Culturally, waist beads have been worn by women in Africa for many centuries. They wear them for weight loss, spirituality, self-confidence, intimacy, and for fashion.
In some African countries, waistbeads have been used as a rites of passage for girls to indicate their growth and maturity into womanhood.
Waist beads were also worn for seduction. Traditionally the beads were used to honor a woman's sexuality while also enticing her significant others'. Not always visible, waist beads are only to be seen during intimacy.
Many African women still use waist beads for body shaping as they are an indicator of weight loss or weight gain and even pregnancy because beads roll lower on your waist as you lose weight; while becoming tighter and advancing higher up the waistline in the event of weight gain.
Body By Selena waistbeads can be worn under your clothes to enhance your personal sense of beauty and femininity, slightly exposed when worn with low-waist pants or crop tops, fully exposed with a bathing suit or comfortably worn when naked.
Some women like to adorn their upper midsection and wear their beads above their belly button, while others prefer to position their beads above their hips below the navel.
Own your look! And occasionally switch your style up!
Waistbeads help you to practice mindfulness. you become more in tune with your body from your center. You are naturally encouraged to engage your core while wearing waistbeadds. The engagement of the core will increase your core strength and progress in your fitness goals. You can start with a set of waist beads that are snug and gradually as your waist sizes gets smaller. Wear Body By Selena waistbeads as your personal tracker and prized piece.
WHITE: White is unification of all of the colors of the rainbow. It opens you up to the energy that is around you.
- innocence, purity, simplicity, completion, wisdom, illumination, peace, higher consciousness
BLACK: Black shields the wearer from outside energy.
- power, authority, formality, mystery, depth, discipline, ground, sophistication, blocks energy
SILVER: This color is mystically considered to bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies.
- sensitivity, moon, fluidity, illumination, intuitiveness, reflection, clairvoyance
GOLD: This color is associated with rejoice, the Sun which is a symbol of happiness, success, attainment, prosperity and true friends.
- illumination, sun, prestige, wealth, success, abundance, royalty, affluence
PINK: This color is associated with unconditional love, romance, purity, femininity, and healing. It impresses the wearer to be calm, sensitive, friendly, and loveable.
- romance, femininity, nurturing, unconditional love, affection, gentle, kindness, compassion, hope
RED: This color is associated with self-confidence, vitality, sexual energy, passion, courage.
- root, intensity, love, passion, action, determination, ambition, confidence
YELLOW: Symbolizes the wisdom/knowledge, clarity, increases awareness and calms the nerves. The energy from this color is related to the ability to perceive and understand.
- solar plexus, self-knowledge, cheerfulness, concentration, energy, practicality, clarity
GREEN: This color is associated with prosperity, hope, harmony, healing and ripening. It impresses the wearer to be understanding, nature loving, generous, humble, and self-controlled.
- heart, balance, harmony, renewal, rebirth, growth, fertility, restoration, healing, compassion
GRAY: This color is associated with neutralizing, wisdom, and communication. It can be used to amplify Silver or other colors.
- connecting root with crown chakra, compromise, transition, impartial, reserved, conservative, steady
You can either measure yourself above your navel, just at your navel, or right above your hips. Use a flexible tape measure against your bare skin without pulling in your belly. Try not to hold the measuring tape too tight or too loose. imagine they are the beads as you would like to wear them.