Why bellydancers should eat Ghee.

Why bellydancers should eat Ghee.

Why Ghee?

In a recent interview an American socialite, television personality and fashion designer Kourtney Mary Kardashian explains that she drinks a teaspoon of liquid ghee first thing every morning for beauty reasons. And the scientists agree that ghee does have cosmetic properties that benefit hair and nails. But is this the only benefit ghee has? In all respects, ghee is a unique product and it is recommended by doctors to all people, especially for those, who engaged in physical activity.

What is Ghee?

Ghee is a clarified butter. Indians call clarified butter (ghee) as a “liquid gold” for its unique benefits. It has been used in Ayurveda medicine for many centuries. Now various scientific studies have also proven that ghee is a useful product which has lots of benefits for the human body and mind.

What are the Health Benefits of Ghee.

Although saturated fatty acids are associated with high cholesterol levels and heart diseases, a little bit of it is necessary for various body functions such as brain development, improving immunity, bone health and nerve functioning.

  • Ghee is made up of short chain fatty acids that are easy to digest and can be easily converted into energy.
  • It strengthens the immune and nervous systems.
  • Ghee is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods
  • It lubricates the connective tissue and promotes flexibility.
  • In Ayurveda ghee is considered beneficial for the whole body and mind, and known to balance them.
  • It is free from hydrogenated fat and trans-fat which poses many health risks.
  • It has antiviral and anti-cancer properties.
  • Ghee is good for nerves and brain.
  • It contain vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Vitamin A is naturally present in ghee which is lacking in other edible oils.
  • It has high smoking point (the temperature at which oil break down and produce harmful cell damaging radicals) which make it a better choice for frying and cooking.

Bellydancers should eat Ghee for health and beauty. Just include 1-2 tsp. of ghee in a day to get its benefits.

Happy eating, but keep a tab on the amount.

Bellydance and pregnancy

Bellydance and pregnancy

Bellydance and pregnancy. In ancient times, bellydance was a ritual accompaniment of labors, and its movements were seen as an imitation of labor pains. So far, in some Asian and African regions, such methods of oriental dance as retraction and stretching the abdomen are used as a preparation for childbirth for young women.
It is known that during pregnancy the abdominal muscles have a particular load: abdominal skin and muscles are stretched several times. If before the pregnancy woman have never trained these muscles, after the birth it is almost impossible to bring the abdomen to its previous form, and while carrying a child they are experiencing a huge load. However, Oriental dancers after giving birth recovering very quickly: the trained muscles can easily revert to the previous ideal waist. Intercostal and oblique muscles of women, who do belly dancing, are especially strong, and in fact they provide a slender waist. That is why modern doctors advise this ancient art, called bellydancing.
Some of the techniques involved in preparing for childbirth, are built on based technique of certain belly dance movements: these are the most natural movements inherent in women for their labors. But the most effective and successful in this respect is the full range of the movements of this archaic dance, which allows toning all abdominal muscles. It is safe for pregnant women, especially if they start belly dancing in early stage of the pregnancy, it eases back pain, and helps maintain flexibility and a positive impact on the process of childbirth. Rolling rhythmic contractions of abdominal muscles makes it easier, and abdominal movement promotes relaxation and concentration, so important at this crucial moment.
For pregnant women bellydancing is an ideal and natural physical exercise, which in addition to preparing for childbirth has a positive effect on the unborn child, focusing on the future mother’s abdomen.