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Body Percussion Class!
May 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Following the success of our belly dance workshop with Sonya Manzalini in March, and based on your feedback, we’ve invited her back to run a session on body percussion!
You can make music even without instruments, because your body is an instrument! Your body acts like a drum-kit, which means you can create amazing rhythms through clap, snap, stomp, slap and more. It’s an extremely fun way to become energised, connected, motivated and mindful.
This creative process releases natural endorphins, hence people relax and just have some fun time. Take some time out from studying and focus on becoming a part of the music. Anyone and everyone can participate, irrespective of culture, language, age or fitness level. Above all, no previous musical experience is required!
“Practising body percussion brings about improvements in three areas: the Physical, as it stimulates awareness of the body, control of movement and muscular strength, coordination and balance; the Mental, as it improves concentration, memory and perception; and finally Socio-affective, as it helps to build egalitarian relationships and leads to a decrease in anxiety in social interactions.
With rhythm at its core, the various different types of interaction and physical contact needed to perform many of the exercises mean that body percussion can become a therapeutic tool of great importance. It is important to remember the impact and stimulation that are produced in various cortical and subcortical areas on both hemispheres of the brain due to the interaction between the different elements (A. Romero-Naranjo, Jauset-Berrocalb, F. Romero-Naranjo, Liendo-Cárdenas. 2014).”