Health & Fitness benefits of belly dancing
Belly dancing is one of the world’s oldest forms of exercise, is created by women for women, it gradually evolved over thousands of years to tone a woman body from the inside out.
Belly dance is a low-impact, meaning it doesn’t jolt your body and cause sore joints, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages.
It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Many of the moves involve isolations, which improves flexibility of the torso, when done with the correct posture, it will tone your core, stretches and release the tension in the back.
Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. The gentle circular movements help to relieve a lot of stiffness and pain.
Dancing with a veil can help build strength in the upper body, arm and shoulders. Playing the zills trains fingers to work independently and builds strength. The legs and long muscles of the back are strengthened by hip movements.
Research shows the effect of belly dance on women with menstruation problems. The subjects reported a more positive approach toward their menstruation, sexuality, and bodies. Dancing also maintain ones’ cognitive thinking and prevent early dementia.