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When your body is moving in a rhythmic style, usually responding to rhythmic sound (i.e. music) usually expressing an emotion or just enjoying yourself, my friend then you are dancing. Dancing is so cool and thrilling that nowadays many people do their physical exercise in dancing style i.e. Cardio dance workout. Dancing is so powerful and irresistible that when a good beat goes off at church some pastors can’t help it but throw in some night-club dance moves.
Couple-dancing is a little bit different though. Still equally powerful and irresistible but most importantly, it is intimate. It is sexy, romantic and sensational in essence. One sexologist (scientist studying sexuality) called it rhythmic foreplay. They highly recommend it. This gives us our first couple-dancing benefit. 'foreplay'. To all couples out there, you already know that it is sacrilege to jump in the game before warming up. Good. Now, for best warm up results, try couple-dancing. Ladies I'm not talking about twerking. I'm rather talking about Zouk kizomba! or Gouyad! or something like that.
Benefit #2 Enhancing couple communication. Couple-dancing is so amazing that when a couple does it perfectly it means that their bodies and mind are in sync. Each person has to follow and lead at the same time which is impossible unless both dancers have an undivided attention.
Benefit #3 Enhancing couple bond. Like you saw it the video above, the dancers are so close to each other and so lost in the dance that they cease to be 2 but 1 person. If a couple can do it at least 1 day every week, their bond would become solid eventually. Given how busy life gets and how much time and distance it costs a couple, couple-dancing is the best to bridge that gap. To be away from each other all day and to return back home, hold your sweetie's hand, pull them close and do the magic dance! I'd recommend all couples to couple-dance at least 1 song every night before going to bed. (1 minute is enough!)
Benefit #4 Releasing negative energy. How else can a couple release all the negative energy they accumulate from each other from quarrel, tension, etc. Other than couple-dancing. You can't be that close to your sweetie and still hold a grudge of something they did or said. Your body can't move smooth if you have any negative thoughts about the person you are dancing with. They'd find out immediately.
Benefit #5 Couple-exercise. Dancing in general is a form of psychical exercise. Therefore if a couple wants to work out together, they might as well couple-dance. Rhumba, kizomba, gouyad, salsa, etc. Twerking, is a good exercise as well, for the waist and hips.
Enough of benefits, more important is to do it at least a couple time every week. If you don't know how to kizomba dance or gouyad dance find yourself a friend who does and let them teach you or hire a professional dance tutor. Why not if it can keep two love birds together and happy.
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