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.

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