Guided Visualizations

With the holiday countdown, Nutcracker performances, increased social engagements – stress levels can easily increase.  Dancers and dance teachers need recovery time and ways they can train (or retrain) their bodies into more efficient patterns.

I created a mp3 file of guided imagery for my students.  As I talk about in the Train Your Brain ebook for children – your brain doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. I first learned about ideokinesis (using imagery to change neuromuscular pathways) from Irene Dowd and it has guided my rehab work with clients since then. In order to make a real physical change you have to go back to the cortical or brain level and change the message that is being sent out.

The focus of this mp3 file is to simply release all unnecessary tension and to increase your physical state of well-being. When you listen to it you can either be in constructive rest position which is lying on your back with your legs supported over pillows or on a chair – or sitting easily upright, supported comfortably in a chair. (note: it is 26 minutes)

I hope you’ll take a break over your busy week and click below to listen to this!


To your success,


“Education is the key to injury prevention”

4 replies
  1. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    Hi Deborah,
    I am unable to listen to your audio piece – all I get is “Hello, I’m Deborah Vogel…” then nothing! I am not sure why! It happens if I click the MP3 link and the audio link.

    Kind regards,


    • deborah
      deborah says:

      Hi Melanie, Thanks for letting me know.. I’m working on it – please try again shortly – and let me know if you have continued problems! Thanks, Deb

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    This mp3 is wonderful! It would be great to hear more like this in the future (I would particularly love to have a guided visualization to improve pirouette technique). Thank you for posting!


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