Waist Beads are an excellent tool for women to feel more feminine and beautiful. These beautiful gemstone waist beads are usually hand made and customized. The tradition of wearing beads is an age-old one. They have been worn for varying reasons by royalty for body adornment, deification and decoration.
The wearing of beads on the waist was made popular by West Africans, specifically Nigerians. Over time the culture of the use of beads has been associated with both spiritual and material reasons. In some parts of Africa, the beads are anointed in oils.
This practice aids in sensory pleasure for the man. Some beads are adorned with bells, which is a signal to let the man know that the woman wants to engage in sexual intercourse. The Yorubas have a revered use attached to the waist beads. They are worn as a form of birth control, as a way of preventing obesity or for their healing and therapeutic powers.
As far a waist training, waist beads are being used more and more in North America as a way to control weight gain and shrink the waist. Naturally, as the beads get tighter, the wearer will know she’s gaining a few pounds and she can nip that weight gain in the bud.
Here’s a few key things to remember when using waist beads for weight control:
1. Know Your Position – It’s important to know where your waist beads are sitting on your body. If you want to use them for weight and waist control, be sure to position them around your stomach and not just on top of your hips. They may look sexy on your hips, but they are doing nothing for your weight control. It’s also important to take them off at night
2. Know When To Eat – Even though you may feel that tight fit of your waist beads on days that you are heavier, it’s important to not stop eating all together–just change what you’re eating. When those waist beads tighten be sure to eat foods that will help flush our your kidneys and help you go to the bathroom on a regular basis (carrots, celery, juice blends, etc). That will help get rid of the excess weight you may feel around your waist. Also, stay away from salty foods because they will absorb more water weight than you need.
3. Know The Feeling – They’re waist beads so enjoy them! Using your waist beads as a fun tool to attract/tease your lover is great exercise for your mid-section (think belly dance moves). Also, throughout the day, don’t be afraid to contract and expand your stomach to work your stomach muscles. A good method for those who sit most of the day is to sit straight up and tighten your waist for a total of 5 minutes, then relax for two. Do this 4 times then repeat the whole exercise at least 3 times a day.
There you have it: beauty and history combine allowing all of us to define and embrace our curves.