The movements can be grouped into; Percussive movements, fluid movements, shimmies, shivers and vibrations. In its beautification, practitioners make personal changes such as twists, level changes, turns and steps. The arms are used to create different shapes and lines to spice up the dance as well as facilitating the hip movement.
It can be used as a workout as it can tone muscles and burn calories just like any aerobic activity. Flexibility, balance and coordination are an added advantage to this type of workout which is different from the standard workouts. These three things are known to improve body posture, reduce injury and increased body awareness.
Another benefit linked to this exercise is a clearer skin tone due to the increased oxygen levels to the skin cells and blood circulation. You can take a lot of water during, after and before the classes in order to enhance the skins appearance. The dead skin cell should be removed regularly I the shower by gently scrubbing.
Dancers have better sleep as the well being of the body is associated with an increased ability to have normal natural cycles. For the best sleep however, you should try to do at least half an hour of dance or any other physical activity every day. This does not mean that dancing before bedtime will also help.
Moreover, dancing is stimulating to the brain as well as a result of having to synchronize the movements of different muscle groups. The practitioners need to be aware of and master the art of creating lines and shapes with their bodies making it hard for you to get bored in class. It is also the reason why dancers have good memory.
It also can be viewed as a form of psychotherapy due to its tendency to enhance healthy body image, positive social interactions and confidence in individuals. Stress relief and management are its other uses. The above are very important especially to the modern woman who undergoes so much pressure of beauty standards that have been set by the society.
A big number of belly dancers are women who are bound to experience menstrual cramps. Strengthening of the pelvic muscle groups and good blood circulation help alleviate cramps over time. Increased metabolism is another result of the practice as the movements in the abdominal area massage the internal organs thus better intestine and colon health.
Going for these classes reduce the chances of you developing back problems. This is because during the dance, the core muscles that support the spine are strengthened. In order to achieve the above, a correct posture should be maintained otherwise back problems will be aggravated. It is for this reason that enrolling in a class where there is a professional is advisable as one gets to do the moves the right and in turn avoid complications that may result from poor implementation of the moves.