Many are familiar with Belly dance, but few understand its amazing Health Benefits.
The graceful hip drops, rolls, and pivots of this dance form utilize muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine, and neck, working with the body instead of against it. Raqs Sharqi is based on movements that come naturally to the female form. There is a wealth of health benefits awaiting those who practice this form of dance.
Improved posture and muscle toning
Helps maintain pelvic floor tone
(makes an excellent post-natal exercise)
Belly dancing strengthens and tones a woman's
entire body slowly and evenly with very little
impact. Belly dancing is a gift to all women and
its practice can, over time, effectively tone your
body into its personal, optimal physical shape.
This is true regardless of your body type or skeletal
proportions. Arms become stronger,
posture improves, bellies tighten, legs and glutes
strengthen. There is no one "type" of body that's
right for belly dance. It is designed to benefit all
women's muscular, physical structures. Plus it's a lot
of fun, so try it out and see for yourself what
it can do for you.