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The Trouble with Balance

Some people believe in synchronicity, others believe in pure coincidence.  I am not sure what I believe but either way, I have been presented with a re-occuring theme in my ...

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Exertion/Recuperation: Riding a Bicycle

My husband, a cycling enthusiast, changed my experience of riding a bicycle forever. Previously, the extent of my experience on a bicycle consisted of coasting 200 yards of rough pavement ...

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Image by Jona Rotting, Flickr

How do you recuperate at the end of the day?

The past few weeks I've spent a lot (too much) time in front of a computer. I really don’t idle well. I like to move. Shocking, I know. One of the things I ...

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Photo by Ezra Caldwell, Flickr

Encouraging the Connection; Teaching Dance Technique in Higher Ed

I love teaching at the University level.  There is something about the age of the students that is hopeful.  These students enter their college careers with only a small inkling ...

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Embracing Change with an Open Self in 2012

With the New Year come numerous resolutions to be healthier, to lose weight, and to find more balance in our hectic lives.  I know I have been pondering such things ...

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Image by Ferrell McCollough, Flickr

Broadening the concept of “Balance”

As a dancer, you would think that balance is a natural, or at least a readily accessed concept. Dictionary.com defines balance as a state of equilibrium or to be equal or proportionate. ...

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Movement Observation: 10 year old Rene Serrano (WOW!)

My husband showed me this video a few weeks ago and it's just been simmering in the back of my mind. As I've mentioned before, I'm not really "athletic." And ...

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Back pain from a Movement Analyst’s perspective

Almost everyone has experience back pain at one time or another. Back pain has regularly been linked to reduced productivity. In the United States, lower back pain is the number ...

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Photo by Sylvain Masson, Flickr

Laban Movement Analysis: What is it anyway?

When people ask me what Laban Movement Analysis is, I am always puzzled.  I have so many answers that I don’t know where to start. Simply, LMA is a system ...

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