I’m feeling a bit like a warrior today. Let me explain myself.
Yesterday a friend on mine was saying in her instagram that she wanted to stop using the beauty filters in her stories, because when she doesn’t use a filter she sees herself ugly (even with make up!). My personal commitment (with myself but also with you) is not using those kind of filters neither photoshop (the pictures you see from me have a colour filter, but they are not retouched at all).
If there I anything I’m certain in this life is that I’d like to be an example of naturalness (is this even a word in English?). I mean that I don’t want to hide behind any masks.
Did you also buy the flat tummy lies?
The other day a student from Bellydance With The Moon (btw, we start a new cycle every month) told me:
“I was looking for someone who does bellydance in a more relaxed way, that it is for fun, not for keeping up to flat belly fashion”
Boom! Mission accomplished! That’s exactly my motto.
In the last article I shared with you (the one about how to do the bellyroll) I said that I struggle to show my belly, because it’s not the favourite part of my body. But I show it for educational purposes. This has been my personal fight for the almost 20 years I’ve been teaching.
But why do I find so difficult to live in my body as it is? What’s wrong with my body? Why do I always hesitate? Why do I always think about loosing weight above all?
Accept your imperfect body
My body has got nothing wrong, MY BODY IS (IM)PERFECT, AS (IM)PERFECT AS YOURS, and everyone’s else. But we’ve been raised to hate ourselves (and I’m talking about society in general, not necessarily about your family or mine).
We’ve been raised to pursue a body type that its not ours, a body type that belongs to other people. Don’t forget that the aspect of those others is as (IM)PERFECT as yours and mine.
A brief introduction to hypopressive technique
I exercise my abs a lot. I do yoga on a daily basis, including a good set of abs. I also dance daily, and as often as I remember I include my low pressure abs exercises (I’m talking about them in today’s video).
I confess that I started exercising because I also believed the flat belly lie (and I’m writing this just about to menstruate, with my bloated tummy and all that jazz). But I carried on exercising from a place of self love.
In today’s video I’m bringing back an exercise that will help you work on your posture, abs and pelvic floor wherever you are, without changing your daily routine.
Today’s video is an introduction to the low pressure technique, created by Marcel Caufriez (hypopressive technique) which has got million benefits, and of course it also helps in your dancing paths.
To own a strong abdominal wall is basic to have a good posture, and fundamental to gain freedom and flow in your dance practice. Notice how I still didn’t mention aesthetics. And I won’t mention it because there are million other blogs which only talk about flat belly, and they are booooring.
Today we are looking after our health. Check out today’s video.
See you again soon over here.