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Here are some of the benefits:
Beautiful Movements Boost Self-Esteem
The movements are artistic and feminine, creating a positive feeling of sensual expression and freedom. In the act of dancing with sensuality, the dancer frees herself in physical and emotional ways. The body, which becomes increasingly supple and graceful through practicing the dance, learning 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.
Women honor their bodies. Body awareness in belly dancing can trigger an emotional response. Voluptuous women appreciate their ample curves.
Relieve stress to the back
When the pelvis is tipped forward, or tucked under with belly in can help prevent lower back problems
Improve Posture and Help Prevent Back Pain
Standing in good posture can help to prevent and relieve back pain
Increase Synovial Fluid
Dancing 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
Increase Bone Density
Because a woman is on her feet, moving during the dance, it is considered a weight-bearing exercise. Weight-bearing exercise can prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones.
Belly Dance can burn up to 300 calories per hour
Prepare for Childbirth
Hip shimmies can put the babies head in place and Stomach undulations can help to push the baby out of the womb.
Reduce Stress Levels
Repetitious swaying, circular and flowing movements are likened to a state of dance-reflection. 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
Helping to Relieve PMS
Soothing belly dance movements such as rolling the hips, figure of eights and undulations can help to alleviate congestion in the pelvic area.