For this week’s Flexibility Friday, check out the links below for a series of free(!) follow-along stretching videos by the fantastic Stacey Nemour. Lower and upper Back Relief Deep Hip Flexor Release Quad Stretches and Hips Tips for Front Splits Hamstrings and Middle Splits These videos are great to work with throughout the day. They… Read More Free Flexibility Videos
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
Water, or as Mr. E and I call it, Mountain Juice(tm), is one of the most precious elements on earth. Without it, life as we know it would not exist. We need it to live. Incidentally, being sufficiently hydrated is one of the most simple (and often overlooked!) way to enhance/support our (mental as well… Read More Drink Water, My Friend
I’ve always considered myself extremely lucky in the teacher department. To each of the teachers in my life I owe parts of my current Self. They have contributed to my growth, happiness, knowledge, skill set, inspiration, love of learning, love of movement, love of music, love of language, and love of life. Their teachings as… Read More Free to Move
Stacey Nemour, my favourite flexibility teacher, has just launched a wealth of online courses and streaming DVDs on flexibilitymakeover.com I’m very excited to be trying out her Dance! Flexibility Makeover Power Pack (starting today – eek!), as her previous online course series was already amazing. It got me safely(!) down into front splits for the first… Read More Flexibility Friday
Splits progress! After posting the above picture I’ve received many questions about how I got safely(!) into the splits at 38. You can find my answers below, as well as info on Stacey Nemours online flexibility program for dancers, which is what I worked with at the time. Update 01.11.2018: The course mentioned above is… Read More Flexibility II – Splits Progress!
As some of you might know, I’ve been working more intensively on my flexibility the past few weeks, in preparation of our upcoming Ballet recital as well as for Martial Arts. I’ve been practising with an online flexibility program by Stacey Nemour, and I’m loving these looped stretching straps she designed for the course. They… Read More Flexibility Props – Straps and Stretching