Fitness Friday Week 17: Boat Pose Core Work

Follow the instructions on the video and let me know if you have any questions.

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Fitness Friday Week 16: Tennis Ball Release

Follow the directions on the video to enjoy a lovely deep tissue pressure point using 1 or 2 tennis balls.

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Fitness Friday Week 15: Chair Yoga

Enjoy this short seated sequence pre-performance, post-travel, or anytime you need a quick break from the stresses of life.

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Fitness Friday Week 14: Postural Realignment

This sequence is perfect for resetting the spine prior to a performance, audition, or rehearsal. Start off lying on your back with your feet pressing against the wall. Placing your hands off to the sides, press into your head and into your pelvis and arch your lower back off the ground. Then press your lower back into the floor. Do several sets of this. Then wrap your arms around your chest giving yourself a big hug. Raise your elbows up towards the ceiling to spread your shoulder blades apart, lowering them gently to the floor. Repeat on the other side. Then take a block or a thick hardback book in between your palms not using your fingers. Straighten your arms up towards the ceiling holding the block between your palms and, keeping your arms straight, rotate your arms overhead while making sure to keep your lower back pressed into the floor. Repeat several times, then rest.

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Fitness Friday Week 13: Christmas Tree Pose

Happy Christmas Singers!

Put on your favorite holiday gear, stand in solidarity next to your Christmas tree, and get ready to balance!

Standing with your feet parallel to one another, lean your weight into your left leg and raise your right knee up to find your balance. Then play with extending the floating leg. Bend back through the right knee and place your right foot against your left ankle, calf, or thigh (anywhere but the knee.) You can also play with an advanced variation, taking your right ankle against your left hip. Then bring your right knee back up and, leaning your torso forward, kick your right leg back behind you finding balance between the two.

Repeat on the other side and enjoy the fun!

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Fitness Friday Week 11: Legs Up The Wall Sequence Part 1

Here is the start of a 2 Part Sequence. Legs up the wall is my “go-to” for traveling, back and neck pain, and overwhelming stress, anxiety, and emotion. It is best to hold these poses longer than shown on this video. Holding each position for 5 minutes is like a trip to the spa. Set a timer and enjoy!

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Fitness Friday Week 10: Post-Travel Sequence 

Fitness Friday week 10: My Favorite Post-Travel Sequence 

I adore this series! It literally makes me taller and I find I grow a half an inch every time  I complete it. (Which is good for a shortie like me.) Make sure your sound is on and feel free to hold every pose as long as you wish! Let me know if you have any questions. 

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