There are many controversies about the origin of belly dance. Women priests practiced a sacred ritual connected to fertility rites in honor of the female deities who protected the waters, the earth, the mothers and their children.
The women priests believed that the goddess protected young women at the time of giving birth. They thanked dancing. Offerering flowers, incenses, fruits and danced with fluttering veils.
Nowadays, women of all ages practice belly dance. Several aspects are worked, since toning muscles, stretching and postural correction, until the “rescue” of self-esteem and the discovery of the true feminine essence.