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Too Tired To Exercise, Mom?

In the early “daze” of motherhood all the attention is on caring for your newborn, it's easy to forget about your own needs. More to the point, you’re simply too tired. Yes, you’re sleep-deprived. Yes, your hormones are all over the place. And yes, you’ve…
Simply Too Tired In the early “daze” of motherhood all the attention is on caring for your newborn, it's easy to forget about your own needs. More to the point, you’re simply too…

5 Simple Exercises Pregnant Women Can Do NOW To Bounce Back Into Shape Postpartum

When Kate Middleton made her first public appearance shortly after giving birth, her post-baby belly got more attention than the new prince. Never mind the added weight-gain which took nine plus months to put on, but the uterus is like a balloon that is s…
When Kate Middleton made her first public appearance shortly after giving birth, her post-baby belly got more attention than the new prince. Never mind the added weight-gain which…

The Maternal Waters

On a recent Saturday morning before Maternal Dance class, one of my clients (*Alice), due around this time, thought her water broke. She didn’t have the gush of water I had experienced with my two pregnancies, but rather a slow and steady leak. For oth…
On a recent Saturday morning before Maternal Dance class, one of my clients (*Alice), due around this time, thought her water broke. She didn’t have the gush of water I had…

Art of the Kegel

What is a kegel exercise? Where do I do it? How do I know if I'm doing it right? Even if you know, are you working this muscle regularly? It doesn't hurt, but most people just don't think about it. There are some really good reasons why you need to be sen…
What is a kegel exercise? Where do I do it? How do I know if I'm doing it right? Even if you know, are you working this muscle regularly? It doesn't hurt, but most people just…

Dance Your Way To Birth

There is movement and a rhythm for everything we do; we walk rhythmically, we talk rhythmically, we eat rhythmicaly. There is a rhythm to the baby growing, the body softening. And there is a rhythm for giving birth.
There is movement and a rhythm for everything we do; we walk rhythmically, we talk rhythmically, we eat rhythmicaly. There is a rhythm to the baby growing, the body softening. And…

To Let It All Hang Out, Or Not...

Pregnancy is not the time to be doing crunches or other abdominal exercises that may put more pressure on the already compromised abdominal wall. For good reason, expectant moms take great care in protecting their growing baby bump, especially after it re…
5 Reasons Why Pregnant Women Need Strong Abdominal Muscles… Pregnancy is not the time to be doing crunches or other abdominal exercises that may put more pressure on the already…

The Flexibility Factor During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of many physical changes, and can affect a woman’s ability to exercise. At the moment of conception the hormone relaxin is released to “soften” connective tissue such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage - making a pregnant woman feel m…
Pregnancy is a time of many physical changes, and can affect a woman’s ability to exercise. At the moment of conception the hormone relaxin is released to “soften” connective…

At The Heart Of The Matter (An Exercise in Self-Love)

My mother once told me that you need to open up your hand to give, but must keep it open to receive. As women, we are natural nurturers. We own the hands that keep on giving – to our families, friends, work, etc. - that’s who we are. But how often do we b…
My mother once told me that you need to open up your hand to give, but must keep it open to receive. As women, we are natural nurturers. We own the hands that keep on giving – to…

Women Inspire Women

Is there a woman out there who is not on the lookout for inspiration and tips on everything beauty, balance, body, baby? As a woman in the health, wellness and fitness field, I'm always listening to what Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser has to say.
Is there a woman out there who is not on the lookout for inspiration and tips on everything beauty, balance, body, baby? As a woman in the health, wellness and fitness field, I'm…

How Did I Get Sunburn?

One sunny day, not to long ago, I set off for the beach with a girlfriend - without our kids! This was a first for us and we each packed goodies to share. I made a light pasta salad with fresh veggies, and packed some fruit and chips. My girlfriend, Liza,…
One sunny day, not to long ago, I set off for the beach with a girlfriend - without our kids! This was a first for us and we each packed goodies to share. I made a light pasta…

Rhythm Of My Life Right Now

As I am just coming out of this past month's whirlwind of both of my kids proms, graduations, recitals and award dinners, the rhythm of my own life is chock full of some very blog-worthy material, but the truth is, I feel out of sync with living these hig…
As I am just coming out of this past month's whirlwind of both of my kids proms, graduations, recitals and award dinners, the rhythm of my own life is chock full of some very…

“Best You” Was The Best!

I had the honor of being a presenter at the Best You Retreat this past weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. Leaving cloudy, cool and rainy New York, to arrive in warm and sunny Newport was truly a metaphor for what was to come. As I opened the door and walke…
I had the honor of being a presenter at the Best You Retreat this past weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. Leaving cloudy, cool and rainy New York, to arrive in warm and sunny…

Radio Interview

Listen to my live interview with Eric Michaels on eHealth Radio.
Listen to my live interview with Eric Michaels on eHealth Radio, http://bit.ly/kMYQsI as I discuss and answer the following: What is Rhythm For Life? How does dance help to…

Moving Into Spring - Mind, Body, Soul

The opportunity for rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation comes with every spring. I walked around a neighborhood park and caught a glimpse of little buds on trees, sprouting of the tulips, and a new burst of energy here in the NYC streets.
The opportunity for rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation comes with every spring. I walked around a neighborhood park and caught a glimpse of little buds on trees, sprouting of the…

What Moves Me

Welcome to the Rhythm For Life Blog called “What Moves Me.” As a movement educator, perinatal fitness trainer and mom of two, I have experienced, witnessed and learned many valuable life lessons that helped shape me - physically, mentally, emotionally, an…
Welcome to the Rhythm For Life Blog called “What Moves Me.” As a movement educator, perinatal fitness trainer and mom of two, I have experienced, witnessed and learned many…
 
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