A lovely book, deeply comforting, moving, and enlightening. Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. PS: Check out this page for a treasure trove of free(!) guided meditations by Tara.
If you are interested in learning more about Myofascial trigger points (and/or would like to add Foam rolling and/or Foot reflexology to your self-care routine) be sure to check out The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair and Amber Davies. An extensive, clear, practical and useful resource. Makes great points (ha!)
By mindfully choosing our habits, we harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth. A great way to prepare ourselves mindfully and consciously for the New Year is to gain insight into our habits. The little things we do (and think!) every day end up shaping our lives by… Read More Better than Before
Engaged in the creative process we feel more alive than ever, because we are making something and not merely consuming, Masters of the small reality we create. In doing this work, we are in fact creating ourselves. Mastery – Robert Greene
Of course there were plateaus, periods when my results leveled off while I internalized the information necessary for my next growth spurt, but I didn’t mind. Another book for the re-reading list is The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin.
Seems like this week’s blog posts are going to be all about the senses 🙂 I’m adding this incredibly beautiful book today, as a reminder to myself (or rather a jolt into action) to finally pick it up again – I will read it in full, and take my time to work with the exercises… Read More Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance
…They rise and fall like vaporous civilizations. Today’s book recommendation – the book I mentioned this week in my ode to the clouds – and one of the books I am currently reading, is The Invention of Clouds by Richard Hamblyn. It’s about the life and work of Luke Howard – or – as Goethe himself used to call him… Read More The Invention of Clouds
Yes, more books! Today’s book recommendation is Move your DNA by Katy Bowman. I stumbled (ha!) upon Katy’s work in 2015. It was a true eye-opener for me to learn how much of our (mental as well as physical) health depends on the daily movements of our body. You can eat the perfect diet, sleep eight… Read More Move your DNA – Katy Bowman
A great resource on flexibility in general, including a wealth of dynamic and active stretching techniques, with clear pictures and descriptions illustrating each exercise. The book is geared mostly to martial artists, but the flexibility work included can be used for dance (and life!) as well. Ultimate Flexibility – Sang H. Kim Note: I already… Read More Ultimate Flexibility – Sang H. Kim
Today’s book is a digital one, ‘Simple & Sinister by Pavel Pavel Tsatsouline. It has been my go-to resource for strength work for the past year. It covers a simple, but extremely effective (and fun – to me!) program/routine using kettlebells, about which I will write more tomorrow. PS: Check out this fascinating podcast interview with… Read More Simple & Sinister