Sun Salutation

The following is a blog post from early summer 2012.  It felt like a good time to salute the sun again as it re-enters our daily lives with the Spring season. Also, this topic has come up again in recent classes so look for a future post which explores this concept in a different way. … Continue reading

On the Mat: Warming Your Core

Two weeks ago, we located our core on MindBodyBrew with a breathing exercise. With the chilly weeks of Winter really settling in, let’s find a way to keep that core warm. Over the weekend, I heard of a trend in spa treatments involving cold saunas. Apparently, you enter a space that is cooled to -110° … Continue reading

On the Mat: Locating Your “Core”

As dancers, we have heard teachers tell us for years to “move from your core” or “engage your core.” Your muscles may have memorized a series of actions that make you move more strongly or with greater movement potential, convincing your teachers that you are following their instructions. Perhaps you can even indicate where you … Continue reading

Sun Salutation

I recently asked my students: If you were to draw the sun, what would it look like?  Most people answered that they would draw a circle with some indication of sunrays to represent the sun.  We looked at sun representations from various peoples: Japan, Tibetan, Mayan and Native American.  All images had a circle center … Continue reading

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