Tag: Women’s Strength Training

Do You Know Squat About Being Strong?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the concept of strength; What does it mean to be strong? Who gets to be strong? What does strong look like? The answers to these questions are often fraught with negativity and misinformation: If you LOOK strong (have muscle tone), you are not feminine or womanly. If you ACT strong–emotionally …

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Strength Training

Strength Training for Self-Empowerment

September is always an exciting month for me– Lot’s of birthdays (including my own), it’s the anniversary of my arrival in NYC 26-years ago, and of course, it’s back to school time. I’ve been out of school for decades, and I don’t have children, but somehow, September still feels like the time to dig into …

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Strength Training for Yoga Teachers and Movement Educators

“I love my practice but I need to get stronger.” “My body is starting to break down. What can I do?” “I need to think about strength training.” “How do I balance my flexibility with stability?” Everywhere I go I hear these comments and questions from yoga and movement educators. In 2009, after a decade …

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