Belly dancing is a sport that has taken the world by storm, with classes available in most countries, but the enchanting dance first originated in Egypt. Belly dancing is traditionally referred to as raks sharqi, which is Arabic for “dance of the east.” This form of dance is an ancient sport, with the origins of belly dancing able to be traced back up to 6000 years ago. While belly dancing is a popular form of performing art, don’t be fooled into thinking this is an easy workout. Belly dancing works muscles that are more often than not neglected and can burn up to 300 calories in just one hour.
Have a look at the video below to see how you can use belly dancing for a serious workout.