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Roll With It (aka Accept What Is)

Butting Heads with Resistance Have you ever pressed the gas pedal in your car only to find the car won’t move? So you push on the gas again, a little harder this time. Still the car won’t move much. Then you either push the gas again, even harder or you pause for a moment [...]

By | 2017-02-02T01:33:56+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Is Your Warm Up Reducing Pain and Preventing Injury, or Causing It?

Are your dancers experiencing chronic pain and soreness in their hamstrings, hips, backs, necks and shoulders? Every time they sit down do they quickly become tight, stiff and feel stuck? If so, you may need to examine your warm-ups, stretch routines and cool downs. Much of the stretching being carried out by dancers has [...]

By | 2016-12-12T18:17:53+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Are your postural muscles holding you back?

Postural muscles are a set of muscles that are designed to stabilize and mobilize the body. These muscles are designed for endurance and are the most utilized set of muscles in the dance population. The postural muscles are meant to support and work with the deep core stabilizing muscles and phasic, or outer unit, muscles [...]

By | 2016-12-12T18:17:53+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: anatomy, Blog, yoga for dancers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. Meditators have been claiming for thousands of years that a regular meditation practice is an effective treatment for anxiety, stress, worry, lack of focus, addiction and relationship problems. And leads [...]

By | 2016-12-12T18:17:53+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

Fascia and connective tissue

Fascia is everywhere in our bodies. From the superficial fascia, it dives deep and forms pods called fascicles that actually create your musculature from the inside out. Under a microscope fascia is highly organized in a mesh formulation of tubules filled with water and fluids. Fascia has been overlooked for a long time. Until recently [...]

By | 2016-12-12T18:17:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|4 Comments