Episode 4 - The Hippy Camel
Dance Level: Beginner
Fitness Category: Tighten and Tone
Target Zones: Back and Glutes
In belly dance, the majority of the movements come from the hips, but the expression comes from the hands! We begin this episode with a series of hip-opening stretches and then carry on to various movements to increase flexibility and grace in the hands. With so much of our lives these days spent hunched over computers, we lose flexibility and strength in our backs and shoulders. The ‘Chest Camel’ and ‘Shoulder Rolls’ are sensual and fluid dance moves that also help increase strength and flexibility in these neglected areas. Adding on ‘M and M’s’ and a vigorous ‘Village Shimmy’, the Shimmy Dancers lead you through a perfect lunchtime office workout. Why not ask your colleagues to Shimmy with you? They’ll thank you for it.