Belly Bolly Yoga!

Woohoo! A new type of class comes to Stowmarket: Belly Bolly Yoga. These are going to run once or twice a month at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket on Monday evenings, 7.30 till 9pm. They will include all the elements that Bellycisers love: Belly Dance for toning, Bollywood for cardio and ending in delicious yoga stretches. And probably some elements of Qigong and Cabaret too. Where else can you find a class that gives you all that? A full head-to-toe work out for mind and body combined. Yum. To find out what Mondays the class run, see http://bellycise.com/classes-and-workshops

Mums and Tums new class

Alison having fun belly dancing whilst very pregnant!

Bellycise is introducing a class especially for new mums and pregnant mums in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. The class will use gentle belly dance moves for toning and strengthening the abdominals, back, pelvis and thighs. The class will also introduce some yoga stretches and some soothing qi gong movements to calm the mind.

The classes can be booked by groups and organisations, for a cost of £60 per 45 minute session within the Diss to Stowmarket area.

Why is belly dance so good for pregnancy and after birth?

  • Strengthening pelvic and deep abdominal muscles and all those muscles specifically used for giving birth, thus facilitating the process of delivering and of recovery.
  • Relaxing the body.
  • Improving self-esteem.
  • Promote good posture.
  • Help maintain general fitness.
  • Help maintain a good sense of balance.
  • Relieve backache.

Read about Steph McGovern and why she swears by the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy:

https://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2020013083993/steph-mcgovern-belly-dancing-while-pregnant-with-baby/

To read more about the benefits of belly dance in pregnancy, read this blog: