The Sparkle Coach: How Belly Dancing Can Improve Your Fitness and Well-Being

The Glittering Coach

We often avoid gentle, low-resistance, “slower” exercises, but while I can perform acrobatic sets at a belly dance performance, the heart of this art form and dance is enjoy your body as it moves.

A good shimmy and belly dancing class not only burns calories, but belly dancing helps strengthen your core, which improves your posture and provides a complete workout for your mind and body.

Belly dancing is based on small but isolated movements, as well as maintaining a “basic posture,” which means you engage and use a range of muscles that are often overlooked.

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The isolating movements of this form of dance, from the percussive hip drops to the ripples of a belly roll and your posture as you perfect your snake arm movement, all contribute to a complete “exercise class” for everyone. body.

However, the results are much more transformational than physically “a leaner, stronger body”. You will improve your self-confidence, become part of a community and learn the art of breathing as well as work in the “flow” with your body rather than against it.

Many of my Bellydance students find this dance class to help relieve pain, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation throughout your body with gentle wrist joint movements in your hand positions and mobility. of the spine through fluid movements.

Also, when I discovered oriental dance at the age of 14, I finally kissed who I was upside down.

So while the benefits of Bellydance for fitness are impressive, the results of practicing this low impact dance regularly can last a lifetime.

I challenge you not to feel good about your head and your body after a class. Feel strong, sultry and smile as you jiggle or Arabesque to the beat of your own drum.

Sophie teaches live and on-demand online or one-on-one in person and via video call, as well as regular lessons from Wakefield town center, West Yorkshire. She teaches and performs at events, weddings, parties, venues and gives workshops throughout the UK.

Wakefield in-person classes begin January 2022 on Wednesdays and Fridays at Sparkle Hub inside The Yard at The Ridings Mall.

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