Your Private Dance Oasis

Women are very busy and have many responsibilities these days. It can be difficult to set aside a little time to relax and rejuvenate. One thing I love about bellydancing is how little time and space it can take to get in some much needed exercise and R&R. As I mentioned in my blog “3 Minute Workout”, it doesn’t take a great deal of time to exercise your body in a full range of motion and to reduce stress by bellydancing to your favorite music.

You don’t need a lot of room either. Because many belly dance movements are so internal and condensed, you can get a full body workout right where you stand. There have been times when I’ve had to make do with a small corner of my bedroom for my R&R ‘get-away’, and it works. The one critical element for the relaxation part of the equation is that you have a space where you can close the door and not be disturbed! If you want to relax by losing yourself in your dance and music, it’s hard to do if people are distracting you or clamoring for your attention.

I think everyone deserves at least a few minutes a day where they can leave their responsibilities and concerns behind. With bellydancing, all you need is a few songs and a small private space where you can close the door. If you have your private space, you may need a sign for the door to remind your family/roommates to give you some private time. The sign could say “Do Not Disturb – Bellydancing in Progress” or “Caution – Bellydancer at Work”. If your family/roommates are especially pesky, you might want it to read “Beware – Bellydancer With Sword” to really get your message across!

Whatever it takes, do yourself a favor and create your own space where you can go for a while to dance to get refreshed and recharged. You and your loved ones will all benefit from your get-away to your private dance oasis.


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