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    Dancing is the best exercise ever, not only is it low impact with an emphasis on flexibility, it's great for reducing stress (which is a contributing factor when it comes to a stiff neck and back). I know swimming's supposed to be great, but if I go anywhere near a pool I can't help but go at it like I did when I used to compete

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicknack View Post
    Dancing is the best exercise ever, not only is it low impact with an emphasis on flexibility, it's great for reducing stress (which is a contributing factor when it comes to a stiff neck and back). I know swimming's supposed to be great, but if I go anywhere near a pool I can't help but go at it like I did when I used to compete
    Dear Nicknack and Janaki,
    Did it used to be known as Epstein- Barr Syndrome??
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyQLD View Post
    Hi all,

    I came across a site that said if you have a sway back (pants don't fit neatly into back - some gap) that you would have very weak glute muscles and therefore would not be able to do a hip bump.

    Is this true?

    I have a sway back, not too bad I don't think but I definitely don't have any glute muscles. I cannot isolate left or right glute at all and am wondering whether there are just some people that no matter what will not be able to bellydance. Am I in this category.

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    hi wendy. i love your name. it is so unusual.

    i never had any problem with belly dance despite all my physical deformities. well thats what i call them, random achy knees, stiff kneck, painful shoulders...common problems i think except for when you're TOO young to be having "common problems"

    whoever said that about sway back...geez every body is different. and so i am just now working on isolating glutes and that has nothing to do with if you're glutes are "developed" or not or rather if you have butt or not. that is an isolation that takes time and hard work.

    if perhaps you want to progress more rapidly in isolating the glutes, do some glute exercises. it helps to establish where the muslce is and how it should be moving.

    if belly dance moves dont just occur to you, well thats the norm versus knowing how to do it right off the bat. its not an indication of physical incapability.

    besides you can train your body or untrain it, to do anything, in time, with patience and perserverence.

    plus if you are having fun with belly dance, you're not really wasting time or money.

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    Eppstein Barr is the virus that is thought to be associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, ME and a bunch of other problems that slow people down.

    Exercise is great for all these problems, including chronic pain! But you do have to grade yourself in gently (or else you know you'll overdo it and pay the price either in fatigue or pain!).

    I started middle eastern dancing this year, also have lordosis, and I'm a chronic pain psychologist with occ therapy background - so feel a bit informed about the subject!!! I've found personally that dancing has helped so much with my posture like you wouldn't believe! I need to keep remembering to use my abs to tilt my pelvis back to where it ought to be (neutral), but it really has helped.
    I also have a postconcussion syndrome so am very fatigued, and stressed - I tell you, dancing is the Best Way (apart from sex) to relieve stress! And it helps the brain learn to be agile again too - I find 30 mins practice even just doing basic drills is a great way to wake up and feel better (and the music is great).

    BTW lordosis means you have good back extensors, usually shortened quads and lengthened hamstrings, with weaker abdominals (although there are a bunch of different muscles involved). You need to work on all of these to change your posture, and because it involves changing what feels 'normal' it will take time and concentration - but it will happen!!

    Use a mirror or a video so you can see how you do the moves, and make sure you get a teacher rather than relying on an instructional DVD. I have the DVD's as well because that helps me remember what the moves looked like in between classes, but my classes with a teacher are the best way to get feedback!!

    Enjoy dancing - it's amazing fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adiemus View Post
    Eppstein Barr is the virus that is thought to be associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, ME and a bunch of other problems that slow people down.

    Exercise is great for all these problems, including chronic pain! But you do have to grade yourself in gently (or else you know you'll overdo it and pay the price either in fatigue or pain!).

    I started middle eastern dancing this year, also have lordosis, and I'm a chronic pain psychologist with occ therapy background - so feel a bit informed about the subject!!! I've found personally that dancing has helped so much with my posture like you wouldn't believe! I need to keep remembering to use my abs to tilt my pelvis back to where it ought to be (neutral), but it really has helped.
    I also have a postconcussion syndrome so am very fatigued, and stressed - I tell you, dancing is the Best Way (apart from sex) to relieve stress! And it helps the brain learn to be agile again too - I find 30 mins practice even just doing basic drills is a great way to wake up and feel better (and the music is great).

    BTW lordosis means you have good back extensors, usually shortened quads and lengthened hamstrings, with weaker abdominals (although there are a bunch of different muscles involved). You need to work on all of these to change your posture, and because it involves changing what feels 'normal' it will take time and concentration - but it will happen!!

    Use a mirror or a video so you can see how you do the moves, and make sure you get a teacher rather than relying on an instructional DVD. I have the DVD's as well because that helps me remember what the moves looked like in between classes, but my classes with a teacher are the best way to get feedback!!

    Enjoy dancing - it's amazing fun!!


    Dear Adiemus,
    I have a friend who was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr and she told me that there is a town in the States where almost EVERY person in the town has it. This began to rise questions about it being an environmental disease. I can't really remember any of the details, unfortunately. Have you ever heard anything about that?
    Regards,
    A'isha

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    Hi A'isha
    there is a whole town in southern NZ that has a high prevalence of Epstein Barr, so much so we used to call it 'Tapanui' flu which is the name of the town (Tapanui, that is, said 'tapp- ah- noo - ee', it's a Maori name).
    Actually if you take a blood test, almost all of us have the virus, it's just that only some of us end up having symptoms, and this seems to depend on a combination of things including individual genetic vulnerability, psychosocial factors such as mood, anxiety, family support, stress, and quite often time of year!
    The main 'treatment' is good healthy eating, good sleep, strong relationships, exercise, and cognitive behavioural therapy...

    PM me if you want more info
    cheers
    Bronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by adiemus View Post
    Hi A'isha
    there is a whole town in southern NZ that has a high prevalence of Epstein Barr, so much so we used to call it 'Tapanui' flu which is the name of the town (Tapanui, that is, said 'tapp- ah- noo - ee', it's a Maori name).
    Actually if you take a blood test, almost all of us have the virus, it's just that only some of us end up having symptoms, and this seems to depend on a combination of things including individual genetic vulnerability, psychosocial factors such as mood, anxiety, family support, stress, and quite often time of year!
    The main 'treatment' is good healthy eating, good sleep, strong relationships, exercise, and cognitive behavioural therapy...

    PM me if you want more info
    cheers
    Bronnie
    Dear Adiemus,
    Wow!! Thanks, I will do that.
    Regards,
    A'isha

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity View Post
    hi wendy. i love your name. it is so unusual.



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    Im sorry, i dont mean to be rude but Im baffled by your comment,, is the name Wendy unusual??, im sorry im a curious girl......

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    how did your post get in this thread. but i wrote that.

    i dont know if its all that uncommon. my relative has that name and it never seem to fit too many people. unlike debbie or susan or heather or angie, i can imagine a lot of different people with that name but wendy is a name that seems only fitting for those that do have it.

    i cant explain much more than that. its just that name that is like that- to me.- that is all...nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity View Post
    how did your post get in this thread. but i wrote that.

    i dont know if its all that uncommon. my relative has that name and it never seem to fit too many people. unlike debbie or susan or heather or angie, i can imagine a lot of different people with that name but wendy is a name that seems only fitting for those that do have it.

    i cant explain much more than that. its just that name that is like that- to me.- that is all...nothing more.
    Ohk, im sorry, i honestly thought you were perhaps being rude, becuz Wendy isnt at all unusual to me so it appeared to me as sarcasm,, i really just wanted to know where you were coming from... i understand what you meant now though

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