Belly dancing exercises both the body and the spirit releasing a powerful female energy. It has been in existence for over 5,000 years, so there must be something to it! Originating in the Middle East where women were cloaked and considered a father’s property until she became a man’s possession, belly dancing enabled a woman to control her own space and express her full range of emotions in the small circle she controlled.
Is belly dancing good exercise? If exercise is something that is done with metal while you sweat and strain (“no pain, no gain”), then perhaps at first glance belly dancing does not fit the definition. If however we expand our thinking to include more than just cut muscles, belly dancing may be the best form of exercise there is. Belly dancing was done as long ago as 3,000 B.C. in goddess worship ceremonies, memorialized in cave paintings. This movement form has endured. Belly dancing engages the muscles, the mind, and femininity in ways that popular exercise forms do not.
This week guest blogger Jheri St. James, who is teaching our belly dancing classes over the next few weeks, shares a little about her art form. Don’t think belly dancing is exercise? Read on to learn more. And come join us for class!
The BELLY DANCE EXERCISE HD is now available for $3.99 for iPad owners. The application is supporting English language. It weighs in at only 10MB to download. It is highly advisable to have the latest app version installed so that you don`t miss out on the fresh new features and improvements. The current app version 1.0.1 has been released on 2014-11-01. For ensuring consistency with the device you should take into account the following app compatibility information: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later