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  • Posted by: The Marketing Team
  • 2022-06-28

Has it ever caught your eye how beautiful the dance form Bharatanatyam is? Originally known as the traditional dance form of Southern part of India mainly Tamil Nadu, this was temple dance for women. It also traces the stories through the dance from Hindu mythologies, stories and devotions. Its origin should be looked back to the Natyashastra, an ancient treatise on theatre written by the mythic priest Bharata Muni. The dancers made use of their hand gestures and expressions to recite the story. We have another blog on Indian classical dance forms and its history of origination. Click here to Explore!


The benefits of dance are similar to yoga and other fitness exercises. Dance provides an opportunity to express, have fun and feel good. Bharatnatyam has a host of benefits:


Improved flexibility

A dance becomes more gorgeous with its gestures and expressions. These are created by different body parts that enhance flexibility. Bharatnatyam helps in communicating the message and feelings through these gestures. Mudras and expressions help in talking with the audience through the dance and also help in improving flexibility.


Increased stamina

Bharatnatyam is a dance form which has multiple movements that help in increasing muscle strength. These body movements are sometimes tough to perform. Thus, practicing this for several times increases stamina. Bharatnatyam is no less than yoga or exercise, so a few hours of practice and movement of limbs helps boost stamina.


Improves balance

There are different movements in Bharatanatyam which help in improving the balance of the body. There can be different postures such as standing on one foot that needs to be held on for a few seconds to improve the balance. Bharatnatyam is as beneficial to the body as yoga. There are several other postures like Aramandalam, muzhumandalam, etc which also improves our body balance.  


Cardiovascular functioning

Yoga and several exercises help in keeping your heart healthy. Similarly, Bharatanatyam also helps in circulating blood faster and pumping it through the dance form. It also needs a lot of energy and ultimately it increases the blood circulation in the body.


Dance and fitness always go side by side.There are multiple other benefits in addition to these. Click here to check out other benefits of Bharatanatyam.


And if you aren't familiar with the types of dance forms like, kathakali, kuchipudi, bharatanatyam, Odissi, etc. We have a blog on Bharatanatyam mudras: the secret language of hands. Do refer, if you like to explore the secrets by clicking here


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