One of our weekend challenges for our Bingo board was to try something new whether it was an exercise or a recipe - we were just to have fun.
Well I signed up for a Belly Dancing class. Needless to say I was little apprehensive about it but I figured I would give it a try.
I went to the class and I had gotten a (I don't even know what you call it) a hip scarf from my niece that has all the beads and coins on it. So I took the scarf with me. I arrived about 10 minutes early as I wanted to go in and get a feel for this adventure. As a result of coming early I had a chance to meet and chat a bit with the teacher who made me feel extremely comfortable. She offered me a hip scarf and I told her I had brought my own (how presumptuous of me).
The other ladies started filing in and she told them all we have a new student and the ladies were all friendly. One even came and helped me tie my hip scarf to lessen the chance of it falling off. How nice of her.
I loved the way the teacher taught the class she was patient, funny and delightful in taking her time to break down a complete dance to insure that we learned all the steps and was doing them properly.
It was an hour class and before the class was over I was sweating and I could feel the workout of the muscles in my shoulders, waist, hips, butt and my legs. So I will be going back ever week and who knows I may have some new moves to show my husband. LOL
I'm already thinking I need a wardrobe of different color scarves to match my outfits and some for my wrists. I'm so glad of that challenge square - to try something new as I may not would have considered Belly Dancing. If there a class offered in your area I highly recommend that you try it.
that is great mary so proud of you.i remember learning belly dance for my wedding to lotfi.there is a traditional dance carried out by the bride ND HER MOTHER WHEN SHE GETS MARRIED:HIS SISTER TAUGHT ME IT TO DANCE WITH LOTFI´S MOTHER AS MY MOTHER IS DEAD:IT STARTS OUT SLOW AS THEY ARE CRYING AT PARTING FRM ONE ANOTHER THEN IT GETS HAPPIER AS THE MOTHER REALISES SHE WILL BE GAOINING A SON AND POSSIBLE GRAND CHILDREN AND TZHE BRIDE IS GETTING A MAN AND POSSIBLE CHILDREN:I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE A PHOTO OF YOU DANCING THOUGH: 1229 days ago
It pays off to step out of your comfort zone, get ride of the "box" and challenge yourself as that's what it's all about. Now, you can share your experience with otheres who were like you! We have nothing to fear but fear itself! Now, to work on that trip to Hawaii! 1229 days ago
I. LOVE. BELLY DANCING. I've been doing it for over a year. It is cardio and toning all in one. Nothing, NOTHING, has made as big a difference in the way I feel about my body. I mean, it is impossible to find flaws when you're doing hip circles and figure 8's. 1230 days ago