Benefits of Belly Dance.

Greetings StepOuters from the land of exotic dances and spicy cuisine!

In today’s article we are beyond excited to announce our special collaboration for our next Master Class! We have partnered with a legend on her own right, a mentor to the stars and a referencial figure in all things belly dance both in her home country, India and the international scope.  Her name is Sanjana Sharma and she will be the instructor that will train you in the mysterious and captivating moves of Belly Dance. Missing this opportunity is neglecting an intense workout and personality awakening for your hips and lower body.

This being said it is crucial to be aware of the multiple health benefits that practicing this exotic art form brings to the table. Here are some of them:

1. Back and Joint Pains are relieved:  

During the dance, the movements of hip drops, circles, figure eights, and shimmies put the joints and ligaments in the lower back and hip through a full range of gentle, repetitive motion.

This movement helps increase the flow of synovial fluid (nature’s lubricant) in these joints.

When movements are done properly, the pelvis is tipped forward, or tucked somewhat; a neutral position that can help prevent lower back problems. Therefore, it can help relieve stress to the back, counteracting the almost constant compression of the disks that occurs from sitting and a sedentary lifestyle.

These toned muscles improve posture and help prevent back pain that can be caused by the unnatural curving forward of the spine that occurs when muscle groups are weak.

2. Increased bone density:  

Because the dancer is on her or her feet, moving during the dance, it is considered a weight-bearing exercise.

Weight-bearing exercise can prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones.

3. Low impact form of exercise:

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.

Unlike ballet, which can potentially alter and deform the skeleton, or other dance forms that work against rather than with the body’s physical inclinations, Belly Dancing is based on movements that come naturally to the the body.

The benefits of belly dance can be enjoyed by women and men of all ages.

4. Calorie burner:

It can burn up to 300 calories per hour. This estimate will vary, of course, depending on the intensity of your dancing.

Combined with a healthy diet that involves sensible eating, it can
without a doubt be part of a sound weight loss program.

5. Reducing stress levels with dance:

Repetitious swaying, circular and flowing movements are likened to a state of dance-meditation.

The dancer often finds that a session of slow, graceful dancing will clear the mind and induce a state of mental relaxation.

The faster forms of belly dance are stimulating and fun, and either slow or fast belly dancing can be useful in cases of anxiety or mild depression.

6. Boosting your self-esteem:

The movements are artistic and feminine, creating a positive feeling of sensual expression and freedom.

With sensuality being a desirable quality of belly dancing, the dancer feels safe to explore the soft, beautiful ways the body can move.

In the act of dancing with sensuality, the dancer frees herself/himself in physical and emotional ways.

The body, which becomes increasingly supple and graceful through practicing the dance, literally learns to move more beautifully.

Dancers feel a heightened sense of elegance and poise when they dance, and this delightful confidence remains long after the class or performance is finished.

The body awareness that comes from belly dancing often triggers an emotional response. Dancers with low self-image begin to honour their bodies.

And now that you know all the benefits, what are you waiting for to sign up for the session?

For this 1 hour we’ll belly dance our hearts out to Bollywood and Arabic Pop music and enjoy ourselves to the maximum.

The session is virtual, therefore you can practice it from anywhere in the world. You’ll receive the information to your inbox as soon as you complete the sign up.

The session will be online the 15th of May (Saturday) at 17.30 EEST.

The price of the session is truly a bargain at 10€

The link: https://stepout.fi/home/net-fit-n-chill

You can also pay using your culture & sports benefits (Smartum, E-passi, Edenred) by sending us your payment receipt at info@stepout.fi

Sign up is easy and quick, so go do it ASAP.

Love & Power,

Team StepOut

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