This is how belly dance will make you fit!478 views
Through its hip movements and powerful shimmies, belly dance works on your core muscles and encourages you to embrace your curves. I discovered belly dance sometime last year. Like most people, I’d resolved to hit the gym regularly at the beginning of the year but the shift from cheesecakes to salads seemed onerous. The very sight of a tread mill made me shudder and soon, I got comfortable with cooking up the most ridiculous excuses to shun workouts. Although I do not suffer from a negative body image, I yearned to love my body a bit more. And so, I gifted myself a belly dance class on my birthday and it turned out to be a life-altering move.
A pioneer of the dance form in India, Meher explains that she has witnessed a visible change over the last dec ade. “Earlier, I only had thin girls coming to me. But now, my school has over 7,000 women, of all ages, shapes and sizes.” As an aspiring belly dancer, I feel that belly dancing chal lenges the hideous concept of body shaming and teaches us to embrace our curves. Stick to it and over a period of time, you’ll see that the smile stays, the fat melts, the confidence soars and a Goddess is reborn.
Know your belly dance well