Sonia holistic belly dance introductionIn this course I want to present a holistic point of view of the well-known oriental dance.
Belly dance is one of the most fascinating dances in which femininity and inner beauty are highlighted. It adds a new dimension of artistical creativity and spontaneity in the daily routines of life. It opens a door to an exciting and exotic world full of magic that changes the way we see the world and the way people see us.
Through belly dance you can experience a spectacular transformation that gives you a great physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Belly dance is suitable for all kind of people, no matter the age or kind of body. You can improve your health and obtain many physical and mental benefits:

  • Cardiovascular benefits and weight control: In belly dance lots of movements are combined to develop different choreographic sequences which are an excellent cardio workout, so it is a great way to burn calories and it helps the metabolism to avoid the concentration of fat in some specific parts of the body.
  • Muscular and postural benefits: Belly dance helps you to improve the strength, the mobility, the flexibility and the coordination all over your body.

Sonia holistic belly dance for pregnacyIt works on getting a good body posture, it lengthens the spine and releases the tension from it improving the strength of its muscles.
It is a low impact exercise that helps you to improve rigidity and pain of the joints without damaging them.

  • Relaxation and stress reduction: Through belly dance you can relax the mind and the body because it is an activity that requires concentration and good breathing, it is a kind of meditation in movement.
    Our modern life is stressful and affects our organism in many ways, causing different kinds of illnesses and muscular tensions. Relaxing your body and your mind while dancing gives you a feeling of freedom and well-being and helps you to connect with your body and your soul.
  • Massage in inner organs: belly dance requires the conscious activation of the core muscles to do some waving movements in the stomach that can help to improve the inner organs activity. It is also beneficial to avoid menstrual pain due to the release of tension in the abdominal area.
  • Prenatal and postnatal workout: In its origins belly dance was created as a preparation for childbirth. Belly dance movements are perfect to the women’s body to improve sexual health and to prepare the body for pregnancy and childbirth and it helps you to recover quickly and more efficiently after giving birth.
  • Self-acceptance: belly dance can help you to discover your individual beauty, to recognise it, to express and to celebrate your femininity freeing yourself from the imposed social pression against women. You will have the possibility to accept your physical appearance and enjoy it.

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