Belly Dance the better technique for childbirth?! How…

 

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Is “belly dance” better than The Lamaze technique for childbirth?

I was surprised to learn that belly dancing was never intended to be the sort of dance we all immediately think of when we hear the words “belly dance.” As it turns out, the important movements of the Lamaze technique that assist in the birth process are simply a few traditional movements of belly dance.

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A quick wiki search will tell you that: “The Lamaze technique, also known as the psychoprophylactic method or simply Lamaze, started as a prepared childbirth technique popularized in the 1940s by French obstetrician Dr. Fernand Lamaze based on his observations in the Soviet Union as an alternative to the use of medical intervention during childbirth.”

Lamaze teaches other techniques helpful to the birth process not covered in belly dance such as meditation and massage for labor, but doesn’t explain that the basic breathing, stomach flutters and stomach undulations of Lamaze are undeniably, belly dance.

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Women who are still a part of the ancient culture of oriental dance for childbirth are heartbroken at the idea of belly dance being on display the way it is today. Traditionally, men were forbidden from seeing these dances performed while the women gave birth, as it was not a dance of seduction.

Western colonization led to the creation of what the west calls belly dance (or bellydance). This label is fairly offensive in the middle east which favors Raqs Sharqi (sounds like “rock sharky”) or its translation, oriental dance.  Current PC standards in the west favor “middle eastern dance” instead of belly dance, although this term isn’t as well known as of yet.

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 The following is an excerpt from “You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers and Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi,” by Morocco C. Varga Dinicu explaining the ancient ritual of middle eastern dance for childbirth.

 

“She was a dancer and had been taught by her grandmother, who had also been a dancer. She told me that the “belly” roll (I hate that word), flutter, and some parts of the floor section were based on the movements of labor and childbirth, and that thousands of years ago they had been part of a religious ceremony. With the advent of monotheism and various styles of religious restrictions, it had ceased to be religious and became secular: either as an entertainment (women for women, men for men, women for male or mixed audiences, men likewise) or as a ritual/therapy. In remoter areas, where the West hadn’t bolluxed things up, all the women would gather around a woman in labor and do certain movements, encouraging her to do likewise, thus easing the birth and reminding each other that they shared the same destiny and experiences as women. Having done these movements in various folk dances since childhood, their muscles were stronger and better prepared for childbirth.”

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“Farab told me that as recently as 1937, she had been present when the women of her grandmother’s tribe gathered around the pallet of a woman in childbirth and did those movements, which she did along with them. Other dances were done afterwards to celebrate the birth, as well as a more elaborate repetition of the actual birth dance.”

 

“Men were forbidden to watch the birth or the women’s celebrations afterwards. They had their own dances and celebrations for the men, from which the women were, likewise, excluded.”

 

“Of course, she didn’t tell me all this the moment she cornered me in the dressing room. It came over several weeks of a burgeoning friendship and my interrogation tactics. To tell the truth, I thought she was full of it at the time.”

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“Then a couple of Sephardic women mentioned that a Lamaze course they had taken had been a laugh riot, since the main movements taught were termed “pelvic rocking” and “deep breathing”, which they knew as “camel” and “flutter”. I checked out a couple of the Lamaze classes at Mount Sinai hospital and found that they were correct.”

 

“These classes try to accomplish in a few short months or weeks what should have been started in childhood: namely, the shaping up of pelvic muscles to be used in pregnancy and childbirth, and to regain shape and muscle tone after birth.”    

 

Interesting.  Very Interesting.

KatSmith

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Varga Dinicu, M. (2011). You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers and Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi. Virginia Beach, VA USA: RDI Publications Virginia Beach

http://www.casbahdance.org/dancing-the-baby-into-the-world/

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An “ancient” trick… for a brand new relationship

 

Hey Everyone!

It’s no secret that relationships… are hard.

Whether you’re looking for that NEW relationship…
or if needing to repair one you’ve had for years…
relationships can just plain require a lot of
work.

But a brand new technology is changing the
relationship game

And it is NOT what you think.

It’s not some hypey technique or the latest app…
it’s actually something old… like really old.

It’s the ancient art of meditation.

You’re probably thinking what I first thought,
too. “What?”

“How can mastering the ancient art of meditation
help my relationship game?”

 

 

It’s actually quite simple in its brilliance: the
better versions of YOU… you are… the more
effortlessly you’ll attract the absolute perfect
relationships into your life.

Makes sense, right?

But then… I hit a huge road block…

Who has that kind of time?

It takes DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS,… even YEARS to
manifest the effects of “meditation.”

Who’s got time for that?

But that’s why this new technology is
revolutionizing relationships… all over the world.

It doesn’t take forever… to manifest a new you…
and a new relationship.

All it takes… is a simple pair of headphones… and
a few minutes a day. And focus,  You must dedicate a few minutes to focus.

It’s all about the quality of your focus.

If what you’re looking for is greater confidence,
a greater connection in your relationships, being
more relatable, more interesting, more loving,
more “present” in your relationships… then this is
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Let me know what you think!

Talk soon,

KatSmith

EyKis Blue

 

PS – Like I said, building… or RE-building
relationships are hard. And if you’ve laid awake
nights trying to figure out how to repair a broken
relationship, or create the perfect one with that
one special person… you know how frustrating it
can be.You owe it to yourself to unlock a confidence and
connection like you’ve experienced before.
Here’s that link again.   Check it out now

Shadow of man and woman back to back in lotus meditating posture by sunset, one heart upon them

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What if better health…is all in your head?

 

Hey Everyone!

Does it drive you crazy how each new year brings
all these new “health crazes” to the internet?

“___________________ is the NEW answer to all your
health problems!”

Please.

I stopped following fads LONG ago.

Chasing fads will leave you confused… and broke.

But I recently came across some shocking… and
intriguing research.

And it truly is revolutionary.

Here it is.

The ancient art of meditation… is like a FORCE
MULTIPLIER when it comes to battling your health
problems.

In other words… mediation… literally MULTIPLIES
the effectiveness of every single action you’re
taking…. to improve your health.

Crazy, right?

But it kind of makes sense. It’s no secret the
connection between mind and body.

But if you’re like me… the thought of mastering
the ancient art of meditation… to improve my
health… is just plain overwhelming!

Who’s got the HOURS, DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS…
even YEARS it takes to master the art of ancient
meditation?

 But a brand new technology is changing everything

What if MASSIVELY improving your health was as
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a day?

I gotta tell you… at first, I was intrigued.

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I’m getting results I never thought possible… in
just a few minutes a day.

Check it out here

If you’ve ever struggled with a specific area of
your health… and were DESPERATE to solve it… you
owe it to yourself to MULTIPLY the impact of your
efforts.

Best thing? It won’t take months or years to
manifest the health you’ve been dreaming of.

And it all starts right here

Talk soon,
KatSmith

EyKis Blue

PS – If you’ve spent any money at all trying to
improve your health… doctor visits, prescriptions,
supplements, pills, strange foods… even a fad or
two… You owe it to yourself to check this out.

While every BODY is different, your BODY is HUGELY
impacted by your mind. If you want to manifest the
health you’ve been chasing, seriously… ♥start here♥

 

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Never “learn” how to manifest money, again

Hi Everyone!

If you’ve ever bought a book, attended a seminar or paid
a life coach to teach you “how to manifest abundance…”

Well, I’m sorry to tell you,

But you’ve been cheated out of your money…

And your dreams.

For that, I’m truly sorry.

Here’s the reality about manifestation:

Everything you want, is already yours.

And I do mean, everything;

● The money.

● The freedom.

● The empowerment.

You don’t need to “learn how to manifest” it; any of it.

And anyone who tells you different, like those big
name gurus, are making money…

By pretending to know the answers,

So they can live a better life.

But the truth is…

It’s your own limiting beliefs that are programmed
in your subconscious…

That’s BLOCKING the money, success and fist-pumping
breakthroughs you want, need and deserve…

From easily becoming your reality.

The good news is…

⇒A Brand new technology is changing everything.

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And discover how to “reprogram” your subconscious…

So it automatically manifests everything you could
ever ask The Universe for.

Talk soon,

KatSmith

EyKis Blue

P.S. If you have invested a lot of money into your own
self-growth, this ONE THING will make it possible for
everything you’ve been trying to manifest… to FINALLY
become your real life experience.   Discover how

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10x manifesting power

Hey Everyone!

In case you missed my blog post the other day, here’s a powerful (and free) tool that I found that will literally increase your manifesting power 10-fold and force the universe to give you all the tools you need to create financial, emotional, and spiritual abundance…

Personalized Numerology Reading for You!

You’d be amazed at the shockingly accurate and revealing information that can be deciphered from nothing more than your name and date of birth.

With this free numerology reading, you’ll discover:

(Get your free Numerology Reading here)

 

(Let me know what it says!)

 

Remember to keep an open mind! This reading is bound to reveal some pretty intimate details about your life and may expose a raw nerve or two. But I promise, after you get your reading, you’ll wish you received this information YEARS ago.

Kat♥Smith

EyKis Blue

 

P.S. WARNING: You may find it hard to sleep tonight from the sheer excitement of what’s possible manifesting in your life once you have Numerology on your side.    See it for yourself here.

 

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law of attraction + numerology = breakthrough

Hey Everyone!♥

What if I told you that you hold the universal power to anticipate life-altering encounters with strangers… tap into your unlimited abundance frequency… predict upcoming challenges and lucrative opportunities… and make sense of the mind-blowing ‘coincidences’ and chain reactions that alter the very course of your life path…

How? You might be wondering…

With the ancient science of Numerology.

You’d be amazed at the shockingly accurate and revealing information that can be deciphered from nothing more than your name and date of birth.

But don’t take my word for it.

♥Get your free personalized Numerology Reading here♥

Now, if you’re wondering what in the world this has to do with the Law of Attraction, there’s something you should know.

Manifestation accelerates your success, but Numerology points you in the right direction.

See, many people seem to believe that as long as they focus on what they want, it will magically appear – even if they don’t know what that is.

Unfortunately, these misguided folks are missing out on a whole bunch of lucrative opportunities already being scooped up by those who understand the power of Numerology.

Think of it this way: if the Law of Attraction is the wind in your sales, your numerological profile is the compass that shows you how to reach your ideal life…

When the two line up – there’ll be no stopping you.

So, while the Law of Attraction most definitely influences your fate, ultimately, you are the one responsible for creating your dream life and I want to give you every possible tool to point you in the right direction.

♥That’s why I’m inviting you to grab your free personalized Numerology Reading♥

Numerology combined with the Law of Attraction will be your secret weapon for living a breakthrough life… all I ask is that you please use this new found power with responsibility and good judgment.

Here’s to the life you deserve!

Kat♥Smith

EyKisBlue

P.S. In case you’re wondering – this reading is NOT one of those generic horoscope style readings that applies to everyone. Every prediction and explanation you’re about to see is based on your personal numbers.

Just pop in your name and date of birth here and voila!

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your universal super power

What if I told you that you hold the universal super power of anticipating life-altering encounters with strangers… tapping into your unlimited abundance frequency… predicting upcoming challenges and lucrative opportunities… and following through on your BIG goals without any hesitation or uncertainty…

How? You might be wondering…

Because you have access to a secret weapon that most don’t know about: Numerology.

You’d be amazed at the shockingly accurate and revealing information that can be deciphered from nothing more than your name and date of birth.

But don’t take my word for it.

Get your free personalized Numerology Reading here

With it, you’ll discover:

This means no more wasted time on goals that don’t stick, no more surprise let-downs, and a fast-track ticket to your decoding your ultimate destiny.

Make this your best year yet with potent and precise wisdom that you won’t find anywhere else

(I was skeptical too, at first. But when I got my free reading I was blown away at how accurate it was. I think you’ll find the same).

Enjoy,

Kat♥Smith

EyKis Blue

P.S. Warning: you’ll find some highly intimate and personal information in this reading.

♥So proceed with caution and an open mind♥

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decode your destiny?!

Hey Everyone!♥

How would your life change if you could anticipate with numerology, random, life-altering encounters with strangers… tap into your unlimited abundance frequency… notice cryptically recurring number patterns in the unlikeliest places… and fathom the mind-blowing ‘coincidences’ and chain reactions that alter the very course of your life path?

Before you say “yeah, right!”… check this out:

♥ Your Personalized (and free) Numerology Reading♥

I’ll be honest with you, when I first heard about Numerology and the idea that numbers based on my birth details could not only predict the decisions I would make in my life, but influence my true purpose and ultimate destiny… I was a bit skeptical.

I thought it was virtually impossible for a website to be able to tell me anything even a little bit insightful after only submitting my name and date of birth…

⇒ But then I saw this and was immediately proven wrong

I was absolutely blown away at how much this free reading revealed about my true nature and wasn’t at all surprised to hear that it’s scientifically generated and hand-verified by a team of expert Numerologists.

It’s rare to find this kind of quality information and applicable wisdom online these days… I recommend you get your own Numerology reading right away (especially before you make any major life decisions, plan any big moves, or say any I do’s!)

Kat ♥Smith

EyKis Blue 

P.S. Warning: you’ll find some highly intimate, personal information in this reading. Information that may open your eyes to the REAL you.

 So proceed with caution and an open mind.♦

 

 

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