The Health Benefits of Tango

It has been well documented how dancing can be a really good way of keeping fit, and there is no doubt apart from the physical exercise it gives you the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun. Tango is up there with the best dances that are great for the body and mind, it […]

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The Health Benefits of Tango

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It has been well documented how dancing can be a really good way of keeping fit, and there is no doubt apart from the physical exercise it gives you the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun. Tango is up there with the best dances that are great for the body and mind, it is an ideal way to benefit physical and mental well-being and can be great for your social life also. It has been identified...

It has been well documented how dancing can be a really good way of keeping fit, and there is no doubt apart from the physical exercise it gives you the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun. Tango is up there with the best dances that are great for the body and mind, it is an ideal way to benefit physical and mental well-being and can be great for your social life also. It has been identified by dancing the tango it satisfies six core elements that all of us need:

  • social satisfaction
  • physical exercise
  • meaningfulness
  • cognition
  • mental and emotional health
  • spirituality

The Health Benefits of Tango

All types of dancing will satisfy some of these six elements, but tango embraces them all. Some research has proven that tango dancing and the music, together with the attention to the moves gives unique benefits to both physical and cognitive health.

Social Satisfaction

Dancing the tango, you are partnered with somebody who has a mutual interest to you, there is an instant connection which is both engaging and self-promoting. It gives immense pleasure to both dancers and will give you an identity in a society.

Physical Exercise

Tango has even been used in hospitals as a way to improve patients cardiovascular health, it is an ideal dance as it can be performed fast or slow. The improvisations that can be made to the movements can be gradually speeded up as the person gets fitter and more agile.

Meaningfulness

People who dance the tango not only want to learn the movements and steps but do it in a graceful and proper manner. They want to be one with their partner as the glide across the dance floor, their aim is to conquer something new and have a sense of achievement.

Cognition

For somebody who has problems with balance then the tango can be really useful, firstly it will aid synchronicity with a partner and aid navigation of empty spaces. This can really assist in memory retention also.

Mental & Emotional Health

Learning and mastering the tango will give a sense of achievement, you will have accomplished something new and different. It also offers a platform for meeting new and sometimes lifelong friends and to be accepted into a new society. All this gives one a sense of well-being that you are still capable of a challenge and overcoming it.

Spirituality

According to a prominent psychologist flow is a state of mind and tango induces a state of flow thus spirituality. Tango dancing will make you want to do it again and again and is quite addictive and it will also give a sense of spiritual pleasure and satisfaction. These six elements exist when you are tango dancing, it is much more than just a physical exercise and having fun. The tango has always had a deep and meaningful aura around it from its very first roots back in Buenos Aires. It once was a dance that poor people did that made them feel happy and described their life, now it has become a world famous social dance that is practiced all over the globe.