Certified twerk technician, Paula Árendášová, who also calls herself a twerking psychologist on TikTok, discussed the healing power of the dance in a TEDx Talk. According to Árendášová, letting yourself connect with your body the way you do while you twerk can be a celebration of your body and enhance feelings of self-acceptance and sexual confidence.
For those who practice twerking, the dance can make them feel attractive, self-confident, energized, physically competent, and good in their own bodies, explained Árendášová.
If you’re thinking of adding dance to your workout routine, twerking might be a good one to choose. As explained by certified personal trainer, Caley Bohn (via Healthline), twerking is especially beneficial because it engages your core muscles. It also works out your hamstrings, lower back, and glutes. Bohn supposed that with a dance like twerking, you could be burning five to eight calories a minute, if you weigh 150 pounds, but consistency is key if you want to see results. All this to say, there is an art to the dance, as you’ve probably noticed when you watch the pros do it. Proper posture and movement is important if you want to reap the health benefits and not injure yourself in the process.