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To Infinity & Beyond

by Fiorin



To most of us the figure 8 is known to be the symbol for infinity. I once read an article in which the author said, "I interpret it to mean not only the eternal dance between endings and beginnings, but also being able to tap into all that there is: the beginning, the end, and everything in between."

To those of us in the belly dance world, figure 8's are no strangers. They are drilled time and time again to promote their perfection. They are the basics, the foundation of many of the movements we perform. We know them well. But what is not so well known is the energetic harmony they bring to the mind/body connection. Master Healer and author of "Energy Medicine", Donna Eden teaches that the body's energy has a natural tendency to move from left to right then right to left. This movement helps keep us in tune with the body's energy, increasing it and affecting coordination, comprehension and concentration. Belly dancers must have some amazing energetic harmony. Who knew?




About the Author

Fiorin is a bellydancer, writer and medicine woman. She resides in Utah with her husband and four children. Her passion is simplifying life for herself and others. You can contact Fiorin at thegoddessfiorin at gmail dot com.


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