17 if you take a Nia class via Zoom - added during the Shelter-in-Place protections across the world
This information is from the Nia Technique Book by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. Please keep in mind that these are benefits that people have had, remember: everyBODY is different. Also remember that Nia is a journey where you are invited to discover the wonders of your own Body.
Nia will change your body and your life in wonderful ways. Here are sixteen main benefits that are available for you to experience:
1. Nia increases the pleasure of living in your body. 2. Nia creates weight loss and proper weight maintenance. 3. Nia strengthens muscles, improves muscle tone, and increases muscle definition. 4. Nia calms the mind and relieves stress. 5. Nia improves endurance. 6. Nia increases grace and flexibility. 7. Nia balances the autonomic nervous system. 8. Nia improves posture and can even increase height. 9. Nia improves organ function-particularly that of the heart and lungs. 10. Nia enhances sensory awareness. 11. Nia heightens sexual function. 12. Nia builds reservoirs of chi. 13. Nia alleviates emotional problems, including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and anger-management problems. 14. Nia improves circulation of blood and improves lymphatic drainage. 15. Nia strengthens immunity. 16. Nia improves concentration and cognitive function. 17. Nia allows you to connect with other dancers around the world!
Again, please remember that these are benefits that people practicing Nia have had. I invite you to share your experiences and tell me what benefits you have gained from Nia. In case you are wondering how any of these things can be the result of Nia remember that doing Nia is an exercise, doing Nia is a workout, it is a movement form. Numerous studies have been done that state exercise and working out on a regular basis results in multiple benefits. Most of these benefits can be easily explained by that fact alone.