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The Power of the Belly

Begin in the Mermaid Pose position: Sit on the floor, leaning on your right hip with your knees bent and feet together. Extend your arms gently out to the sides. Raise your arms overhead and clasp your thumbs together. Lean to the left, and sway your arms in the same direction. Move your arms and hands in a wave-like motion—a ripple that moves from your fingertips to your shoulders. Return to the center and repeat. Repeat for 1-2 minutes on one side, then switch sides.

Cool Down
Sit on a pillow, bend your knees and place the bottoms of your feet together, bringing your legs into a diamond shape. Hold your feet and gently rock from side to side like a cradle. Repeat for 1-2 minutes, breathing slowly.

Your Post-Baby Belly Once your baby arrives, belly dancing can get you back into shape quickly, building your stamina, burning calories and whittling your middle.
To adjust these moves for a postnatal workout, twist farther and sink deeper when doing the hip movements. If you feel up to it, do a longer dance set.

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