Belly Dancing for Beginners: without unnecessary bells

June 5th, 2011

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 Perhaps the most popular of all the oriental dance world began to belly dance. Belly Dance Studio opened even in small towns, and women who can not attend them, sometimes trying to learn a certain movement on their own. Belly dance for beginners in most cases is not based on the traditional steps, the performance of which requires a certain level natrenirovannosti muscles, and on improvisation. In the end, a positive emotional state is no less important than a good stretch.

Experienced performers Belly Dance dancing body, a person does not leave a smile, and his eyes were burning and playing a mysterious luster. It seems that the hip they move on hinges and can be delivered to the body from any angle. Make hip plastic and moving or speaking the language of professionals, beginners permission or excuse them are unlikely to, but after a couple of months of hard training, this goal may be achievable.

Before you begin to master the subtleties of belly dancing Belly dance: the impact on women's health  Belly dance: the impact on women's health
   for beginners, it would be wise to consult a doctor. The fact is that to get involved in such leisure activities are not recommended for women with flat feet Flatfoot - help physiotherapy  Flatfoot - help physiotherapy
 Because during the dance will have to rise on the toes. Contraindications will also back problems, acute diseases of internal organs, especially women, heart disease Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know  Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know
 , Exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease. It is not necessary to start classes and during pregnancy, even in the early stages, some vigorous movement and shaking can harm the baby. No age restrictions, even small girls can bend wavy arms.


Clothes Sports

For beginners there is no need to immediately buy exotic outfits for belly dancing, like those that are usually clothed in oriental beauties. During the first months of training body composition can vary greatly, and still have to acquire the garment of a different size. Best uniform will halter top or a shirt, opening the abdomen, and form-fitting sweatpants.

Belt coins at first, too, is not particularly needed, though, if you really want, and you can wear it. The different schools of Oriental dance to this accessory relate differently. On the one hand, it makes it easier to feel the rhythm of hip and body movements, and on the other - the sound of coins distracts from performance art movements.

The right thing to dance Belly Dance barefoot - it symbolizes the relationship dancer with Mother Earth. But it is not forbidden to wear during class cotton socks, ballet flats and even Gym shoes. In some cases the permissible and thin-soled sandals and without a platform. But sports shoes such as gym shoes or sneakers is clearly not suitable, since it would be difficult to make transitions with full foot on the toes and back.


The main elements of belly dancing

Key elements of belly dance are divided into movements hips and chest movement. Most of the movements performed at the hips straightened knees. This can be a "wave", when describing a circle in the thigh and the front horizontal plane simultaneously; "Eight", whose name speaks for itself, and the "twist" that involve maximum turning left and right full body motionless body and shoulders.

It is easy to learn to do the "dome" that is, in turn inflate the stomach and pulls the music. Specific training will require the development of such a movement, as a "snake handles", but it is also quite accessible to beginners.

More complex elements - is shaking and "smile stomach." To perform the basic necessities to relax all that is above the knees, and quickly bend and unbend your knees. A starting position for "stomach smile" - half-bent knees. Pubis is lifted forward and upward movement, a few seconds is held in tension, and then relaxes and lowered. All you need to do it gradually, waves to the beat of the music.

Movement of the chest also include waves and stranding eight. Even this part of the body can be described by a variety of arcs and circles. Basic elements allow you to create all sorts of combinations of movements, of which eventually formed the beautiful mesmerizing dance.

Svetlana Usankova

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Secrets of harmony for those who hate fitness

September 30, 2007

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   Can not tolerate exercises and fitness? Well, it happens to the best of us! If all should do fitness, it does not mean that all his love. But hatred of fitness makes it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so if you or someone you know is struggling with this issue, follow these tips for fitness haters.

  • Use modern technology to find motivation. Try to do fitness with your favorite dynamic music or listening to a special audio training program - today, these programs can be found for Callanetics, and Pilates Pilates - star system training  Pilates - star system training
 And yoga.
  • Try belly dancing Belly dance: the impact on women's health  Belly dance: the impact on women's health
 . Or any other custom option that may make you interested in physical activity.
  • A half-hour jog replace two fifteen minute jogging before work and after dinner (or just after work). The less time you spend on it, the less you get tired of it.
  • Try one of the many video courses of fitness - these programs are on the right path to urge many fitness haters.
  • Select "meaningful fitness", which combines body workout with the development of the spirit. Note the traditional options, such as yoga, pilates and tai chi, as well as their modern modifications, in particular, a combination of yoga and Pilates.

Good recommendations, but hardly an aversion to fitness cured such a simple way ... Try to make exercise fun, interesting, or at least tolerable.

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Belly dance: the impact on women's health

April 21, 2011

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 Despite numerous studies, the exact origin of belly dancing is unclear. Clearly, only one - the belly dance was born a long time ago, at least 2,000 years ago, but most likely, it happened much earlier.

There is increasing evidence that some of the movements that are typical of belly dance, appeared in the Neolithic period - they practiced within the religious cults. Belly is considered the cradle of life in many cultures of the world and had them dance a sacred value.

It is known that during the last few centuries, belly dancing was used for entertainment, preparation for childbirth, for ritual purposes as well as for general physical development.


Health Benefits

Today belly dancing is becoming popular all over the world, including in Western culture. The reason for this is not only the beauty of movements (as well suits), but the usefulness of this dance health. In contrast, for example, the ballet, which can lead to skeletal deformities and in any case requires a person of great sacrifices, and many other types of dance, which are aimed mainly at overcoming the "dispositions" of the body, belly dance is based on movements that are natural for the female body. This ensures that those engaged in belly dancing, not only external beauty and plasticity of movements, but also the health of the internal organs.

  • Improved posture Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight  Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight
   and muscle tone

The spine is more bones and ligaments than in any other part of the body. 33 vertebrae form the spinal column; They are joined by cartilaginous plates and ligaments, and almost every movement of the body depends on the flexibility and functionality of the spine. Groups of muscles that are attached to the vertebrae and ligaments, allow you to move the torso and thigh. Belly dance toning these muscles and provides them with flexibility, and it allows you to do this in a safe and efficient way.

Movement of the hips, performed in the exercise of belly dance, called a measured, repetitive movements of the muscles of the waist and hips, resulting in improved current synovial fluid (the natural lubricant) in the corresponding joints.

Belly dancing helps relieve tension in the back muscles, reducing the impact of substantially constant compression of the intervertebral disc, which is especially pronounced in those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Increasing muscle tone back and thighs improving your posture and help prevent back pain

Moreover, it is believed that the belly strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis Osteoporosis - he threatens you?  Osteoporosis - he threatens you?
 . The risk of injury when practicing belly dancing is minimal; it is suitable for women of any age. Men and children may also engage in belly dance with great benefit to themselves.

  • Weight loss

Belly dancing helps burn on average 300 calories per hour. This figure, of course, can vary greatly depending on how heavily you dancing, as well as your weight and fitness. In combination with a healthy diet Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
   Belly dance can serve as an excellent tool for weight loss.

  • Preparing for childbirth

Movement of belly dancing helps to strengthen the muscles that are used in the process of procreation. In addition, during the dance woman learns the correct movement of hips at birth - at the right time, the body will be able to use the very skills. Belly dancing lessons in a moderate regime will help to recover faster after childbirth.

  • Stress

Repetitive movements and concentration required for their implementation, helping to turn off the mind from everyday worries and relax, following the movements of his body. In addition, belly dance takes "clips" in the muscles caused by stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 To which a person is exposed to in today's world almost constantly.

  • Strengthening the muscles in the arms

People who are just starting to engage in belly dance are often surprised by how much they have to use the muscles of the arms. Indeed, while dancing hands have to keep for a long time raised, and muscles must be well developed to perform the required movement slowly and gracefully.

  • Improved digestion

It's true - the body movement produced during the dance and help move food through the esophagus. Any workout in varying degrees, stimulate digestion, but belly dancing in this regard is particularly effective.

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