It’s barely November! But given that many of us have had Winter hit early with below-zero temperatures and many inches of snow, let’s get after my Winter Immune Tips, aka What to do when you’re coming down with something: Most of us have a symptom that lets us know we are likely coming down…Read More
Immune Support Reminders Get More Sleep; Eat Fewer Carbs I learned a lot from LIghts Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley a few years ago, including the fact that our bodies seek alignment with nature and the changing seasons. To minimize winter weight gain and light-related depression, this is the time of…Read More
First and foremost, let go of the guilt! It’s completely natural to want something sweet at times, given that your very first food (mother’s milk) is incredibly sweet. However…as fall approaches, this is the time of year to limit summertime carbs and start getting more sleep as the days grow shorter. When you start…Read More
Forget Osteoporosis… Instead, focus on bone health. One of my favorite mentors, Susun Weed, suggests we rid ourselves of the emphasis on disease and focus on the nourishment of the whole body, the whole person. “Focus on the patient, not the problem.” Should you take calcium supplements? ? Fosamax,? HRT ?(Hormone Replacement Therapy) …Read More
Connective Tissue is a broad term that includes ligaments, tendons and…fascia. Let’s start with a definition: Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin, that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. When healthy, two-thirds of fascia consists of water, allowing muscles to glide and…Read More
From the energetic to the practical, there are many reasons to go without shoes each day–especially when you practice Essentrics. Since any body movement depends on a strong foundation, being barefoot is essential for the best alignment of your foot, which then allows the rest of your body to align properly while moving into…Read More
It’s my preference to eat produce out of my garden and from the farmer’s market when in season (other than fermented foods), so that means relying on lots of root veggies, in the winter. Although cooked kale and collard greens are perfect for a shot of greens in winter, early spring is time for…Read More
From WebMD to Susun Weed, clinical herbalist for over half a century, many of my respected resources say extensive fasting has many concerns–even dangers. Since the recent trend is to use fasting and “cleanses” as a weight-loss tool, let’s address that first. Is it really a helpful ‘jumpstart’ to rebalancing your weight–and keeping those…Read More
Susan has been a certified yoga instructor since 2000 and has been teaching students of all ages and skill levels ever since. In 2012, Susan became certified to teach Essentrics classes. Essentrics helps to strengthen your muscles by lengthening them through a combination of tai chi, yoga and ballet movements.
Have you heard of Classical Stretch, a very popular TV show with Miranda Esmonde-White, showing on PBS for the past 15 years? Essentrics is the same thing, offered in one-hour live classes right here in Steamboat Springs!
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