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Get Damn Sexy Dance Moves, Danceable Songs, Costume Tips and More from this Healthy Belly Dance Podcast.

Sexy Eye, Evil Eye – ALLAF 014

Find out why Arabic speakers call their lover “my eye”, fend off the evil eye, get the low-down on the classic belly dance song Habibi ya Einy, and get tips on how to wear false eyelashes.

Myth and History of Henna: Ancient Cosmological Cosmetic for Dancers – ALLAF 013

Dancers have been using henna on hair and skin for thousands of years. Learn how to henna your hair like an ancient Egyptian and see why this natural beauty treatment is still used today.

Film Yourself Dancing – ALLAF 012

Learn how to make a dance video with super simple gear and get tips on editing and sharing your dance video. Try the damn sexy dance move “Shoulder Peek Mayas” and do a little dancing next time you are waiting on the phone.

Balkan Music & Golden Fest NYC – ALLAF 011

Belly dance to rocking music from the Balkans, try the Čoček Hip Tip, and dance while you hold hands with people you love. 

Dancing with Gypsies in India, the Disputed Birthplace of Belly Dance – ALLAF 010

Find out how to learn Kalbelia dance from gypsies in Rajasthan. Get your travel dance costume together, and dance in a beautiful place at sunrise. 

Lamma Bada & Drum Feature: The Riq Raqs – ALLAF 009

Meet the ancient grandmother of the tambourine, really get the meaning of the gorgeous old song Lamma Bada, and think twice before wearing that coin belt when you belly dance.

The Sounds of Celebration – ALLAF 008

Know what to say when a fellow belly dancer is killin’ it on stage, do the money shower clap to the famous song Caje Sukarije, and rock a belly chain like Jill Parker.

The Belly Dance Skirt Handbook – ALLAF 007

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.

The Greek Episode: Channel the Muse – ALLAF 006

Do the Greek belly dance move “Boubouka’s Backside” from an old movie to the classic Greek belly dance song “Scandalous Tsiftetelli”. Drizzle on some tahini, strike a postcard pose and open to the muse.

Khaleeji Hair Dance Moves from Iraq and More – ALLAF 005

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:32 — 18.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreWelcome 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 […]

The Gold Episode: Turn Irritation to Gold with Your Feel Good Move – ALLAF 004

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:16 — 19.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreFind out why dubstep songs like “Crave You” are great to dance to. Get tips on how to mix metals in your dance costumes. Try the belly dance move “Dripping in Gold”, and discover  delicious (golden) white miso sauce by dripping it on your dinner tonight. It’s the gold episode! DANCEABLE RITUAL: The Golden Touch Think of dance move that makes you feel really good. It might even make you giggle. You might remember […]

The Beautiful Pause – ALLAF 003

Breathe and enjoy the next time you are stuck at a red light, belly dance like you were hired for a wedding to oriental brass band Kocani Orkestar, try the “Hair Throw Surprise”, know what your earrings will do, and try sprinkling sesame seeds on your next meal.

The Water Show – ALLAF 002

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:59 — 21.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreEnjoy sipping water with mint, dance in the rain, line dance to Ya Ayn Mawlayiten, and cut out unfulfilling calories and expenses by carrying a small water bottle in your bag. The theme of this show is water. The water in our veins, the water we seek, the water we drink while dancing around fire, the water that falls on us from above… Danceable ritual: Sipping water   What is your go-to drink right […]

Belly Dance to Uskadara with this Fun Veil Move – ALLAF 001

This is the very first episode of A Little Lighter. I’m so excited to get to know you, and I hope you keep dancing with me on this podcast adventure as I become better and better at hosting. I always say don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, so let’s begin!

My Gypsy Granny’s Super Powers

This is a transcript of a podcast recorded in the previous format of this show. Therefore, the audio file is not here. Enjoy reading!  I suppose that the word Gypsy means something a little different to everybody. I’m sure I’ll get comments about this podcast about how I should be saying Rom or Roma or Romani instead of gypsy. Let me be clear. I am one of many people choosing to reclaim the word gypsy. The expansiveness, mystery, creativity, beauty. My Granny does not refer to her grandfather as Rom. He spoke Romanichal, but she calls him gypsy. Her Aunt Genevieve, gypsy. Her […]

“The China Study” Author Dr. T. Colin Campbell Talks About His Dream of Becoming a Dancer

Alicia: Welcome back to Healthy Gypsy Soul. I am your host, Alicia Free, 100 pounds of hugs and hell yeah. My guest today is Dr. T. Colin Campbell. This is part two of a three part interview series with Dr. Campbell

A Disorganized Kitchen & Emotional Eating: Hacks from Macrobiotic Counselor Warren Kramer

This is the fabulous conclusion of a three part interview with Warren Kramer, an internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor, who was a scribe for famous macrobiotic leader Michio Kushi for 10 years.

How to Stop Snacking: Macrobiotic Counselor Warren Kramer Interview Part 2

We’re going to continue with part two of this interview with Warren Kramer, an internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor, educator and cooking instructor, who was also the scribe for the famous macrobiotic leader, Michio Kushi for 10 years.