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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2021

Pages: 33-43

Date of Publication: 31-Jan-2021

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Impact of Arts on the Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Health

Author: Vasanta Lakshmi Chivukula, Sweta Prasad Inupakuttika

Category: Health Studies


The performing arts have been a part of Indian culture and society as a means of rituals in temples, entertainment for people, and also for cultural unification. The use of these art forms in promoting health and healing processes has coexisted throughout human evolution. Many scientists and spiritual leaders have demonstrated the positive impact of these art forms on human lives. Here we attempt a succinct presentation of the benefits of these arts in the holistic health and healing process. This paper focuses specifically on two art forms: music and dance. Music with its instantaneous gratification, and dance with its high impact visual form have the power to exemplify creativity and help reach higher realms.

Keywords: Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Health

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2021.3103