Belly Dancing Moves

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Belly Dancing Moves

Now, what in the world does belly dancing have to do with crochet you ask?! Well, let me tell you, it can be a life saver! Ever sit for a long crochet session and feel very tight and strained afterwards? A few belly dancing moves will fix you right up and help prevent future muscle tensions and problems. My favorite is the arm undulations -- really gets at the same muscles you need to keep supple and loose in order to comfortably crochet. Slowly, lift your arms up in front of you, with palms facing down, to about shoulder level. Then, bend your wrists downward, with fingertips facing the ground. Curl your fingers inward while flexxing your wrists upward, so that your palms are facing forward. Uncurl your fingers to point skyward, then bend your wrists to move your palms downward again until your fingertips face the ground. Repeat these steps in a fluid motion 5 or 6 times, then start to move your arms to the sides, still at a shoulder level. Start to undulate your arms while still undulating your hands. After repeating about 10 to 12 times, you will really feel it in your shoulders, elbows and wrists. Don't overdo it, but if you do these moves a couple of times a day, you will start to feel a nice release in your upper body, which will make crocheting for long sessions so much more comfortable!



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