Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Tough to decide sometimes.

They say that athletes make the worse patients. They won't stay off of injuries long enough to let them heal properly.
So for once I'm going to let my head rule my heart. I'm staying off my bad knee today because I know a 2 hour class tonight would kill my efforts to let it heal this week. My two students are too new to go through class with verbal directions. I feel bad that I had to cancel though. Still better to skip one class than to do permanent damage.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Mirror Mirror

In dance, your body is your intrument. So for this exercise, you take off everything and stand in front of a mirror. For once, the goal isn't to look for flaws...it's to look for your best features. Do you have a long neck? Doe shaped eyes? Pretty feet? Sensuous curves? Sparkling eyes? A beautiful smile? Great skin? Write down your 10 best features.
Remember, one man's flaw is another man's asset.
Now, when you go costume shopping, look for items that bring out those features. Pick colors that make your eyes twinkle. Pick fabrics that make you feel glamorous. If you like your curves, pick fabrics that cling to them. If you don't like your curves, pick a fabric that will skim over them.
And try not to get locked into wearing only two colors. We do that by habit, then we feel like we look the same in everything. Get wild once in a while and grab that chartruese scarf or those fushia earrings.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Nutrition and leg cramps.

Do you suffer from leg cramps during the night? One cause can be lack of potassium. Many foods are rich in potassium. Bananas are one of the easiest ways to get more potassium into your diet.
Knitting on giant needles.

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Beadwork close-up.

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Dance practice 2.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Dance practice.

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When sewing on beads, it helps to run the threads through a cake of beeswax. The beeswax helps to strengthen the thread and keeps it from tangling. Look for beeswax in the quilting section or the needle section of your favorite fabric store.

I'm writing a book on belly dancing

It's a long term project, but I thought it would be helpful to have a place to park tips for those that want to learn more about the dance and who want to be better at it.