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Love your Body, Move your Body

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Dance, Naturally Nancy, Play

This week be sure to take a moment every day to do what you love. Heck, do this every week  for that matter. I dare ya!  Then just notice how much clearer your mind is, and much better you respond to the stressors of everyday life.  Notice how alive and vibrant your body will feel, and how joy-full you become. Why? Because we are designed for movement, but our lifestyle has trained us to be stagnate. Ick!  Today’s invitation is to push back your chair for a minute or three and get your energy moving.  It could look like doing a few squats at your chair (super brain yoga), or a few neck stretches at your desk, or, my personal favorite, what I call a “5 minute dance break.”  Do it in the morning, do it in the evening, do in the afternoon.  Whenever, wherever, you can fit it in to your day to day routine.  Trust me you don’t have time not to.  All research shows we are more focused, effective and efficient after periods of movement…and meditation. The old Japanese proverb says “We are fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” and be full of joy, than sit around feeling tired, anxious, stiff or cranky, right? InJOY!
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Guilt? Struggle? Trust Grace!

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Beliefs, Naturally Nancy, Self Empowerment

Standing in the garden in my front yard tonight, I was reflecting on how my home is like a retreat space. I don’t take advantage of it in that mind state often enough. I don’t need to leave my home to unwind, escape or retreat.

My life is pretty freakin’ epic. Often it feels quite like a magical fairy tale land, with a rose garden, a shady hammock trestle, fruit trees and herb gardens, all outside my bedroom windows. And yes as of one year ago, a fireplace next to my bed!!! read more

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Relieving Neck Pain

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Holistic Health, Naturally Nancy, Pain Management

Did you know that when your body slumps you overstress your neck muscles? Many people suffer from neck pain. I used to have such terrible neck pain caused by exercise machines at the gym and I had to heal myself.  As a Holistic Health Coach I help many of my clients who sit long hours at a desk so they too can live free from Neck Pain. read more

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From Back & Neck Pain, Excess Weight, Depression to Holistic Health Coaching

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 in About, Holistic Health, Naturally Nancy

I have been blessed to work as the head of Therapeutic Exercise at Rancho La Puerta for the last 5 years as a corrective exercise specialist and Pilates instructor. I wasn’t always so healthy… in fact, by age 25, I had so many health issues as well as depression, that even as an fitness professional I had to seek a solution. The doctors didn’t help, and after looking at many holistic approaches I finally found what worked for me as well as many other people. Today I am free from back pain, neck pain, adrenal fatigue, weight issues, depression and I now teach people how they too can be free from these health issues and many others. As a holistic wellness coach, I focus on athletic and overuse injuries, post-surgical strengthening, along with adrenal fatigue and digestive issues. read more

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Stillness in the Movement?

Posted on May 28, 2012 in Dance, Naturally Nancy

As a passionately embodied dancer, my preferred path to stillness has always been through movement. However, with a fractured heel bone, the universe has afforded me an amazingly rich opportunity to practice finding movement in the stillness.  What a blessing of a lesson to go from finding stillness only after wringing myself out with big, energetic movements expressed on the dancefloor, to now experience the other side.  read more

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Breathe is Life

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Corrective Exercise, Digestive Health, Naturally Nancy, Posture

“There is nothing you can do without moving.”  ~Twyla Tharp

Breathing is the most essential movement we can do.  We breath 25,900 breaths/day, thanks to the diaphragm- your bodies muscle of inspiration and emptying.  It is potentially the most active muscle in the body, innervated by 13 different nerves!  Due to being closely linked to the limbic system, the diagphragm is one of the first muscles to respond to stress, along with the upper trapezius and levator scapula. read more

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