My Sasla Teaching Style
WHY DANCING IS THE BEST MEDITATION
Guess what? There’s a meditative practice that’s much more natural, and it’s been our favorite activity since before we could talk: dancing. It’s intoxicating. In my salsa classes you will have fun, you will learn steps, moves, turns and you will learn how to enjoy the music and most importantly how to connect the movement with the beat.
With the right beat and the right people, a good dance can take you right to sunrise with little more than some green tea. It’s therapeutic. Humans embody their suffering, and moving the body can help release it. We’re literally born to dance. It might be that our love affair with dancing is a result of an intuitive connection between our emotional health and body movement. As our bodies move, our monkey brains get a rest and we can ignore the whispers of conditioning recorded by our external environments. We can be free to express who we truly are. Perhaps dance really is the language of the soul, and as such the key to a worldwide, cross-cultural movement that, quite literally, moves all of us.
Salsa is a great form of exercise. Salsa dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity. Helps with weight loss (Salsa Dancing on average Burns off 420 + calories per hour). Salsa dancing is a fun way to burn calories and tone your muscles, and it's a lot more fun than running on a treadmill at a smelly gym!
Every teacher has a different approach, with different knowledge of the physical dance, the music and the history. Soak in as much as you can and learn the different techniques that each instructor uses. From there, you can take in what works best for you and become a more well rounded Salsa dancer from it.