If you want to stay young, look great, and as a byproduct, lose weight, then consider becoming a student of belly dancing. As you grow older, you are much more likely to put on weight, and keep it on, for a much longer period of time than you used to. The fact is, that your metabolism is slower than when you were younger. Although you might not have thought about learning to belly dance, it can become part of the weight loss solution.
There are several different styles of belly dancing, styles that are intended for men and for women, and there are a lot of varied philosophies behind belly dancing for weight loss as well. What everyone can agree on is that it is a very good form of excercise. What people don’t know is that this dance form can be very helpful when you are trying to lose weight.
Belly dancing is done very slowly and sensuously, and you will need to concentrate, and exert a lot of abdominal strength to do it properly. Belly dancing is a great aerobic exercise; that means, by belly dancing, you can get an aerobic workout, improving your cardiovascular function, as well as strengthening your abdominal muscles. Also, belly will allow you to move more gracefully, which will always improve your self esteem and the way you look.
Take some time to evaluate what your objectives are for learning belly dance. Are you simply doing it for improved fitness, or, do you want to become a performer? If you have an interest in performing, do you want to perform as a solo act, or in a group? There are many different belly dancing groups around, so there will be numerous opportunities to participate in group performance.
There are many different styles of belly dancing; Egyptian Cabaret is a very glamorous style of solo belly dancing, while American Tribal Style is all about group belly dancing, personal body acceptance, and individual dance interpretation. Through Folkloric Belly Dance, you will learn about traditional belly dance from Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Syria. Once you decide which form of belly dancing is right for you, consider how it may be used to attain your weight loss goals. Even with benefits of belly dancing, do not rule out the benefits you can gain with the daily use of a weight loss self hypnosis program, that gives you the self confidence to follow through with your commitments to diet and exercise, just as self hypnosis for weight loss has proved effective for others all over the world.