How To Design Your Own Belly Dance Practice

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Not all of us have the luxury of going to studio to practice our belly dance movements. As far as I know many dancers utilize the convenience of their home as their sacred dance practice space. Some even modify a part of their home into a private studio and of course as you can imagine, there are fantastic benefits to this idea. But whatever route you decide to take make sure that your vibrations are positive ones & your mind always in a receptive mode.

Now, there are many avenues you can explore to build your own practice and it has to work for you, at the same time nurturing your progress and development is vital to your practice. Every session should start with a warm-up session and end with a cool down segment.

I actually like this part of my practice because I can feel when my body is ready to proceed with the session, so I spend a little more time warming up than most dancers, anywhere from seven to ten minutes. [Read more…]

Caring for the Belly Dancing Body

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As a Goddess, grounded in radiance and beauty, how do you take of your Belly dancing body? Do you have a routine that has cultivated into a practice?

If you have awesome, similarly if you do not have a Goddess regimen you can utilize some these great pointers I have outlined in this short article.

Massages: As Belly dancers your body is in constant motion. Some of you artists are so engrossed in your practice that you sometimes overdo your training session. I am super guilty of this fact. [Read more…]

Caring For Your Belly Dance Costumes

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Now honestly, I know every Professional Belly Dancer is very much aware of how super expensive costumes can be, especially if you are not into the DIY (do it yourself) category.

There are many steps that you can take as a dancer to preserve the longevity of your costumes. Many ingredients can ruin a costume really quickly. Perspiration, friction, dampness and dirt just to name a few.

So I think it is safe to say that there are many great tips you can implement to ensure your costume will last a time through countless, shimmies, floor work, undulations, isolations and not to mention on the road festivals and events. [Read more…]

How To Conquer Stage Fright

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I don’t know which professional artist, performer or whatever your craft, does not deal with stage fright.  And sad to say this sensation can be very paralyzing for many no matter how great your resume may look. LOL!

I am sure you have gone through this process at one point in your life.  Some of the vibrations you feel are but not limited to, an upset stomach, nausea, possible regurgitation, sweaty palms, dry mouth and sometimes believe it or not some of my dearest friends get a sudden urge to use the bathroom. Terrible! [Read more…]

How To Control Belly Fat For Good

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I have to start this post off right. Belly fat is a constant presence for many women and men. I think it is safe to say that we have tried everything under the sun, and we’re good for a couple weeks then back to the same ole, same ole.

More than 90 million Americans suffer from poor digestion. Stress, lack of sleep and regular exercise are all contributing factors.

After a meal you may encounter an upset stomach, possible acid reflux (GERD), nausea and probably some vomiting. I have outlined three great habits you can cultivate in order to reclaim your digestive health. [Read more…]