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Belly Dance Moves: Reverse Horizontal Figure 8s

Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/444-Belly-Dancing-101 Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to do the belly dance move known as a reverse horizontal figure 8 with this belly dancing lesson. Expert: Irina Akulenko Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Now let's reversing the horizontal figure 8 -- now it's going to be traveling back to front. Keeping the knees bent, twisting the hip back first -- so we're going to focus on the right hip first -- twisting all the way back, pushing through to the back corner, coming along the right side, until you hit the front corner, sliding through, contracting the lower abs and shifting your attention to the back of the left side. At the back corner coming forward, contracting the lower abs, pulling in. And right side, and back, and left, and back. For now this movement is happening completely horizontally to the floor -- there's is no up to down twist. This one is just horizontal to the floor. Let's try that with music. Right hip back, and scoop, and scoop, contract lower hips, and around, and around. You're going to try to keep you rib cage relatively still. There's no level change -- your head is staying in the same place. It's a smooth figure 8. And that's how you reverse a horizontal figure 8.
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