Tag: wellness

Build a Better At-Home Set-Up: Top Training Essentials & Recovery Tools

For Strengthening Sure, exercises on the OPTP BOSU Elite make for impressive Instagram content. But more importantly, they help with everything from strengthening your ankles and core to improving your overall balance and stability. $199.95, optp.com To make the most of your stretching, FLX Flexistretcher’s adjustable (and compact) resistance straps can be used to work […]

A Dermatologist Shares Her Tips For 5 Dancer Skin-Care Challenges

There are a lot of opinions out there regarding skin care—and it can get totally overwhelming. To make sense of all the noise, we asked board-certified dermatologist Dr. Claire Chang for her tips for the skin-care challenges of our sweaty industry. For periods of high sweat and heavy makeup:  1. Stick to a regimen: “Constantly […]

5 Somatic Techniques Founded By Dancers

Although somatic disciplines share a common set of values—internal sensing, increased ease, embodied anatomy, efficient action—the path to achieving all of that can vary wildly. How can you find the method that best speaks to you? It may be useful to look at some less familiar yet potent somatic gems founded by dancers and deeply […]

Pace Yourself: How to Transition Back to a Full Dance Schedule

As the world returns to something like normalcy, dancers are feeling two intense emotions: “Enthusiasm and fear,” says Dr. Lucie Clements, a dance psychologist based in England. “Most are excited about coming back to the studio full-time, and many are anxious.” If you’re more conflicted than you might have expected about coming back to the […]

Pace Yourself: How to Transition Back to a Full Dance Schedule

As the world returns to something like normalcy, dancers are feeling two intense emotions: “Enthusiasm and fear,” says Dr. Lucie Clements, a dance psychologist based in England. “Most are excited about coming back to the studio full-time, and many are anxious.” If you’re more conflicted than you might have expected about coming back to the […]

How to Harness the Latest Wellness Trend: Recovery

Recovery routines have gotten much more elaborate recently: We use high-tech gadgets to reduce soreness, take fitness classes dedicated to rest, wear trackers that monitor our sleep.It isn’t just a fad. Recovery is a key variable in the “performance equation,” says Andrea Kozai, who studies exercise science and dance as a doctoral researcher at the […]

How Soulful, Joyful Dance Workouts Became the New Wellness Trend

“Stir up that recipe for greatness,” Casie “Tynee” Goshow says as she moves her arms in circles while teaching alone from a neon-lit platform at FORWARD__Space’s virtual hub. Goshow prompts the people watching her on-demand class to close their eyes as they continue the simple, repetitive combination: brushing hands in front of the face, then […]