To consistently dance and perform at your best, you need to have a working relationship with your body. Asking someone to love their body is often unrealistic (though it can be a goal!). However, a certain level of body acceptance is necessary to achieve the physical- and artistic- success required of dancers. Though it takes time, let’s discuss 5 tips to build a better body image:
Featured writer Colleen Werner explains how her journey to food- and body- healing shaped her #BoPoBallerina movement.
Learn how to dictate your portions using mindful eating techniques that help to increase your attunement to feeling fullness and satisfaction. Here are a few tips to consider.
Young dancers are especially vulnerable to messages of dieting and weight loss, given the environment in which they train. As peers, we can play a role in helping a friend, who might be struggling with disordered eating, to find support. To learn more, I sat down with Melanie Kressel, a Mental Health Therapist to discuss 4 tips to consider if you’re concerned about a friend’s eating habits.
Since we cannot control or prevent all instances of criticism, it helps to equip yourself with the tools to educate and set boundaries as needed. But how? The first step is to decide if it’s worth the energy to educate others about your lifestyle decisions.
Exercise is often a natural part of my clients’ lives. Whether it’s a class, a rehearsal, a walk (or all of the above), we’re accustomed to higher levels of physical activity. Rest on the other hand, is another story.
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