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7 Affirmations for Self-Healing

happy 1Article written by Donna Miesbach on Chopra Center

You have the power to help your body heal itself. Whenever you’re hurt, use these affirmations to help bring your thinking and your choices back in line with basic principles that support the alignment of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

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This is How Dancing Can Reverse Brain Aging

Writing The Prescription For Ballroom Dance

ballroom prescriptionArticle written by Erin Drake on December 12, 2018; 

If you are a professional or amateur ballroom dancer or simply just a lover of ballroom dance, then you know how good dance is for your brain and body. You may have even experienced its benefits yourself! It’s obvious from watching TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance that ballroom dance keeps you physically in shape while challenging you mentally, lifting your mood emotionally and promoting a social connection with your partner. In fact, scientific studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine as well as by Harvard, Columbia and other major medical schools all agree that ballroom dancing is specifically linked to the prevention of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and one of the best treatments for people struggling with neurological degenerative disorders.

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How a cat enabled an autistic six year old to communicate

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Dance as therapy: Dance your way to health and happiness

dance as therapyWritten by Dancessense Studios March 1, 2017; 

What do you picture when you hear the word “therapy?” An office with a couch? A physical therapy facility where people do exercises to rehabilitate from an injury?

Many people don’t associate therapy with dance, but it is indeed a form of physical and emotional therapy. Aside from the exercise-related benefits you get from dancing–improved circulation, weight loss, muscle tone, etc.–dancing can help your brain, too. Learning different styles of dance actually can aid coordination, focus, and mood.

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Doctors in the U.K. Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Dance Classes

Article written by Lauren Wingenroth November 30, 2018; 

It's become a colloquialism—or, we admit, a cliche—to say that dance can heal.

But with a new initiative launched by British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, doctors in the U.K. will soon be able to prescribe dance classes—along with art, music, sports, gardening and more—for patients suffering from conditions as various as dementia, lung problems and mental health issues.

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The Neuroscience of Singing

woman singingWritten by Cassandra Sheppard December 11, 2016;

Singing Together Brings Heartbeats Into Harmony

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.

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