kinds of emotions. When you listen to music, it releases dopamine in your brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control your mood, so this means you are actually making yourself feel better. It makes you feel happy to be around enthusiastic, friendly people. The music is accompanied by beautiful, varied background images or videos, so you are transported around the world. You forget your troubles and pains and get totally immersed in the dance.