Fina Travels with the Winds

Waves and Energy

Waves are vibrations in space and time that carry energy. 

There  are different types of waves, broadly physical (visible) and electromagnetic (invisible) waves like sound and light.

Sea wave energy, is energy harnessed from the ocean or sea waves. The rigorous vertical motion of surface ocean waves contains a lot of kinetic (motion) energy.

When the Wind blows across the sea surface, it transfers the energy to the waves. The waves travel through the oceans and break when reaching the shores. 

Catching and Surfing a wave makes you connect to and feel this sea wave energy which can, we believe, ultimately increase your own vibrations. The Kite Wave discipline (Strapped or Strapless) allows you to connect to both the energies of the wind and the sea waves at the same time, in a single session.

Electromagnetic waves like visible light, radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays.

The amplitude and frequency are the two factors that affect the energy transferred by a wave: the height of the wave, and the number of waves passed by each second.

The frequency and amplitude collectively tell you how much energy is stored inside the wave. For example, light is a wave, but it also contains particles called photons.

Sound Waves go to compose Music, with more details in the below description.

Music and Dancing

The Nature of Music


Music is made of sounds, that are vibrations. And vibrations are energy, so it is logical that music can be energizing and stimulating both psychologically and physically. Sound waves are a form of energy that is invisible to the eye (like the wind) but can be perceived by our ears. Finally, music is composed of a series of sounds (voice and instruments) arranged in a melodic and rythmic way.

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Musical science started developing in the Middle Ages in Europe, thanks to the discipline of music composition which was disciplined by rules including numbers (with their metaphysical properties), becoming part of the group of liberal arts. Interestingly, the metrical organization of rythm of the 18th music was defined as more 'natural' in the sense of having a mathematical structure. Musical composition was considered the sonorous embodiment of universal truths thanks to the metaphysical properties of numbers. 


This development of musical science was specifiic to the Western culture. That fact in itself is evidence that music differs from culture to culture. Historically in Europe, as in most cultures, music was transmitted orally. Songs telling stories or sentiments were a reflection of social and cultural developments of those places. Different musical instruments were also created and played in different areas, traveling with migrants. In this sense, Music can be viewed as part of a culture, illustrating its development and exchanges. 

Dancing as interpretation and visualisation of the Energy of Music

Sound waves are transmitted to human beings through our ears and body (drums waves). Our brain can in turn translate this information into movement through our body, interpreting the energy and emotions that the music represents.   


This video shows a professional perfomance of Argentinian Tango. On top of the interpretation of the music, the dances made in couples also involve the communication of the body movements from the leader to the follower. In this case the couple looks like moving in perfect harmony and syncronicity  thanks to the connection between the 2 dancers. 

The visualisation of the song is then appreciated by the public who shows its appreciation by responding to the salient moments of acrobacy with applauses.    

Benefits of Music and Dancing

Music: Considering the mathematical nature of Music, it can be considered a way to connect with the universal truths. A well composed piece of music, or simply a song by a nice tuned voice, gives us the impression of rightness and beauty, and somehow feels energizing.

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But Music is also communication of emotions and sentiments by the autor. Music has then an increased power and energy thanks to its meaning. The meaning can be a message passed through the melody of the notes composing the piece, and more explicitely the words of the song. Songs can then have a socially unifying effect, and be linked to memories of meaningful moments.  

Research has shown that Music can have the following physical and psychological benefits: Music can improve cognitive performance and memory, reduce stress, help you eat less, manage pain and sleep better, improve mood, motivation, and endurance.

Dancing: As a form of interpretation of music, dancing can also be considered a way to connect to the universal truths. And even in a deeper way than just listening to music, as the whole body is involved in the connection. The movement syncroniyed with the tempo of the music, allows the body to absorb and feel the right rhythm within itself. That is why dancing can be so beautiful to watch.

And dancing is also physical activity, with all its benefits. The connection with the music allows us to make body exercize without mental effort (once we learn to follow the music). There are bviously faster and slower types of music and songs, so it is possible to chose the pace and rhythm that we want to follow and move on. 

Dancing can be simply improvized, or choreographed in a composed sequence. The formor allows for a liberation of the mind aiming at a pure connection to the music. The latter case implies the learning of the choreography, which involves memorization, both at a mental and muscular level. 

And finally, dancing gives the benefit of connecting socially. Discos and dance events are a nice way to meet people. But in a more structure way, dance schools teach how to properly connect to music, as well as move our bodies in syncro with other people (choreographies). In couple dances, partners learn to listen to each other both at a physical and mental level. And considering the international nature of music and social events, it can be considered a cultural exchange

Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons can be considered the most powerful learning tool for physical activities.

Mirror neurons can be defined as a group of sensory motor cells in the brain that activate when an individual performs an action or observes another individual perfoming the same action. They are being studied as key elements for imitation, and essential for education.

The wider functional implications of mirror neurons are still under debate. Some researchers have proposed that mirror neurons play an important role in empathy, language evolution, and mental-state attribution.

More information can be found at:

Mirror neuron | anatomy | Britannica

Fina Group, and Fina Kiteboarding in particular, intends to make use these findings by integrating them in the sport training processes focusing on the importance of imitation learning.

Exercise, Socializing, Learning, and Nutrition for a better Brain functioning

From the Neuroscience News Science Magazine - Research Articles - Psychology Neurology Brains:

1. Being Kind and Helpful to others.

Kindness, altruism and empathy can affect the brain. One study showed that making a charitable donation activated the brain’s reward system in a similar way to actually receiving money. 

Volunteering can also give a sense of meaning in life, promoting happiness, health and wellbeing. Older adults who volunteer regularly also exhibit greater life satisfaction and reduced depression and anxiety. In short, making others happy is a great way to make yourself happy.

2. Exercising.

Exercise has been linked with both better physical and mental health, including improved cardiovascular health and reduced depression. In childhood, exercise is associated with better school performance, while it promotes better cognition and job performance in young adults. In older adults, exercise maintains cognitive performance and provides resilience against neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia.

What’s more, studies have shown that individuals with higher levels of fitness have increased brain volume, which is associated with better cognitive performance in older adults. People who exercise also live longer. One of the very best things that you can do to reboot your brain is in fact to go out and get some fresh air during a brisk walk, run or cycling session. Do make sure to pick something you actually enjoy to ensure you keep doing it though.

3. Eating well.

Nutrition can substantially influence the development and health of brain structure and function. It provides the proper building blocks for the brain to create and maintain connections, which is critical for improved cognition and academic performance. Previous evidence has shown that long-term lack of nutrients can lead to structural and functional damage to the brain, while a good quality diet is related to larger brain volume.

One study of 20,000 participants from the UK-Biobank showed that a higher intake of cereal was associated with the long-term beneficial effects of increased volume of grey matter (a key component of the central nervous system), which is linked to improved cognition. However, diets rich in sugar, saturated fats or calories can damage neural function. They can also reduce the brain’s ability to make new neural connections, which negatively affects cognition.

Therefore, whatever your age, remember to eat a well-balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables and cereal.

4. Keeping socially connected

Loneliness and social isolation is prevalent across all ages, genders and cultures – further elevated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Robust scientific evidence has indicated that social isolation is detrimental to physical, cognitive and mental health.

One recent study showed that there were negative effects of COVID-19 isolation on emotional cognition, but that this effect was smaller in those that stayed connected with others during lockdown. Developing social connections and alleviating loneliness is also associated with decreased risk of mortality as well as a range of illnesses.

Therefore, loneliness and social isolation are increasingly recognised as critical public health issues, which require effective interventions. And social interaction is associated with positive feelings and increased activation in the brain’s reward system.

5. Learning something new

The brain changes during critical periods of development, but is also a lifelong process. Novel experiences, such as learning new skills, can modify both brain function and the underlying brain structure. For example juggling has been shown to increase white matter (tissue composed of nerve fibers) structures in the brain associated with visuo-motor performance.

Similarly, musicians have been shown to have increased grey matter in the parts of the brain that process auditory information. Learning a new language can also change the structure of the human brain.

A large review of the literature suggested that mentally stimulating leisure activities increase brain-reserve, which can instil resilience and be protective of cognitive decline in older adults – be it chess or cognitive games.

6. Sleeping properly

Sleep is an essential component of human life, yet many people do not understand the relationship between good brain health and the process of sleeping. During sleep, the brain reorganises and recharges itself and removes toxic waste byproducts, which helps to maintain normal brain functioning.

Sleep is very important for transforming experiences into our long-term memory, maintaining cognitive and emotional function and reducing mental fatigue. Studies of sleep deprivation have demonstrated deficits in memory and attention as well as changes in the reward system, which often disrupts emotional functioning. Sleep also exerts a strong regulatory influence on the immune system. If you have the optimal quantity and quality of sleep, you will find that you have more energy, better wellbeing and are able to develop your creativity and thinking.