Find out which belly dance skirt to wear and which one to skip, incorporate skirt moves into your floor work, and learn this secret of storing your big 10 and 25 yard skirts. Try counting a 9/8 rhythm 4 different ways and enjoy 3 different versions of the Turkish song Rampi Rampi.

Lamma Bada Yatathana is a beautiful old song to belly dance to. Lamma Bada is also The Danceable Song for the 9th episode of my belly dance podcast A Little Lighter [visual-link-preview encoded="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"] If you want to sing Lamma Bada, print these: Lamma Bada phonetic lyrics and translation - Aquabella version Lamma Bada Lyric Pronounciation and Translation - Taksim Ithaca Version Lamma Bada is a “muwashsha”, meaning a secular poem which grew out of al-Andalus. This often refers to Southern Spain before Christian invaders came in the late 1400s and kicked out a hell of a lot of great musicians and architects. Muslims and Jews were forced to either

Inspired by the "Jay" vegan restaurants in Thailand, this fried rice pops with colors from corn, red peppers, peas, red cabbage and cherry tomatoes. Chopping all vegetables to the size of a pea makes this dish a speckled rainbow. Mirin makes is sweet and a squeeze of fresh lime makes it sour. So delicious.

Welcome to the hair episode! Learn how to move your hair when you belly dance to a trance-inducing beat, try the “Khaliji Sideways Hair Sway”, and turn your next shower into a stress-relieving ritual. DANCEABLE RITUAL: Cleansing Your Hair and Mind   Washing our hair is a chance to cleanse our minds and enjoy massaging and detangling our thoughts, even if it’s just a quick shower.   A paraphrased Buddhist proverb inspired this danceable ritual. It is, “Remember that when you cleanse your body you can also cleanse your mind.”   Next time you wash your hair, do more than just the regular mindless or preoccupied wash. Try washing your hair as