In my previous post I wrote about how yoga changed my life, helping me to rehabilitate a chronic back injury and also improving my bellydance technique. This certainly didn't happen overnight, or all at once. Over the course of a number of years I gradually incorporated yoga into my practice and by trial and error I encountered many beneficial poses that not only helped my flexibility but also improved my strength and general wellbeing.
Yoga changed my body. Throughout my first years of dancing in my late teens and early twenties, as a beginner belly dancer my body was hungry to learn this fascinating new way of movement - the hip shimmies, snake arms, undulations and body locks dominated my physical movement. In my youth I hadn't really had any problems … Continue reading Sun Salutes & Snake Arms: How adding Yoga to your practice will improve your dance