When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao-
Belly Dance or (Oriental dance) is about 5000 years old. Dance is one of the most ancient forms of art and was a blend of many cultural elements. There were dances to celebrate weddings, births, victories, homecomings, passages of seasons throughout the year as well as a person’s life. Dancing was one way people bonded with their culture, environment as well as socially.
Belly dancing has for centuries been considered the sacred of women. Belly Dance echoes the natural rhythms throughout a women’s life, beginning with childhood and the joy of open movement; the journey into puberty to increase body awareness and supports healthy self -
Health benefits of Belly dancing
Physically, because the participant is on their feet, it is considered a good weight bearing exercise routine. Belly dance is good for blood flow, lymphatic drainage, massages vital organs, and aids in digestion. The basic movements work with the body rather than against it. Belly dance is a wonderful way to increase flexibility and strength to the spine with the gentle undulations that stretch and lubricate the muscles, tendons, and ligaments along the spine. Posture plays a key role in stretching and creating space between the 33 vertebras of the spine.
Emotionally and spiritually, belly dance a great way to reduce stress; its subtle rhythms along with the movements have a calming effect for your entire being. The movements of stretching, strengthen and lubricating of the spine as well as creating space and releasing tension between the 33 vertebras and the spinal cord. This has a calming effect on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. The subtle movements of the trunk massage the vital organs, supports the endocrine system by increasing endorphins and dopamine production. This creates a sense of well being. Many women have been mistreated sexually during their life. Belly dancing is a loving way to experience the gentle healing of their sexuality within the safety and support of other women.
Belly dancing Increases Energy and calms the spirit
As a moving meditation, Belly Dancing opens and nourishes our energetic skeleton. This includes the Charkas, 12 Organ meridians and the 8 Extraordinary Vessels that enrich your body, and spirit while it calms the mind. The Hara has been called the strength below the navel
and plays a key role in general energetic balance and Eastern philosophy. Meditation is a way to calm the mind, sooth the body from the stress of daily life. Moving meditation as in Chi Gong, Tai Chi, and many forms of Martial Arts helps to center and calm you into a peaceful present place. Belly Dance is another opportunity to experience the body, spirit, and mind connection.
Belly Dance Retreats
A fun and exciting way to experience the moving art form of belly dancing while increasing cardiovascular health, flexibility, strength, balance and self-
This exciting performance is about 10-
Choreography & Costume Retreat