Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new age dawns..???

This blog is brought on by a train of thought from a possible opportunity. If it's what I think it is, it is kind of a big deal. But I'll get to that after!

First, I would like to share with you a life changing journey. Calling it "life changing" isn't really an exaggeration either.

This story takes place about two years ago when I randomly decided to look up bellydance dvds. I have always had an interest in it and decided what would it hurt to buy a instructional dvd and check it out? So as I was looking I came across this one, and if you knew me, you'd know why it immediately caught my eye. ;)
I then looked up Rachel Brice(the perdy lady on the dvd cover) and realized there are many types of bellydance. Rachel does Tribal Fusion. I immediately fell in love with it after watching videos on youtube. Long story short, I then sought out lessons in this style. I found a teacher who also has interest in this style. Unfortunately, there isn't much demand for tribal around here so she can't base her lessons off that. So between lessons from her, and many Tribal dvd's, I have learned alot in these two years.

Now what's life changing about bellydance is that it also lead me to yoga, which I absolutely adore as well. It's the only form of exercise that I enjoy and keep up with! (Just for the record, alot of bellydancers do yoga as a form of strength training, and also for the increased flexibility. Not to mention as a warm up for bellydance.)

Over these two years, I have indulged in a much healthier, fulfilling lifestyle. I take care of my body now, which I never did before(you only have one afterall). I was actually...dare I say, opposed to exercise and health in general. And with the healthier lifestyle, it also lead me to vegan-ism. My main reason for being vegan is animal rights, but the health benefits are definitely a big part of it too. I'm just so much more compassionate and selfless now and I love it. And it all started with bellydance! I could go on and on about this...but I'll stop. :D

What is this opportunity I mentioned at the beginning you ask?(or maybe you don't care :P) So after my performances at Shimmyfest(my teachers annual bellydance show), I had a bellydancer approach me after about performing in her show at the end of may. She said she'd give me more details through facebook. So I was checking out her pics and came across a folder labeled "For the love of Isis". This show is more professional. Not only are there bellydancers, but vocalists and such. I checked the flyer date and it's the end of May. Which means I might have my first more professional solo! I am nervous already. :/ I already have the perfect song for it which I will do improv(again, another first since I have never done an improv solo).
This song is just perfect. I love it and can listen to it over and over again. It's so beautiful and tragic.

I'll keep this blog posted with more details!


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