At the end of 2016, in an attempt to find community and start dancing again, I took a 4-week long belly dance crash course. And I fell head over heels in love with it.
There was something about women gathering together to unapologetically shimmy their tummies and hips, areas many of us don't exactly love to flaunt, that just made my heart sing. This was body positivity at its finest.
The whole time I was taking classes, I kept thinking, "this would be such a great workout for pregnant women." So being the google nerd I am, I searched "pregnancy belly dance" and found some things that confirmed my original suspicions. Belly dance is, without question, one of the best forms of movement for pregnant ladies.
Not pregnant, no worries. It's still a great way for any and all women to get moving. I'll be doing a post about belly dance and fertility in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Hopefully, I can get my new instructor for an interview. She's amazing!Read More
When it comes to exercise and fertility, I always think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Falling into either extreme, too much or too little, will keep us from creating healthy, happy, and fertile bodies. We need to find the amount that is just right. It's all about finding that sweet spot.
Nonstop, high intensity exercise puts loads of stress on the body. If we couple too much exercise with too little food, we are begging for trouble.
A stressed, overworked, and depleted body is not a healthy body, let alone a fertile body.
Being active is soooo important to our health and fertility, but too much is too much.Read More
I know nary a woman who didn't take ballet classes as a kid or desperately wish they had. Dancers just ooze sensuality, strength, confidence, and grace. Taking ballet can help bring those things out of anyone, no matter their age while also whipping the body into shape.Read More