Friday, February 26, 2010

Belly Dancing, Take Two

Belly dancing is much harder than it appears. You move your belly from your rib cage down to your hips. I finally get why they call it belly dancing.

The first instructions were to get your rib cage and lift it up as if you were going to place it on a book shelf. It is all about isolation. The next movement was to move the right hip, just the hip and nothing else. My entire body wants to shake a move along with the hip but that is not the way belly dancing works.

My fight calf is extremely sore from hiking my right hip for the duration of the class. I think I may have pulled a muscle in my left hip or pelvis region. Watch out Shakira, I am getting my shoulder shimmy down.

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