Through dance coach, DaVid of Scandinavia, I learned that slightly adjusting your posture gives you access to a more Egyptian Raks Sharki and Modern Oriental look and feel. Now mind you, it takes much more (A LOT more) to fully capture the Egyptian Raks Sharki interpretation but this is a start. A very important one.
If you are looking to infuse a more Modern Oriental vibe into your bellydance or if you're just looking to learn about different bellydance postures this will be a helpful tool.
Let me prep you though…WARNING: As with anything new, if you are used to a different posture, this will feel awkward and will take some practice. Once you are more comfortable with it, you will see the benefits for yourself!
Here are some of the goodies you'll gain:
- Pelvis and lower back are released giving lower body movement a more effortless look and feel.
- Weight balance on feet changes, you almost instantly approach movement differently, giving you more dance vocabulary.
- Allows for a lower "center" giving a much more earthy and grounded starting point-- who doesn't want that in bellydance?!
Now check out this short video, try it yourself and please, let me know how it felt and if it changed anything for you.
Tell me how your body felt when moving from this new posture in the comments below:)
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