Learn about belly dance in its most original form: a birth dance to tone the pelvic muscles and aid them in their work, soothe and center the laboring woman and guide her actively through the process of bringing her baby into the world.
Start your belly dancing with a 45-minute warmup that includes positions useful during labor, pelvic floor exercises and targeted stretching. After the warmup, you can choose from six dance chapters that teach specific movements and their uses during labor.
The second disc demonstrates belly dance in practice during labor, and features a beautifully filmed 50-minute documentary of Maha’s homebirth at the age of 46. Two midwives discuss how these techniques can benefit both mother and baby. This unique film offers both an understanding of how to use belly dance to aid labor and the encouragement of seeing a homebirth unfolding naturally, safely and with grace and strength.
Although wonderful for any birth practitioner’s library, Dance of the Womb would also make a beautiful gift for any woman who wants to learn more about her body or traditional Middle Eastern culture and birth customs, or just wants to engage in the time-honored tradition of the belly dance.
- Length: 164 minutes
- Number of Discs: 2
- Distributor: BirthAdventure.com
- Format: NTSC (playable in the US, Canada, and other countries)