Friday, January 20, 2012
My version of Belly Dance, please forgive me for my incorrect terminology, yet these are the torso, & abs, hip bounce, hip sway, and butterfly wide-leg squats to point moves that I have mentioned a few times in my exercise notes.
Breathing is sort of difficult for me attempting these moves, and I seem to breathe with the beat & rhythm of the movement. That torso move, up/down, front/back move of the belly dance is a definite abdominal workout, pulling the internal & external transverse rectus,& the internal & external oblique abdominals really tight. The right to left movement feels wonderful & exhilarating on the thoracic spine, as I am holding both sets of the abdominals tight without moving my hips. They are all tension releasing sensations to my spine, as they force a straight & tight spine with correct posture.
My facial expression is a mess. I would rather perform these moves with an improved, pleasant, happy facial expression instead of pursing my lips as I am breathing. I feel I should continue practicing these techniques until I have mastered staying on my toes with the butterfly squats for a 2/4 count and up on the toes, as in heals, for about, the same count.
I would like to continue with these techniques/moves or others that are similar, on next Thursday's Cardio Training Interval Session. Incidentally, I am only submitting three (3) of the six (6) belly dance sessions.