JOINTS AND MUSCLES
It is important to do warmup exercises before dancing. Muscles are more prone to
injury when doing vigorous movements without doing some gentle ones first.
Joints can feel stiff if they have been held in one position for many minutes. This
is because synovial fluid production (the "oil" in our joints) stops when the joint is still.
Gentle stretching exercises help to increase our flexibility and range of movement. This
is helpful when doing worship dance, to achieve greater expression with our body. It
also reduces the risk of injury from sudden unaccustomed movements.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING EXERCISE
* Seek medical advice if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, or have a
* Use exercises from a well qualified source, and follow instructions carefully.
* Work at a level that is comfortable for your body (some people are more flexible
than others and can stretch further), you should only feel a gentle stretch not pain.