Exploring fascia is fascinating and I keep learning more relationships between the health of our fascia and the health of our bodies. This post will summarize some ways it influences our brains. If these posts are interesting to you please consider attending the Texas June 21-23 workshop – where the exploration of fascia will be […]
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This post is not dance specific but is interesting new info (to me) about brain health and helping ourselves stay happy and mentally sharp! There is a term called neurogenesis. That term describes the growth and development of new nerve cells. I remember learning that whatever brain cells you were born with – you better […]
I have a question about abdominal strength or should I say… lack of! I tell my students to pull up the front of their abdominals, but when I place my hand on their stomach I don’t feel anything. I’m not sure if they even know how to engage them. Can you recommend any specific ideas […]
I am an adult ballet student who has come back to the fold after many years away. When I stopped in my late teens, I was discouraged because things like 4th and 5th position never was easy for me. I thought my body just wasn’t right for dance – but I miss it and love […]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracolumbar_fascia We’re going to continue looking at fascia’s role in the lower back and spine moving easily and freely. We know lower back pain is no longer just an ‘older’ person’s challenge. I have met many college age students with chronic lower back pain. There is often a correlation between their activity level and the […]
Here’s a quick 3 minute clip on a hip flexor bounce… and you’ll get to see my pup, too!
Dancers are always concerned with maintaining or increasing the flexibility in their muscles. To really understand how muscles become more flexible we need to understand how to change the fascia that connect to the muscles. Most dancers know that fascia, which is the dense connective tissue that surrounds the 200+ bones and the 600+ muscles […]
The secret of CHANGE is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates We are at that familiar time where many of us are reflecting upon the past year and pondering how we’d like 2019 to be. It started me thinking about how quickly can change really happen? […]
I came across a clip I took of a dancer sucking in her abdominals to bring herself into alignment and thought it might be interesting to talk about what’s really happening when she does this… Let’s watch a couple for a couple of rounds. Let’s dissect what’s happening as she does this. It is a […]
“What suggestions do you have to help dancers get their shoulder blades to lie flat on their back?” Felicia Okey dokey! Let’s first talk about the anatomy of the shoulder girdle so it will make sense. It really is important to get those shoulder blades lying flat on the back so they can support the […]