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How Are African Waist Beads Linked to Body Awareness?

by Tadalu . 26 Feb 2021 0 Comments

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The Connection between African Waist Beads & Body Awareness

African waist beads are closely linked to body awareness and a positive self-image. Wearing waist beads can also help boost confidence and self-esteem to develop self-appreciation further.

 Here's how African waist beads are linked to body awareness:

Ideal for Weight Management

Waist beads are often used to track changes in body weight. Typically, they are designed using high-quality cotton thread. Since they don't stretch, the beads will move higher on the waist if you gain weight. Similarly, if you lose a few pounds, the beads will slide down toward the hips, indicating weight loss.   

However, unlike the definitive numbers on the scale, waist beads are more in line with body positivity. They act as a gentle yet constant reminder to help you not only keep track of any weight gain or loss but also work towards achieving your health goals.

It is important to mention here that waist beads are not restrictive in any way. Meaning, you can change them whenever you like or even opt for stretchable strands. But if weight management is a priority for you, it is best to go for non-stretchable waist beads and wear them permanently.    

Perfecting Your Posture

Waist beads are equally beneficial for maintaining an upright posture. Their position makes it easier for wearers to become more aware of how they sit. The waist beads might fit or feel differently depending on your position and breathing. Use these changes as a cautionary reminder to improve your posture.

You can ask yourself these questions when you consider your position:

  • Are you sitting straight?
  • Is the back relaxed, or is it in a stiff position?
  • Are your core abdominal muscles under strain?
  • Do you feel any difficulty in breathing?

Adjust your position and posture according to these answers. With time, you will learn to maintain an upright posture without giving these things a second thought.

A Lesson in Self Love & Self Appreciation  

African waist beads signify beauty, sensuality, and femininity, which means wearing them ultimately leads to self-appreciation and boost your confidence in one way or another. First of all, the mere act of adorning the waist and accentuating the figure can help you feel good inside and out. You will develop an appreciation for your body and will learn to love it.

Secondly, wearing waist beads makes you more aware of your body's changes, increasing the desire to stay in optimal health. As you work towards your health and fitness goals, you will further learn to love and prioritize yourself. It will help boost your self-esteem and confidence.

African waist beads have changed the lives of thousands of women around the world by teaching a lesson in self-love and admiration.    

Buying Guide: Tips to Choose the Right Waist Beads for Your Body?

As explained earlier, African waist beads are designed to highlight curvy figures and beautify your body. One of the best qualities of these accessories is their versatility.   This feature lets you celebrate individuality and express yourself in any way you want.

For instance, you have the choice to wear multiple strands of beads in one-go or select an elegant single strand. You also have the freedom to switch styles and wear the beads depending on how you want to look.

All this becomes easier when you have the right set of waist beads in your collection. That is why you need to think things through before purchase.

Here is a checklist you can follow:

1.     The Position

Decide the position of your waist beads before measuring your waist. Ask yourself whether you’d like to place them on your waist, around your hips, or right at the middle (i.e. near your belly button).

2.     The Size

Measure yourself with a measuring tape or string. Wrap it around the selected part of your body, ensuring that both ends meet.  Note those measurements to order the right size.  If you are using a string, you must mark your measurements with a pointer.  Then use a ruler to check the length and breadth of your waist by measuring the marked string.

How to make sure you order the right size?

Things can get tricky during online shopping. Yet, there are a few simple ways to get a perfect size. You should consult the size chart available at the store and compare it to the measurements you took. Remember to measure your waist twice to prevent miscalculations.

Also, do make sure that the string/measuring tape is not wrapped around too snugly. If that happens, you can wind up with an African waist bead that’s a few inches too short/tight. You can prevent sizing issues by leaving some breathing room when you record the length.

3.     The Style

African waist beads are available in a variety of colors and shades. You will face no difficulty in finding something that matches your fashion sense and wardrobe choices. What does matter is the type of waist beads you purchase.

Permanent Waist Beads vs. Adjustable Waist Beads

Some traditional waist beads do not have a stretchable string or clasp in their designs. These accessories are crafted for permanent use. That means you can’t take them on or off, nor can you adjust their position. Due to their snugness, they are less likely to fall off your body.

The only way to get them out is by cutting off the string or waiting for them to break due to you a change in your weight. 

On the other hand, modern African waist beads are removable. They come with adjustable clasps and extender chains. These design details allow the bead to fit your body perfectly for years.

Get High-Quality African Waist Beads Today!

At Tadalu, we understand the importance of African waist beads and understand how they help with positive body image and body awareness. Therefore, we deliver authentic African waist beads worldwide. Visit the Tadalu store today to find the perfect waist beads and begin your journey of self-love today.   

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About Tadalu Waist Beads

Our Accessories Are Just As Unique & Diverse As the African Culture! Experience the vastness and uniqueness of the African culture by adopting the centuries-old cultural practice of adorning the waist with impeccably-crafted waist beads. At Tadalu, we aim to inspire women with timeless African values that are uniquely stylish. We also strive to support the African jewelry industry and work with local artisans to provide our clients throughout the world with authentic African waist beads at affordable prices.
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