Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Belly Dancing

I have started taking a belly dancing class with Rissa at Butterfly Yoga, and it is a lot of fun! Of course, I feel like a dork right now, but I know it will get better. I hope it will help me come to terms with my body. Belly dancing is really a celebration of a woman's curves - the way you move your rib cage and roll your shoulders back accentuate the breasts, rolling the belly and shimmying the hips shows off how soft and round the belly and butt are. Even the arm movements make the arms look soft and fluid rather than hard and muscley. I love to watch it, and I hope I can eventually do it well myself.


Cyn said...

"hard and muscley" -- exactly why to me the videos with all the skinnies just don't look as good as when I see more shapely women doing it. (However, even skinnies are entitled to celebrate their curves! LOL) "do it well myself" -- FEELING good about doing it, which it sounds like you are, is the most important. I stopped doing it because I didn't think I could do it well and look anything like others/my teacher did. That was wrong. I'm glad you and Rissa are doing this because it has my 'want to' up and running again.

Rissa said...

I am looking forward to the classes. Ben bought me the Fat Chance Belly Dance DVDs, but they have not yet arrived. LOL