Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Belly Dancing Enlightenment|
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Join Amira Mor and her dance troupe as they share with you the joyful, creative, empowering women?s art of Belly Dancing for Enlightenment. This age old technique of toning the body will give you an amazing workout in the... more »
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Michelle L. (keyi) from YUKON, OK
Reviewed on 8/24/2008...
Also released as Belly Dance Your Way To Your Soul.
Slow instructional for sultry languid moves. Wrap and unwrap with veil and the same dance presented in several costumes with minor variations.
Belly Dancing Enlightment
Jill Davis | USA | 02/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I received the DVD, and was NOT impressed with this Enlightenment program. I also ordered her "Fitness" DVD, and it is spectactular, GREAT!!! I would not order the Enlightenment DVD...go for the Fitness one!!!
Very slow & sensual teaching of some arm work, walking, veil
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 07/07/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"VHS quality video & sound, simple play/segment choice chapters. Gold & white fabric & many candles, very beautiful/decadent small stage. Amira Mor alone teaching.
5 min performance (went so slow, I got bored)
2 min intro (about teaching slower moves to embrace femininity)
10 min Segment 1A & B - snake arms, lifting arms like a bird & framing face & trace down body
5 min Segment 2A - how to tuck veil into costume & then release to use, arm behind head veil use, walking w/making sure to use hips (sensual), walking back w/circling legs back, kneel, hip circle, slip to side for floor work. reclined to one side, do 1 sided hip circle, frame face w/free hand, do sensual push ups, bend knee back, push up to kneel, stand, undulate, & pose w/back arm straight up.
6 min Segment 2B - tucking veil in costume & unveiling again, wrapping veil around outstretched arms, wrapping veil around single arm & letting it drop. The same walk fwd & back, the same drop to kneeling, but no push-up, undulate & pose. I had to keep rechecking to make sure I wasn't seeing things as it's so similar, so why bother?
4 min Segment 3A - teaching the arms again, but a little faster (why so much repetition?)
3 min Segment 3B - again with the ARMS!!!!
2 min Segment 4A - w/veil tucked in costume, pull back end & swing slowly back/forth, before slowly pulling it totally free. Having veil drape over the front w/arms behind head, simple popular turn hands in front of body.
3 min Segment 4B - same thing again w/slight variation, but almost exactly the same veil work again.
3 min - Segment 5A - putting together all you learned w/walking, some of the veil wrapping, kneeling, side laying hip circle, stand, undulate, pose.
3 min Segment 5B - Let's do it again! Again, slight variations to the veil use & posing.
8 min Segment 6A - goes through the very short routine again, but does it VERY slowly.
5 min Segment 6B - same thing again, slowly until credits roll
Amira Mor moves very sensually & beautifully here. She doesn't look slutty like other reviewers have said in her other workouts. She moves slow, sensual, and beautifully. The only problem is she moves so slow that 2x speed is perfect. Because there is so much unnecessary repetition, and so little taught, this dvd isn't worth much. This content could have been 15-20 min long & if more taught would have been great. As is, this may be worth a rental at netflix if you need help with being confident to be sensual, arm poses that are more theatrical then basic popular ones & several veil uses, but otherwise too basic for most.
Here's the weird thing, you can see a video clip of 3/4 of the choreography you learn here at her site amirmor com under her dvd "dance for your soul mate" Is it the same program?????"