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    2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

Body Harmonics has been part of The Yoga Conference and Show pretty much since the beginning. We’ve always loved it! But this year we really had a ball—literally!

I hadn’t been at the conference for a few years for one reason or another, so it was exciting for me to attend again. I loved meeting […]

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    8 compelling reasons to attend the 2017 Yoga Conference & Show

8 compelling reasons to attend the 2017 Yoga Conference & Show

Body Harmonics has been part of The Yoga Conference and Show for several years now and we are thrilled to be back. We love this event because of the upbeat energy and chance to meet so many people from the yoga world and beyond.

This year we have an expanded presence at the show. In […]

Fascial Fitness®—First Time in Canada!

Fascia! Fascia! Fascia! That’s the buzzword these days. So much talk about fascia, but you’re still not sure what it is? Now’s your chance to find out!

The first ever two-day introduction to the Fascial Fitness® training method is coming to Body Harmonics November 19-20, 2016.

Fascial Fitness® has exploded in Europe but this is the […]

How to prep for a Pilates rollup

In a previous Shoptalk post, Why can’t I do a rollup, we learned that executing a successful rollup requires more than strong abs.

A rollup starts with an ab curl (rectus abdominis and obliques) to curl our head up over our ribs. Then we add hip flexors (primarily psoas) to lift the trunk over the […]

Pilates Springboard vs Reformer: What’s the difference?

Springboards are becoming more and more popular. They’re more affordable and they take up less space than bigger pieces of equipment.

What’s the appeal? And how is it different from the other major piece of resistance equipment: the Reformer.
Comparing Springboard and Reformer
Even though both the Reformer and Springboard use spring resistance, the feeling—and the effects—can […]

Fascia: Best supporting actor or star of the show?

Everybody’s talking about fascia these days. But it’s a bit like the “core.” We’ve heard about it and we know it’s important. But what exactly is it, why does it matter and what can we do with it?

Let’s start by acknowledging that we work with our fascia all the time. It’s an integral part […]

Pilates or Yoga? Or is it Pilates for Yoga—and more?

People often ask which is better for them: Pilates or yoga.

Personal preference is often the best guide to choosing a form of exercise or movement, unless physical issues intervene. And there’s nothing that says people can’t do both. For example, one of our clients returned from her summer holiday convinced that her Pilates classes […]

4 Steps to Fix Forward Head Posture

How do we fix forward head posture?
Inspired by the reminder that my head is a bit forward at a recent workshop, I set out to work on it for myself, my classes and clients.

If you want more info about what forward head posture is and why it’s important, check out last week’s article.

Here are […]

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    What is forward head posture & why you should pay attention!

What is forward head posture & why you should pay attention!

I came back from my holidays with a mission: to work on my forward head posture! It all started with a workshop I attended where the instructor pointed out my forward head and rounded shoulders—two characteristics typical of forward head posture.

I already knew this about myself. But I came back to the studio inspired […]

Do your clients have diastasis?

Being a new mom is demanding enough. But then there’s the added pressure of having to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem to matter how hard women work. The bulge doesn’t seem to budge. It almost looks like they’re still pregnant.

Most assume they’re just not working hard enough. But the […]