Prenatal Belly Dance in Glendale
Many women choose to dance during pregnancy as a way to maintain their fitness. Belly dancing while pregnant started centuries ago because the movements involved are known to help with childbirth. There are several different styles of belly dancing, but what do they all have in common? They work the core muscles with slow, undulating, and rolling motions, like figure-8 movements and tons of hip circles, of course.
Belly Dancing During Pregnancy
Practicing belly dance during pregnancy will not only help you strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, but there are certain movements that can help ease other symptoms like constipation and heartburn. Some doctors encourage practicing this style of dance during pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for class, like skirts, leggings, and a comfortable top.
Practicing belly dance during pregnancy has many advantages. Here are some:
- Helps relax and relieve stress
- Alleviates pregnancy back pain
- Can assist in moving a posterior baby off your back
- Helps improve your posture
- Promotes coordination and good balance
- Helps maintain general fitness
- Gives your self-esteem a boost
- Great way to socialize and bond with other women
About six weeks after your baby is born, you can recommence belly dancing to get your figure back. It’s a great hip and waist-trimmer.
What Not to Do
- Don’t push yourself too hard and avoid dancing when it’s really hot outside
- Steer clear of back bends
- Don’t exercise if you’re in pain, bleeding, or dizzy
- Avoid jumps and sharp movements
Belly Dance in Denver
If you’re in Denver, register now for a belly dance class with us. Drop-ins are always welcome, as long as there is space available. Reach out to one of our dance instructors to talk about how they can adapt the class to fit your needs. Invite your friends to come with you and enjoy a class together.