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Take good care of your kidneys.

It’s the time of the season for celebrating. That could mean eating and drinking in access, forgetting to drink enough water and nourish yourself.  And Baby, it’s cold outside.  All of that can affect your kidneys.  Here are some fun facts and ways to stay healthy this holiday season.

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Chi, baby

Is it “chi” or “qi”?  However you spell it, we are talking about the life force in your body.  If you are feeling tired or stagnant, move your chi and you can feel better instantly.  Try this two minute pick me up to feel GOOD.

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Disc a-go-go

Are you having one of those “bad back” days?  Do you want your back pain to “go go”?  Here are a few simple ways to get out of spazm and find your mobility.  Learn how the discs need to move in every direction with a few simple exercises.

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Your Flying Trapezius

Learn how to release tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back by discovering your trapezius muscle with imagery, using the Franklin Method.  Bring the “sexy” back to your back.

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Psoas take 2: move it!

We are continuing from the previous video.  You know where the psoas muscle is.   You can feel it.  You have learned how to relax it when it is stressed.  Now learn how using it with awareness can make many Pilates exercises feel deeper and more effortless.  Want a better teaser?  Watch now.

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Introducing your amazing psoas!

Discover how this incredible muscle, which is one of the most important ones for standing and walking, could be causing low back pain, hip stiffness or a general state of fatigue or stress.

Get it working better so you can leap tall buildings with a single bound and land safely.

I will share with you three simple Franklin Method techniques to help develop awareness, relieve tension and relieve pain.

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Fascial Fitness

I know you like to be connected to the internet.

How connected are you with the inner “net” of your body, the fascia?

The fascia surrounds every bone, organ and muscle.  Without the fascia,  your muscles would look like a puddle of honey and your bones would be in a pile.

This wonderful inner “glove” has a wonderful elastic quality that should stretch and rebound.

Discover how to get that bounce back in your body with today’s video.

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Tap your way to health

This is an important video.  I’m going to share one tapping technique that can speed your healing process ten fold. This is just one technique I learned a few years ago from Body Talk Access called “balancing the cortices”.

All illness and injuries are recorded in the brain.  This process speeds the innate process that  the body has to heal itself by balancing the brain with touch and breath.

I have had incredible results, stopping bleeding, bruising, and swelling in accidents.  Other friends have stopped seizures in their pets.  It’s non invasive and easy to do on yourself and friends.

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Time of the season for your kidneys

Does the holiday season get you wrapped up in knots?

With the shopping, cooking, family, and traveling you might forget to take care of yourself.

If you are stressing out, not dressing warmly enough, eating too much party food  and forgetting to drink enough water, you could be depleting your kidney energy.
In Chinese medicine, the kidneys are the “gateway to vitality”.  So true!

Watch now for three simple things you can do to help these hard working organs.

Enjoy my Holiday extravaganza at the end and have a Merry Christmas!

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Just Breathe

Is it possible to just take a moment for yourself and take a deep breath?

Was that hard?  How many moments do you give yourself a day to just take it in, breathe with it?
Today’s Franklin Method imagery can give you a chance to do just that.

 

 

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Killer abs

Learn 5 quick Pilates exercises you can do in less than two minutes to strengthen and tone your core. Try doing the exercises mentally with me first. We call this “mental simulation of movement”. Imagine YOU are on the mat moving with perfect form. Feel it. This mental rehearsal will stimulate your brain and fire muscles so when you do the exercises for real you can do them with more efficiency.

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Happy Feet #1

Are your feet killing you?  Sprain your ankle way too often?  Aching feet is one of the number one complaints people have as they get older.  We’re using Franklin Method today to share some great imagery and simple exercises to get you back on your feet.  I’m also showing off a few hidden talents at the end of the video. Extra credit if you can count how many foot idioms I used in the intro.

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Radiant You

Create more radiance, strengthen  your nervous system, flush out your chakras with this amazing breathing technique.  I’ve been practicing kundalini yoga for over 40 years and this is one of my favorite techniques to feel revitalized.  Go slowly, start with one minute and gradually work your way up to eleven minutes.  Feel the flush of radiance.

 

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What is hip?

Whether you are wanting to improve your leg circles or just learn to to tell the difference between your hip joint and your pelvis, this video is for you.  When I first learned this Pilates mat exercise I was taught to keep my pelvis absolutely still (stable).  After watching Joe Pilates  teach it (on film), I saw everyone lifting their hips?  What’s the difference? Watch for more insights on how to create awareness in your hips.  You might even feel more “hip”.

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Fly Away Shoulder Tension

How are your shoulders feeling right now? Shoulder tension is the number one complaint I hear from everyone.

Today, we’re taking a look at a bone that we share with birds. Their’s is called the furcula or “wishbone”. Can you guess what ours is called?

Get this bone rolling and it will be the key to freeing your shoulders forever.

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Keep them doggies rolling

The Pilates Roll Up exercise can be difficult if your back is tight.  Learn 3 simple techniques to find a deeper, smoother roll up, keeping your spine as strong and supple as a cat.  Watch for footage of Joe Pilates doing the roll up at the end.

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Are you a tight ass?

Wouldn’t you love to have more energy, a pain free back and be more flexible in your hips?  This week we’re taking a look at how your pelvis is supposed to move, in more ways than one.  A new image can completely change how an old exercise feels.

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yummy

This week’s video is about the power of words.  Choose them wisely.
Use them to transform and heal.

Sound carries a vibration that can affect your body and your mind.  This week we’re delving a tiny bit into the chakras.  Each of these seven energy centers is associated with a gland in your endocrine system. This one will affect your thymus gland which helps with immunity.  Enjoy and have fun with it.

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loving the 100’s

This week we’re heading into our second Pilates video. This is an exercise you either love or hate’ the 100’s.  Am I right?
I want to share a little imagery that I use that makes me look forward to this great exercise.
You can practice this imagery without ever leaving your seat or try next time you’re in class.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below about what you love about the 100’s and what imagery you might do.
Stick around for the end of the video for some archival film footage of Joe Pilates getting his groove on.

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shoulder blade tango

Are you over training and getting more pain than gain in your shoulders?
This week we are going to get up close and personal with your shoulder blades.
With imagery and the Franklin Method find out for yourself if they are frozen to your ribs and preventing your arms from moving.
I hope you stay through the end of this short video for the dance party.
I have a special tango partner this week. Let’s keep moving and having fun!
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