Do you need a belly to bellydance?

The frequently asked question in this industry is “Do you need a belly to bellydance?” What defines a healthy body is to first begin with the right state of mind. We as women have the social pressure of maintaining our appearance whether this be in school, university or the workplace environment. As the bellydance industry is growing gradually people have started to change their appearances due to hard criticism from the audience and clients. Well its true, if you are a professional dancer, we will laugh if you have said you have never got cristicsm whether it be your dance or your appearance. The key to this? Be true to yourself. At the end of the night these people are not going to care or be with you till day light comes. In MEDA we want you to reach a healthy body appearance as well as be true to yourself. Lets face it! There’s none like you in the world ;)


This topic is of serious concern because their are lots of problems such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders that are heightening in malaysia that can cause problems to what girls perceive as beautiful. In psychology they say that we should take 5 small meals, three cups of green tea and four mental breaks in order to keep a healthy body and mind. Remember what you do is impacting younger girls looking up to you so do make sure to strive for a healthy body image according to BMI (body max index) you can find this out and maintain that weight and health.

Lets even bring to the forefront about scars, deformations and other physical problems. Let just put it out there – own it like —- Winnie Harlow (the model)! People will always judge especially when they first see you and thats a common fact that everyone goes though. So what do we do when people can’t keep their opinions to themselves?

Ignorance is bliss. 

Kindly smile and walk away with your head held high knowing that they are ugly for making such a comment and you are beautiful in any light even though they can’t necessarily see it.

On a lighter note we want to also thank this commentator for writing a beautiful testimony on our blog so we will post it here:

I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve
put in penning this site. I really hope to view the same
high-grade content from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now ;)

Shimming out -MEDA Team


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