Belly dancing began in the Middle East to strengthen the hips of women, preparing them for childbirth. This tradition soon became a form of entertainment, exercise, and art. However, belly dancing is more than art; it is a healthy form of exercise. When you are dancing, you are working your muscles and getting fit.
There are a lot of things to learn when it comes to belly dancing. Belly dancing movements are isolated. Your hips thrust, lift, and shimmy; and at the same time, your pelvis should tilt and your belly should roll. You will learn how to make your arms move like a snake. Your legs either shimmy together or just one at a time. In order to achieve a beautiful belly dance routine, all these movements should be mastered. Belly dancing is all about body quake, shake, lock, thrust, drop, and curve. Fluid motion is exhibited once your arms, hands, and legs follow.
Advanced belly dancers can do more than 30 moves. As a beginner, you don’t have to memorize every step to start learning. All you have to do is to learn the proper motions since belly dancing involves certain isolated body parts and follow the music’s rhythm.
There are several ways to learn belly dancing: get a book with illustrations and practice in your own home; take a class; or buy a video. This could be a fun way to strengthen your core without feeling like you are working out. It will also give you some bragging rights. How many people do you know that can belly dance?
In order for belly dancing to be a good fitness exercise, make sure that you do it for 30-40 minutes at least five times per week. By incorporating belly dancing in your fitness regimen and maintaining a healthy balanced diet, you can actually control or lose weight.
If you want to keep fit and show off your beautiful curves, belly dancing is just the thing for you.