Monthly Archives: April 2018

Belly dance drill for agile hips

Hips, emotions and expression

Did you know that, apparently, our hips are the proverbial under stairs cupboard when it comes to our emotions?

I’m certainly no expert in the yogic intricacies of this concept, but I do know that my yoga teacher is obsessed with hip openers! As bellydancers, we all know how energetic, powerful and expressive our hips can be.

So this week, I’ve been thinking about a tutorial on how we can enjoy maximum expression through our hips during belly dance by keeping them artistically agile.

If you’re new to my blog welcome! I’ll let you know that, as well as updates and insights from me, you can expect a FREE belly dance video with each post. For this week’s blog I’ve put together a nifty little progressive belly dance drill to help achieve and maintain agile hips. Go here to get started now!


Your assignment:

Join in with me as you watch the drill and take note of which elements feel a little clunky. Then, check in with the drill on a regular basis to work past those sticky areas until it feels easy. Be sure to let me know how you get on!

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Thank you so much for reading and watching.

Love and shimmies,

Helen xx