Everyone knows pole dance, the dance in which the dancer interacts with a vertical bar (or pole). Until recently, this method, which mixes ballet movements with gymnastics, focused on sensuality and sensuality, but is gaining ground as a sport.
To understand how this practice has changed over time, it is necessary to tell a little about its history. The pole dance was based on a sport called Mallakhamb, a type of yoga widely practiced by men in India and which uses wooden poles and ropes to develop strength.
It was the servant who turned this pole into a bar and indulged in it with erotic dances to entertain the audience.
In the 1980s, when the art reached the United States and Canada, pole dancing began to be distinguished from striptease and promoted as a sport, seeking to be recognized as an art and a sport. Gone.
From there, many ways emerged. Considered a sport, pole sport, or pole fitness, mixes postures and movements of strength and flexibility, even incorporating calisthenics and yoga into the practice. It has no sexual meaning. Pol Exotic, on the other hand, contains dance elements with erotic connotations. The artistic aspect is Dhruva art, which emerged with the presentations in the show incorporating other bases of various dances. Finally, pole spin, in which the pole dance bar is swung and the movement is performed as the bar is rotated.
According to Ana Claudia Silva, pole dance instructor at Studio Energia in Pato Branco, the sport’s modus operandi is increasingly being consolidated as a sport that garners attention for its health benefits. “Pole dancing not only enhances physical well-being and defines muscles, but also helps with emotional health and self-esteem”, he guarantees.
Through practice, explains Ana Claudia, many physical abilities are developed, as the classes are very fulfilling. “We work on warm ups, abdominals, upper and lower limb strengthening, flexibility, twists, inversions, climbing, choreography, handstands to strengthen the arms, floor movements and training to improve posture”, he says. it is said. “In addition to all this, it develops emotional and mental skills, such as increased concentration, improved memory, overcoming fear, self-acceptance, controlling emotions, and much more. Regardless of gender, height, age, and weight Anyone can practice without doing it.”
And apart from all these benefits mentioned, there is a lot of fun in practicing pole dance. “It’s a way to exercise the body and mind mixed with rest”, concludes the instructor.
10 Benefits of Pole Dance Practice
1 – Improves motor coordination
2 – Increases body awareness
3 – Defines and strengthens muscles
4 – Helps in controlling body weight
5 – Improves flexibility
6 – Increases self-esteem and self-confidence
7 – Improve socialization skills
8 – Reduces anxiety
9 – contributes to the pursuit of self-knowledge
10 – Improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system