30 June 2008

Exercise the body and the mind

According to this article from cbc.ca, the tango may help cure depression.

[Rosa] Pinniger is studying cognitive and behavioural therapy and wonders if tango can help people fight negative thoughts.

She likens tango to meditation.

"While you're doing tango you can only be in the present — you really have to focus, concentrate, and it doesn't allow your thoughts to drive into your mind," said Pinniger in a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

She adds that in meditation people have to focus on breathing, while in tango there's a parallel type of concentration needed.

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