Belly dance

Tantric dance, Arabic dance, oriental dance, bellydance ... All are synonymous of fashion direction for today called belly dancing. This dance women, passionate and uninhibited, a mysterious and enigmatic, sensual and tender. In general, the dance-a great alternative to physical education. Motor activity is important at any age, and afford the load of fitness or aerobics can not everyone. In Oriental dance is, in addition to physical health, normal and even moral, because freedom of movement, improvisation and creative variety of elements can fully liberated and feel fluttering bird. It's so wonderful-to move to the beat of the drums or the Arab circle under a gentle flute! There is even such a thing as Tantseterapiya or a so-called treatment of the movement, including the prevention of healing the body.

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Belly dance-that is how the West is now called belly dance. You know that he appeared in the East, but to call the country where it happened, nobody can. Danced it in India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, Babylon, the Central Asian states. This dance was not meant for the stage, his features were more social, and consisted of movements that could relatively easily learn the general population. In every social setting danced this dance in their own way and its secrets passed down from generation to generation.

Recently, belly dance is very famous in Europe and in Russia. Belly dance is danced in discos, clubs and a home for the soul. It is quite affordable, because you can learn the basic moves, both independently and in sports centers. Wondrous plastic belly passionate about the young girl, and quite elderly lady. And sometimes men are not far behind from the wonderful companions. Male belly dance is not as popular. The history of male belly dancing is from Turkey. It was that early on some of the activities women are forbidden to dance for the Turkish rulers. In such cases, and invited male dancers, who, incidentally, were honored and respected.

Doctors confirm that oriental dance-it's not only beautiful plastic body movement, but also very useful for the health of the procedure. The rhythmic movement, especially shaking shoulders and hips, well trained cardiovascular apparatus. A variety of exercises with the transfer of body weight strengthen leg muscles.

The basic technique of belly dancing-it's separate motion of the upper and lower parts of the body, that is, if the hips are moving-the chest should be fixed, and vice versa. This separation allows to strengthen the spine, back muscles and improve posture.

During belly dance is a stomach massage, not only the abdominal muscles, but also the abdominal cavity. Therefore, people suffering from bowel disorders should think about the occupation of oriental dance. Besides belly accelerates metabolism, thus allowing to control weight.

Another important aspect of the art of belly dancing-proper breathing. This oxygenation and preventing pulmonary disorders.

Due to the fact that the dance was very closed in Europe for the first time heard about Eastern dance only in the eighteenth century. And then it happened sooner because the belly of the sacred and the ritual dance has become a folk dances of different styles in different ethnic groups. By that time, there were thousands of different dances that are danced in the Middle East. What unites them is that they were all female, and all included a vigorous movements of the hips and abdomen.

Names have a lot of belly dance, as well as belly dancers themselves. Consider the most common: Ghawazee and Baladi.

Ghawazee-danced in upper Egypt, is a professional women's dance. Most likely comes from India. Although the residents of Egypt argue that this dance comes from the pharaohs, there is evidence that it had been imported from India Roma in about 1000 years BC. And in this dance of Egypt sold worldwide.

Ghawazee-is the name of the nomadic Gypsies, Roma and that is called in the West. Traveling from India to Egypt, Roma absorbed the local culture, and with them the elements of the local dances. As a result, once in Egypt, Indian dance had a clear influence of culture of the Middle East, Turkey, Persia and North Africa. It was in Egypt this dance for the first time and saw the Europeans, and they were immediately charmed. Baladi, translated as "homeland" or "hometown" danced in villages throughout Egypt. It was performed by women for women is always and always barefoot in the house. Based on the movements of the hips, hand movements were very simple and haphazard. On the whole, this dance did not leave a very good impression.

In the West, in the XIX century were very popular all sorts of shows. It is in such a show for the first time saw this dance performed by the Eastern dancer. It happened in Paris in 1889. In 1893, it hit the United States, the city of Chicago. As the advertising used the French phrase «Danse du Ventre», that is translated as "belly dance". It is this advertising gimmick has led to a serious misunderstanding after the dance and distort its meaning.

Meanwhile, the development of dance continued. In the twenties of the XX century, Cairo became a major urbanized city. A significant part of its inhabitants were visiting from out of town residents. Getting into the city, they feel insecure, and therefore compactly settled. As a result, in the same area of ​​the villagers lived a completely different countries and regions.

It is in these circumstances, and there was dancing Raks Sharki, absorbed the influence of the West, Turkey, Iran, North Africa, India and other countries in the Middle East. The dance is a mix of styles and costumes of different cultures. Raks Sharki and became known in the West as Belly dance. This is an incorrect name originated from the mixing of the names of Baladi and the very French phrase «Danse du Ventre».

Popularization in the West contributed to this dance Hollywood, as always misquote everything in its way. In his films, this dance was performed actresses dressed in bra, belt and skirt decorated with beads, that neither in the least untrue. Hollywood was an enormous number of films in which definitively blurred the line between farce and the famous dance.

After the image adapted the Western perception of professional oriental dancer.

It is this version of belly dance and is known to us now.

Oriental dance perfectly relieves mental stress, helps to cope with stress. Fans of Bell claims that after 40 minutes of training appears to ease the soul, and forget all the troubles always want to smile. But the smile-the first step on the way to a good mood and good health. Therefore belly dancing-a great way to get away from the problems, extracting maximum benefit from this.

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