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Workout Wednesdays: Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga Are you bored with the elliptical?  Sure there are times I just want to throw on my sneakers and go for a run, or hit the yoga studio for some straightforward flow, but sometimes the thrill-seeker in me craves something different.  Fusion is a huge buzzword in fitness right now, and there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy.  From Pound (cardio...

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Workout Wednesdays: Why Flexibility is Important

  When I saw Brian Orakpo, Linebacker for the Washington Redskins, and Frank Okam, Defensive Tackle for the New York Giants, coming to my studio looking for flexibility, I wanted to offer them more that just flexibility. After all, Dancers Shape specializes in techniques that offer injury prevention and rehabilitation benefits, so why stop with just...

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Lessons from the Crash Pad

A while back I was in an evening yoga class. We started playing around with jumping into Bakasana, or Crow pose. I though the teacher was crazy and that I was sure to crack my skull, break my neck or both. I set up my "crash pad" as she called it and watched her demonstrate. I was certain that she was about to magically float into this position with impossible grace. The...

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Shakti Rocks

As my spring retreat approaches, March 29-31 in Calistoga, CA, yephee. My mind spins backwards a bit to the lovely fall retreat last October, stay present. When the Fall Equinox retreat completed and it was all the positive female energy. The Sangha, community, created by gathering twenty-four women was beautiful and empowering. The feeling of strength, joy,...

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YOGA IS NOT ALL ABOUT FLEXIBILITY

It is a common belief that in order to "be good" at yoga you must be flexible! Not true! Yoga helps increase flexibility, strength, endurance and peace of mind! Yoga actually boosts levels of feel-good brain chemicals like GABA, serotonin and dopamine which help you to feel relaxed, calm and content. Yoga works in the same way that anti-depressants and anti-anxiety...

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