Friday, April 30, 2010

Belly Dance Squats!

OK who is ready to feel the burn today! I sure am! We all know how beautiful it is to be able to effortlessly layer a maya or hip circle (or anything) with a controlled squat/drop to the floor. With this exercise it is important to listen to your body and not push past it's limits. With time and practice you'll be able to squat lower/longer and comfortably layer with other movements!

Trow on your favorite belly dance belt and lets get started! With all of the drills below, only repeat how many times is comfortable for you!

10 slow squats, come to a full stop at the bottom. (if you need a little help balancing, touch your finger tips to a wall)
10 squats with internal hip circles
10 squats with down hips
10 squats with maya
10 squats with shoulder shimmy
10 squats with chest slide

Can you do a one legged squat? Imagine the possibilities!

Happy Dancing,
Olivia Kaplan

1 comment:

  1. sounds so painful!! but effective, I will try them, Thank you.