Culture, YWLA

An Expression of Self-Love through Dancing

This past weekend the young women in YWLA celebrated International Women’s Day by learning the art of belly dancing with a special interactive lesson from our very own Dr. Kyomi Gregory.

Belly dancing is a powerful way for women to embrace their femininity, gain self-esteem, be energized, and heal their mind and spirit. It is said that the origins of belly dancing came from tribal rituals that would strengthen the muscles of a pregnant woman’s abdomen to prepare her to give birth.

Dr. Gregory’s specialized lesson consisted of teaching the girls a popular belly dance routine. Together, the girls learned the key to belly dancing, which is isolated movements, or moving only one part of your body at a time in a line. The control of movement is both a discipline and a challenge that can result in a full-body, mind, and spirit workout!

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