Belly Dance and health

Belly Dance is a great way to stay in shape, gain confidence and stay healthy no matter what your dance experience. As one of the oldest forms of danceBelly Dance promotes balance, strength, digestion, coordination and confidence as well as being a fun and highly expressive dance form. Total body movement, such as belly dance, enhances the functions of other body systems, such as circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, and muscular systems. It is one of the few exercise forms that tones up the pelvic floor. In belly dance, we habitually raise the sternum. Realignment of the sternum produces an increase in the capacity of the lungs. More oxygen means more energy.

What does belly dancing do to your body?

Through its hip movements and powerful shimmies, belly dance works on your core muscles and encourages you to embrace your curves.

Why do belly dancers have belly fat?

Yes, belly dance definitely strengthens your abdominal muscles and is a great workout! The reason why you may see many belly dancers with large abdomens is only due to lifestyle choices and also due to the fact that belly dance is a form of dance that is welcoming and accepting of women of all shapes and sizes.

Helps in Preparing for Childbirth

The movements of raks sharki make an excellent prenatal exercise regimen that strengthens the muscles used during the childbirth process.

The toned abdominal muscles and natural hip tucks, which are similar to the “pelvic rocking” taught during prenatal classes, teach the expectant mother how to move her pelvis.

For women who desire a natural childbirth, this form of exercise through dance, with its emphasis on muscle control not only facilitates natural childbirth but also makes an excellent post-natal exercise that helps encourage abdominal tone.

During those first weeks after giving birth, when caution is needed while healing from the birth process, these movements work the muscles gently and effectively, if done very gradually.

Belly dance courses and lessons in Mladá Boleslav city with Shareefa dance association.

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Calming effects of belly dancing

Belly dance is meditative and requires the mind to engage with the body.

Break from your thoughts and worries. Belly dancing brings endorphins.

This gives the dancer a break from thoughts and worries that can sometimes torment us. These effects are similar to the benefits of yoga or Tai Chi.

Studies have shown that physical activity is known to increase particular neurotransmitter substances in the brain (endorphins), which create a state of well-being. In various studies, it has been demonstrated that exercise is almost as effective as anti-depressants in treating depression. In a good Belly dance class, we are in a group interacting in a positive and supportive way; this can create feelings of acceptance which is essential for psychological health. 

Belly dance can keep the mind active as well as your body. Remembering intricate steps stimulates the working memory. Research suggests that dancing reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Not only can exercise slow mental decline, but it may enhance brainpower. There is some evidence that listening to music while you exercise stimulates mental functioning more than silent activities. So regular dancing might even help you improve your IQ score!

Builds Friendships. Being part of a group, team or community. ♥

Belly dancing tends to be a shared pursuit. Spending time with friends can stimulate the mind and protect against mental decline. Being part of a group, team or community is one of the keys to a happy life. Emotional support and a sense of purpose support good mental health.

Belly dance show by Shareefa – Pojizerstký folkorní festival in Bakov nad Jizerou.

Dance Shows and Performances, Performance is fun! Dressing up in beautiful costumes is something many people enjoy! Performing together builds team spirit, forges friendships and boosts self-esteem.

Dancing Helps to Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis 

Because the steps and torso moves put a healthy strain on the bones, it helps them to stay healthy and dense. This makes them less prone to osteoarthritis.

Belly dancing burns Calories 

Burns Calories avoiding weight gain can become harder as we get older. Belly dance can burn over 400 calories per hour and it feels like fun!

And Better Sleep 

People who take regular exercise such as belly dance sleep better.

You can better sleep with taking belly dance classes.

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