Why raves need euphoric moments
The link between raving and feelings of euphoria goes way back to the era of illegal parties in the countryside. Besides the chemical influence, there was a feeling within the music and the experiences themselves that produced euphoric states in the raving community.
Being on the dance floor and experiencing moments of pure out-of-body bliss is an essential component of the culture. But why do raves need euphoric moments? Read on to learn more…
EUPHORIA = UNITY
Unity is a key catalyst behind rave culture, it’s essential to the growth and appeal of the party lifestyle. In the dizzy heights of euphoria, you can feel a sense of connectedness to everything and everyone around you. This promotes dance floor harmony and strengthens your sense of community, which is closely linked to better life expectancy.
If you feel good, you emanate positive energy into the party. The overwhelmingly positive feeling that arises when in a euphoric state is the product of dopamine activity being enhanced in the brain. This blissful feeling can potentially have therapeutic effects on you, from the release of endorphins that reduce pain perception to more profound thoughts.
BYE BYE STRESS
When people are less stressed, they’re likely to be kinder and more considerate: essential for good vibes in the rave. Experiencing dance floor exhilaration can help to reduce stress levels. The deep feeling of serenity and inner joy brings your body and mind into a state of calm, in conjunction with the euphoric high.
IT’S WHAT RAVES ARE ALL ABOUT
It’s those unforgettable moments where everyone’s hands are in the air, hugging friends, eyes closed and transported to nirvana for a few seconds. It’s primal, and fundamental to the music-driven gatherings that have facilitated social bonding between humans for thousands of years.
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