5 easy ways to brush up on your belly dance technique during lockdown
✔️The 5/6 rule: Choose 1 particular move that you struggle with. Don't shy away now. Commit 5 minutes a day for 6 days in a row to nailing it.
✔️Keep stretching: Either do simple spinal roll downs from standing to the floor, try to touching your toes or forward folds. Keep it moving as even the most simple stretches make a difference.
✔️ Play with it: How can you make your hip drop look different? Spend 5 minutes trying to figure it out. Add a plie, change the level, Change the speed, body angle or hip angle. Have fun with it and play.
✔️Stuck shimmies: Every time your shimmies get stuck and stiffen up, sllloooooooowwwww iiiitttttttt ddoooooowwwwnnn. Slow motion your shimmies. Practice 5 mins a day for 6 days at half the speed you normally shimmy.
✔️Dust off your foundations: Watch my free Bellydance Study Buddy Tutorial playlist for your foundation bellydance moves. Good foundations will level up your dancing.
Remember: a step forward, is still a step forward.
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Tips for working out at home
During this current pandemic, I hope you and your family are healthy and well.
As a qualified fitness class instructor, here are my top tips to keep you moving during Lockdown 2020.
Enjoy your workout.
I'm taking over this blog post. I've been taking classes with Tevec for 3 years and bellydancing since the summer of 2007. It helped me get over bad post natal depression.
I'm a mum of 3 children - daughters Jade (29), Amberley (14) and son Alex (10).
When lockdown was first announced, I immediately thought of all the extra time I'd have each day, usually spent commuting, that I could spend with my children or on hobbies... but... reality quickly set in.
I’m used to working from home occasionally while my children are at school, but I’ve found working from home while home schooling my children hard work.
I've changed my routine and expectations to keep my sanity!
Here are my top 5 tips for mums working from home:
Stay well and look after yourself.
Award-winning Turkish Oriental and Theatrical Fusion performer and teacher.