Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning pole dancing and healing touch therapy.
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Learn about Pole Dancing and Healing Touch Therapy From out of the clubs into the gym circuit comes pole dancing, once an exotic act paid for handsomely by blokes out of the town, now an abs crunching session paid for women and men seeking to develop their own body beautiful. The origins of pole dancing are unclear but perhaps it stems from the 1920’s depression era where show dances have to use tent poles as props out of necessity. Of course from here it made its way into strip clubs, in other parts of the club though it's always noted as a non sensual highly skilled art. The Chinese pole performers and male Indian performers have been providing family entertainment for years. In fact Malacham is used to train the Indian police force and is often made over harder by using rope instead of a solid pole. Now pole dancing is considered a bonified sport all over the world, whether its non aerobic or aerobic workout you’re after. Regardless of your gender or culture, one thing is for sure, muscle strength and coordination are key to pole dancing success. The pole runs from floor to ceiling and is generally five centimeters in diameter for easy grip; first you do a thorough warm up and get acquainted with your pole before attempting the hard stuff. It takes a fair while to get good at this sport; essentially you are honing and toning by using your body’s own resistance. It's just you and the pole; a rigorous session will burn a whopping four hundred calories per hour well worth the effort. You’ll turn your arms and shoulders, arms, buttocks, and legs, every muscle in your body gets a look in. Be prepared for the ouch factor the next day but the pain is worth it for that sense of freedom, self confidence and sexiness you experience dancing around that pole. Choose from studio classes like this one to private lessons from instructors when you’re not quite game enough to let yourself loose in public. Of course you could always opt for a pole dancing party, one of the original birthday gifts. Due to a certain body part that makes it in the way, it's suggested that men take care when attempting certain positions with the pole, women definitely have the advantage here but men have the advantage of greater upper body strength, so really, it's an even playing field. Start with a beginners class and work your way up the pole to advanced beginners, intermediate and then advanced. There are cardio pole classes to really get your heart pumping; it's the only exercise class you’ll ever be allowed to wear high heels in. The laying of the hands is currently enjoying a renaissance with people visiting Reiki and healing touch practitioners to relive stress, headache, backache, and depression. It may seem a dubious method of healing but according to anthropologists, western culture is the only one in the planet that didn’t have a strong energy healing component in a medical system until now. The Balinese have their Balians who can heal physical abnormalities and psychosis with touch. The Australian aborigines have their Manchary who use the laying of the hands and dreaming to cure people, they’re employed to work in hospitals too as complimentary practitioners to western psychiatrist. Healing touch makes sense if you pick up the scientific thread from where Plato left off, he suggested that spirit controls matter. Western science is mainly based on Aristotle’s assumption that matter controls spirit and thanks to Aristotle too, westerners have a non holistic approach to the human body, and everything is compartmentalized. Physicist are not beginning to think Plato was right, we’re all connected. As pole dancing more popular professional camps are starting up, a true test for any athlete.

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