Posts tagged posture
How to improve your health & happiness

In recent years, science has been showing posture to be a magic bullet for everything from low back pain to low energy and low self-esteem. Add to this (in case you haven’t heard) that sitting is now the new smoking. Our shoulders, backs and hips ache from sitting, our necks seem to be permanently bent over the smartphones, challenging our mind and body on daily basis both physically and psychologically.

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Power Your Legs

One of the most popular ballet moves that has also been passed on to barre fitness and other aerobic exercises – Plié. The origin of the correct technique and alignment in order to gain the best benefits from the exercise though still remains in ballet.

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Best Ways to Exercise at Home

Whether you're allergic to the gym, want to save money or crave convenience, exercising at home is an easy choice to make. What's more difficult is figuring out what to do. How do you set up an effective home workout? With Ballet Body Sculpture online classes the set up is very easy, for most video classes you don’t need any equipment, just your own body. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced, looking for a challenge, you have over 50 classes to choose from.

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The Importance of Stretching & Joint Mobility

Do you stretch when you exercise?

Stretching is the deliberate alignment of the muscles so called “lengthening”, in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching exercises are one the most important important part of any exercise or rehabilitation program. They help warm the body up prior to activity thus decreasing the risk of injury as well as muscle soreness. The benefits of stretching are endless and have been proven through various studies over a long period of time. Stretching benefits people of all ages, and is intended for the young as well as the elderly population.

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Everyday Habits That Destroy Your Spine

Back problems became more common in the 21st century and are usually caused by a sedentary lifestyle and from holding/looking at new gadgets. There may be a lot of reasons for bad posture and chronic pain, but scientists are revealing ones that we bring upon on ourselves.

For example, did you know that your job could be the leading cause of a chronic backache? A lack of rest is also bad for your posture.

Here are some the most popular habits that according to scientists, lead to a chronic backache.

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10 Reasons How Your Life Improves With Ballet

Many think that ballet is a beautiful fairy tail and reserved only for the little girls or for the physically gifted ones. However, if you look a little deeper you will realise that ballet is an amazing technique, exercise of it’s highest forms, offering the biggest potential for your body as well as for your mind development. The overall wellbeing.

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Improving Posture Will Improve Your Life

Why feeling taller tricks your brain into making you feel more confident and why your smartphone addiction might be making you depressed?

The next time you’re feeling sad and depressed, pay close attention to your posture. According to cognitive scientists, you’ll likely be slumped over with your neck and shoulders curved forward and head looking down.

While it’s true that you’re sitting this way because you’re sad, it’s also true that you’re sad because you’re sitting this way. This philosophy, known as embodied cognition, is the idea that the relationship between our mind and body runs both ways, meaning our mind influences the way our body reacts, but the form of our body also triggers our mind.

This isn’t just about displaying confidence to others around; this is about actually changing your hormones–increased levels of testosterone and decreased levels of cortisol, or the stress hormone, in the brain.

 

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7 Steps To Your Beach Body This Summer

The summer is all around us but it's never too late to get your body in to a lean and toned shape for the summer holiday  season!

Summer is the season when everyone wants to look good. Here are seven tips to get a toned and lean body this summer, without too much of extreme effort.

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Ballet Secrets Of Staying Young

When it comes to fitness, it's important to consider the direction you would like to take that would bring you consistent as well as long term benefits. Something that would enhance your natural beauty, helping you to appear looking graceful, fit and elegant.

Ballet offers a sustainable mind-body fitness that delivers exquisite results while also accommodating a wide range of physical abilities. It’s a progressive technique that actually gets more intense as your form gets better. Whether you’re 9 or 99, ballet offers an elegant way to develop strength, awareness, flexibility, coordination, balance, and agility. Learning a beautiful art form also engenders feelings of accomplishment and enjoyment. And because it addresses the key elements of fitness in one beautifully designed technique, doing ballet keeps you looking youthful and feeling vibrant at any age!

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5 Perfect Reasons Why Everyone Should Take Ballet

We’ve all heard that ballet is the foundation of all dance, that if you want to get nicer lines, posture, fitness, slimmer physique or body alignment, you should be in ballet class. But there are other reasons, too, why everyone should take ballet. Here are to mention just a few.

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How To Slim Down with Ballet

Ballet-inspired workouts blast fat, focusing on lower-half results such as abs, bottoms, and legs shaping. Here's the secret: Most exercises involve "micro-movements," in which you move just an inch or two. They take out the momentum, forcing you to stay in the contraction, which tires muscles faster, giving you faster results.

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Why Ballet is The Best Exercise for You

So many people feel intimidated about trying real ballet despite its wonderful fitness benefits. Here’s what you need to know to let your inner-ballerina shine!

Myth: Ballet is only for people with a natural dancer’s physique.

Truth: You don’t have to be thin, leggy, flexible, or coordinated to do ballet.

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