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Move Your Body and Brain into Joy and Power: Neuroscience Explains the Link between Movement and Mental Health

Optimism. Hope. Joy. Purpose. Connection. How is it that exercise creates these feelings? We now know that it's more than endorphins and blood flow to the brain. It’s a blissful mix of neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline and endocannabinoids too. Exercise not only stimulates immediate elevations in mood and decreased pain, but it leads to… Continue reading Move Your Body and Brain into Joy and Power: Neuroscience Explains the Link between Movement and Mental Health

The Value of Practice

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.  – Martha Graham The value of having a practice, is priceless. Practice develops focus, tenacity, discipline, patience, strength of body, mind, and spirit.  What would it… Continue reading The Value of Practice

Let’s Rise! Metabolic Health and Immunity in the Face of Pandemics.

Let’s Rise Together. Replace Fear with Power. Let's get in the best shape of our lives and be immune boosting beasts!  Be champions of health!  Be the healthy deviants who resist infections and flus. Be like Joe Pilates’s WWI campmates who were the only ones to resist the tragic Spanish Flu pandemic because their immune… Continue reading Let’s Rise! Metabolic Health and Immunity in the Face of Pandemics.

The Joy of Movement: Neuroscience Explains the Rewards.

Photo by Marty Sohl.  Happy National Dance Day, Everyone!!! I am deeply inspired by the work of Stanford neuroscientist/psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, and her book,  The Joy of Movement.  Did you know that movement is as essential to the human species as eating, drinking water, and sleeping?  We are rewarded highly for moving!  When we… Continue reading The Joy of Movement: Neuroscience Explains the Rewards.

Be a Champion of Health, for Life! Create Resilience, Boost Immunity.

Thank you to all for taking the leap into virtual training! It is a joy and honor to be witness to you rising in the face of resistance, and continuing to move powerfully forward in the safety and comfort of your own home. Staying active, positive, and strongly grounded in the midst of challenging times… Continue reading Be a Champion of Health, for Life! Create Resilience, Boost Immunity.