Liquid Arms

Have you noticed that belly dancers have a particular way of holding their hands? When you are dancing, imagine holding a delicate jewel with only your middle finger and thumb. To practice this, try holding a coin by the fingertips of your middle finger and thumb. Now try to rotate your wrists one way and then the other without dropping the coin. Notice how much more delicate and graceful your hand movements are. For a challenge, practice ‘Liquid Arms,’ ‘Expressive Hand’ and ‘Facial Gestures,’ or ‘Falling Leaves’ while holding coins.