Belly dance creates body awareness. By being more aware of your body, you are more likely to eat healthier and take better care of your body
Belly dance is a fun way to get into shape, much more fun than gym. You tone up pretty quickly, while you discover muscles you never knew you had
It is a low impact, gentle form of exercise that preserves and strengthens your body.
It detoxifies your body by pulling the toxins from your organs
Osteoporosis is prevented due to the weight bearing aspect of belly dance
Flexibility is greatly increased, especially since we do a lot of yoga in belly dance!
Increasing mental capacity and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other mental degeneration. This is due to the left and right hemispheres working together for co-ordination. Dopamine is released during belly dancing, which actively fights mental degeneration! By using a different set of muscles, you build neuropathways that increase memory
Improving self-esteem. By teaching your body to move in ways your never thought possible, you feel a sense of achievement. I challenge my dancers, beginner and advanced in order to constantly improve and learn. Belly dance teaches you to look at your body with awe, to honour the goddess within and to overcome blockages
Belly dance boosts immunity by moving the lymphatic fluid
Beat depression and anxiety. I often hear “I feel so much better” before a student goes home after dancing. Taking time to do something nice for yourself, to move and to honour yourself will lead to better emotional regulation and less depression and anxiety
Make new friends. Desert flowers is a welcoming and kind community with a diverse set of personalities. You will fit right in!