healthy-living


Word of the week: proprioceptors

Do you have good proprioception?   This is the word that came up today from Dictionary.com.  And I got quite excited! I knew this word from my recent Nia fitness Green Belt training.  In Nia we talk about ‘listening’ to the body.  And it’s the proprioceptors – within the sensory nerve endings – that help to […]

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Keep Calm and dance through life ….

  Wise words indeed!   Nia fitness is a wonderful way to dance through life.  Nia is: – non-impact and safe for the joints – good for all ages, body types and fitness levels – gets the whole body moving – incorporates movements from nine classic movement forms including Tai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Technique, and […]

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Teaching Nia fitness

  After a break for the summer I am starting up my Nia classes again from next week. My classes are at a new venue – Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre – and at a new time: 9.30am-10.30am, and start next Tuesday, 1st October, then every Tues after that. I’m SO looking forward to getting back to […]

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Happy Nia New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and Nia lovers! Have just read an excellent blog article written by Tracey Fenner, a Nia Dance teacher based  in Hong Kong. And the title? What is Nia? Having just started to teach Nia myself, I find it challenging describing Nia in a few distinctive words. Nia means […]

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Word of the week: courage

A couple of weeks ago I visited the De La Warr Pavillion at Bexhill.   There was an exhibition on called ‘Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…’ based on the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job where the coach hangs precariously over a cliff edge. The exhibition re-constructs […]

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Word of the week: No!

This word made me smile last weekend. A friend from Brighton came to visit and I tested her out on a NIA routine I have been learning – Sanjana. She really enjoyed it, however she confessed that one song – Am I the One? – and the martial arts moves associated with it, felt a […]

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Word of the week: NIA

You may or may not have heard of NIA Dance During these past few months I have metamorphosised (another good word) from a web content writer/copywriter into a Nia dance teacher. It’s been an amazing experience and I look forward to starting my Nia dance classes up here in Staffordshire from February next year. To […]

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Happy National Kissing Day

Today (July 6) has got to be one of the nicest – and possibly the most creative – national days of the year. It’s National Kissing Day There seems to be a ‘national’ day for everything these days, but this one definitely caught my eye as I must admit I’m a born romantic.  After all, […]

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Creativity in movement

I have at last found a form of exercise that I enjoy. And it’s its creativity that I find so appealing. It’s called Nia and it’s a holistic form of dance that combines yoga, jazz dance, and martial arts. The beauty of it is that, although there are set dances and routines, it’s the creative […]

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