The Power of Two: 2 Partner Stretches to Open Your Hips, Glutes & Spine

The Power of Two: 2 Partner Stretches to Open Your Hips, Glutes & Spine

My family has always stretched each other out almost every night in the floor of our den. Since my boys were little, I would always stretch them out. It was a way of life for us as we all were very active.

Partner Stretching is SO beneficial because you are able to move through a range of motion with ease to open up really tight muscle tissue with assistance and not straining!  

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Office Workers, This is For You: 2 Great Assisted Stretches for Inner Arms, Chest, and Wrists

Office Workers, This is For You: 2 Great Assisted Stretches for Inner Arms, Chest, and Wrists

It takes time to get “tight”… it also takes time to get “un-tight”!

Elongating overly-contracted muscles is life changing. The benefits are truly transforming lives and some of my students even say they are “addicted.”

Ahhh… music to my ears!

Here are 2 “ah-ha” stretches for you at the wall! These stretches are really great for those of you who spend a lot of time typing on a computer all day.

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Meet Me at the Kitchen Sink: 2 Relaxing Stretches for Your Morning Routine

Meet Me at the Kitchen Sink: 2 Relaxing Stretches for Your Morning Routine

Your kitchen sink can change your life… and I don’t mean washing dishes! The height of your kitchen counter is about hip level which makes it like a barre in a studio—perfect for stretches that elongate your upper body, spine, hips, quads, hamstrings, calves, and more!

Here are 2 simple stretches you can do every morning using your kitchen sink.

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There is Power in Pausing (+ An Announcement)

There is Power in Pausing (+ An Announcement)

So not knowing how or what to write, one morning a little over a year ago, I decided to get up very early to listen more in hopes I would find clarity or that I could just make the voice stop!

I sat in my comfy chair with my coffee, notebook and pen in hand hoping that some kind of inspiration would appear. This is no joke, words to write started coming to me so fast that I could hardly keep up. I kept writing and writing, page after page. I couldn’t believe it! It was crazy, but it was the sign I needed: “I MUST WRITE A BOOK”!

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When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan

I didn't plan for this.

Life has been chaotic these past few months. In the middle of leading everyone in the benefits of Assisted Stretching at The Power to Pause Studio, my family and I have endured griefs from the illnesses and passing away of loved ones. It has me thinking of a trip I took a couple of months ago, and the lesson it taught me about life.

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Everything Counts: 3 Simple Steps to Better Choices

Everything Counts: 3 Simple Steps to Better Choices

Our bodies are like a house: they need regular work and renovation to keep it well maintained! Our bodies require thought and planning; just like a house, the details matter. Choosing the things we put into our bodies is like choosing a new light fixture for your kitchen. You can instantly see the light fixture; you can see the choices you have made to create the body you live in.

Get started renovating your body with these 3 simple steps.

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Listen to Your Body: 2 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Home

Listen to Your Body: 2 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Home

Taking time to give back to yourself and your body—time to relax, stretch, and breathe deeply—sends a positive message to the brain that all is okay! The brain tells our muscles and organ system that they can now chill & relax. It’s important to give your body a break from go go go, do, do, work, work, work of our daily lives. When we slow down, we think more clearly and our bodies function on a higher level.

Here are two of my very favorite and easy stretches you can do at home anytime.

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