And, they are not just noticing an improvement in physical health.Those going through menopause have seen a marked improvement in symptoms associated with the "change", from a reduction in hot flashes to resurgence of self-confidence.Also included on this page is information about the different styles of dance and types of dances. History Types of Dances Stars of Belly Dance History Articles - The below articles are linked from web sites.Belly Dance - article from Private Tourist Guide in Istanbul website Belly Dance Time Line - from Defining the Dance - by Jen Al-Amira Exactly What is Middle Eastern Dance - by Lady Blodwen Ferch Maergred Fact & Fantasy About Belly Dance - article from Private Tourist Guide in Istanbul website In Search of the Origins of Dance - from Andrea Deagon's website Pre-17th Century Middle Eastern Dance - by Kimberly A.First impressions -- the participants were amazingly friendly and encouraging.I am not usually accustomed to such comradery and excitement at the start of a class.), I walked out of the class sashaying my hips, feeling all woman." Roshni Dominc Lana summed it all up with her reasons to take up belly dancing: • Really good exercise (better than any gym session! • So many different variations on belly dancing -- props, fusions with other forms of dancing, styles (Persian, Egyptian, Turkish) -- there is always something new to discover. • A lovely supportive environment in classes and rehearsals -- everyone is willing everyone else to do well. • A much more defined waist -- belly dancing really tones your obliques. • Generally more confidence in how I present myself -- I get feedback now on the presence I have when I give presentations at work.
Who does not want to feel younger, fulfilled, healthy and sexier?
Harding " by Irena Lexova, Diane Bergman (Introduction), K.
Haltmar (translator) Excellent resource on the history, mystery and origins of belly dance.
Somehow your natural reaction is to shake those hips, or shoulders. I was no longer a menopausal 50-something-year-old. Those who have been practicing it are effusive in their praise.
I was a beautiful 30-year-old who was no longer embarrassed by her wobbly belly -- a girl can dream. I spoke to several groups of women all of whom were convinced belly dancing had improved their self-confidence, physical health and even sexuality: "I think the major benefit has to be the confidence boost it has given me." "I am a children's emergency nurse and the best way for me to wind down is belly dancing, it takes me an hour to get to class but I make an effort to travel that far because I love it so much." Beena Dodia "I love belly dancing as it is fantastic exercise (super-charged if you do Tribal Fusion) and one of the best forms of stress relief I can think of.