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Belly Dance Class
A full-length bellydance class with Gillian Cofsky that consists of a low-intensity aerobic warm-up, conditioning and toning exercises targeting the glutes, thighs, core, and upper arm, the breakdown and drilling of dance isolations, and a short combination using the moves you learned throughout the class. Bellydance is great for muscular conditioning and isolation through sensual, feminine movement. The dance encourages participants to be rooted and strong in their femininity (even men have a feminine side), and confident in their bodies. While most bellydance movements are beneficial and gentle for pregnant women, high-speed shimmies are not recommended due to the downward pressure created on the uterus during these movements. The lower back can receive pressure from all of the hip movement, so it's very important to stay connected through the lower abs at all times and draw the tailbone towards that earth so the lower back stays long and safe. Feel free to take a forward fold anytime during the practice, to lengthen and decompress the lumbar spine.