Exercise

Freedom – Essentrics Style

For Americans, freedom is what our Fourth of July holiday is all about, and today I am celebrating the freedom I feel in my body due to Essentrics. That includes being both pain-free and able to pursue any activity I enjoy. This pic was taken on my mom’s front porch while I was in Scottsbluff,…

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Essentrics for Athletes–as well as the rest of us!

This YouTube video is for all of you out there who are unaware of the power of Essentrics for athletes of all ages–in addition to those of us who just want a great workout that gives us flatter abs, leaner legs and more resistance to injury.  Check out this short 2-minute video of Meghan Duhamel,…

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Santa Fe Escape – Essentrics plus Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Greetings! It’s been a great winter here in Steamboat, but I’m now getting started on travel and education season which I love!  I’m most grateful to Sharon Blomgren with ArtsandCulturalTravel.com for asking me to be the facilitator of a new workshop created just for you; Santa Fe Escape. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=””…

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Making Friends with Your Body

I’ve had many blessings in my life–none greater than learning to make friends with my own body–and it has taken decades of conscious effort!  This Q & A with my mentor and friend, Miranda Esmonde-White is excellent (as is her book, Aging Backwards), for those who are working on listening to–and appreciating–their own bodies.  http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=10697284…

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Summer shifting into Fall

I love this time of year when the Reds come out just a little bit here in Colorado, and more so in Vermont where we are looking forward to visiting later this fall. This is part of what gives our little patio in downtown Steamboat some privacy But I’m still happily harvesting tomatoes from the…

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Keep Moving!

Back Pain

Moving too fast without proper warm-up got me in trouble yesterday; I had the mother of all back spasms that made my cry out in pain every minute or more regardless of whether I was moving or stationary.   First, I did 30 minutes of gentle Essentrics stretches and even that was too much for…

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Essentrics Teacher Training in Montreal

Being in Montreal for 12 days of Essentrics training was a great adventure, exploring both the city and how my body responded to this intense, yet fun and highly informative, training.  I continue to be impressed with how healing it can be to lengthen and strengthen muscles simultaneously–using no other weights than our own body. …

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