Belly dance; also sometimes referred to as Raqs Sharqi is an Arabic expressive and artistic dance that originated in Egypt and that emphasizes complex movements of the torso. Through its hip movements and powerful shimmies, belly dance works on your core muscles and encourages you to embrace your curves.
As far as its beauty benefits are concerned, belly dancing gives you healthy and younger-looking skin. It also helps you sleep better and stick to your body's natural cycles. The fluid, dramatic movements trigger the production of endorphins, or happy hormones, which help you de-stress in no time."
According to some, the dance form that today many call belly dance is extremely old and traces of it can be found up to 6,000 years ago, in some pagan societies who used to worship a feminine deity, to celebrate women's fertility as something magic.