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Mixing Up My Routine with Pole Dancing!

Pole dancing has been taking the fitness world by storm over the recent months, and one look inside one of the classrooms or one look at the glowing face of a woman who does it and you can understand why. Pole dancing is all about getting to know your body, fun, and feeling good about yourself. Each class mixes in pleasured faces, erotic dancing, and music intended to keep you moving at all times.

Whether you are just looking to spice things up compared to your usual aerobics class, or want to get serious about your fitness and learn how to climb up a pole, pole dancing fitness might be just what you are looking for.

Twirl, spin, and swing your way around the pole as you improve your self-esteem, burn calories, and look sexy while doing it all. You can even take advantage of extra tips on table dancing and striptease that will make things a little more exciting at home as well.

If you still aren’t convinced enough to give pole dancing a try, just look at some of the benefits this type of exercise can bring to your life:

Toning and Building Muscles

Learning how to support yourself with one arm and manoeuvring around the pole will build muscle in your upper body, while your core works overtime as well. Regular pole dancing can lead to more muscle definition in your thighs, arms, and bum.

Burn Calories

A pole dancing workout can actually burn as much as 250 calories, which is the equivalent of a good, hard workout at the gym.

Cheer Up

The exertion that takes place in your body from pole dancing helps cheer you up and can get you out that funk you often feel in the winter. Learn how to be sexier and release endorphins that will keep you happy, healthy, and more energetic.

It is time to face the facts. Pole dancing isn’t just something that you have to practice on your special anniversaries. It is a regular form of exercise that can help you look and feel better. The only major difference is that pole dancing is a whole lot more fun and feels like a lot less work than most other workouts out there today.

If you don’t believe it then get out there and give it a try for yourself, after one lesson you are sure to understand why so many women swear by pole dancing for their toned bodies.

Are Probiotics For You?

Most everyone is familiar with antibiotics. Doctors prescribe them to fight and prevent infections from bacteria, fungus and certain parasites. The antibiotics enter the body and go about killing bacteria, or at the very least prevent them from growing. Trouble is antibiotics kill microorganisms indiscriminately, without any discernment between the good bacteria and ones actually causing the infection.

That’s right, there are good bacteria. A lot of them. Hundreds of species of microorganisms are at work inside your body, keeping your digestive system functional. You need these little workers in order to stay alive! Widespread unhealthy eating habits combined with the widespread misuse of antibiotics have led to a near nation-wide epidemic of digestive problems…

Infections people take antibiotics for:

colds and flues are caused by viruses, not bacteria

most sore throats are caused by viruses (with the exception of strep throat!)

most nasal infections can be fought off by the body without antibiotics

The Vicious Cycle of Antibiotics

As the good microorganisms are killed off without mercy, the body’s ability to extract nutrients from food is compromised. As the body becomes malnourished, immune systems are put in jeopardy. You may wind up with another infection, and your doctor may prescribe yet another antibiotic-maybe a stronger one this time! This vicious cycle is a major contributor to antibiotic resistance, a growing problem in many parts of the US.

Combat this vicious cycle with PROBIOTICS!!!

The Life Coach Advantage!

Work, family, friends, chores, errands, traffic, favors, deadlines … and underneath it all … invisible pressures, fears, feelings of inadequacy, resentment, regret, stress, hidden insecurities, superficial insecurities, deep-seeded issues that few really make the time to heal….

Keeping so much bottled up inside can have devastating effects on your psychological and physical well being, including stress headaches, exhaustion, depression and anxiety, chemical dependency (most commonly caffeine), insomnia, nightmares, and a jeopardized immune system….

Personal empowerment begins by admitting you need a change in your life–But where do you start? What will be your strategy? How will you change today? … Jump-starting palpable change in your life can feel almost impossible when your body and mind are already overwhelmed.

Most people need more than admitting they need change … they need support for that change … some one who can offer strategies for a balanced, healthy life … some one with a fresh perspective you can trust … in other words, a Life Coach!

As your Life Coach, I can help to jump-start change that will be sure to empower, inspire and rejuvenate your sense of possibility:

-Restore balance in your life

-Get your feelings off of your chest so you can perform at your maximum ability

-Carve out time for yourself

-Importance of setting goals and sticking to them

-Importance of FREE days/vacation

-How to invest in yourself and follow your passions…

Contact me today!

What is Pole Dancing Fitness?

Unless you have been a couch potato for the last year or try not to talk about fitness at all, you have probably heard about pole dancing exercise and how many women are devoted to it all over the world. You have probably even heard of all the fitness benefits that pole dancing can bring into your life, and how it can make you feel better and be sexier all in one.

But what exactly is pole dancing fitness? Why are so many people swearing by this form of fitness and what exactly makes it so much fun?

The answer to both of those questions really is quite simple. The combination of funky music, sexy faces, and fun moves help tone your body while hiding the fact that you are actually working your body hard.

A normal pole dancing routine will involve movements such as spinning, swinging, hanging, and climbing around the pole. You will work muscles you never knew you had and bring out a sexy part of you that you might not have known existed.

The reason the pole dancing is so effective for many women is the fact that the movements can build muscle for women that lack strength in their upper body. Most women do not want to lift weights or strive for a lot of definition, but pole dancing tends to let them get the perfect mix of toning and strength. Add that onto the fact that the movements also improve posture, build confidence, and increase flexibility and you have all of the makings of a top notch workout, without all of the hassle and boredom.

The truth is that women that partake in pole dancing exercise on a regular basis prove to gain core and arm strength rather quickly. Women can also look forward to more definition in their thighs and a more toned behind as long as they dedicate themselves to regular pole dancing workouts.

All you really have to do is get ready for the excitement pole dancing can offer, and the results that are sure to come soon after. Just remember to start off slow and work up to more advanced pole dancing movements in order to have the most fun. In doing so, you will soon be one of many women that not only look sexier but feel sexier deep down as well.

Should You Use Natural and Organic Sunscreen?

With summer solstice coming up-the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere-now is as good a time as any to remind everyone not to forget their sunscreen. According to the FDA, over 10,000 people die each year from skin cancer. Unless you plan on staying out of the sun all summer, sunscreen is your #1 protection from UV rays and indirect DNA damage that can lead to cancers like melanoma.

Yet, even though UV rays are carcinogens for the human body, weakening the immune system and radiating skin, why do so many people leave their sunscreen at home? I’ve heard every excuse in the book.

“I’m only going to be on the court for an hour.”

“I never wore sunscreen as a kid.”

“My skin doesn’t burn.”

“I’m wearing a hat today.”

“It’s cloudy out.”

Why take the gamble? UV rays are practically everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a hat, sitting in the shade, or the gray morning haze has yet to burn off. Even if you never feel burned from the sun, damage from UV radiation is not something to mess around with. Play it safe, protect your skin, and have fun in the sun this summer!

My Top 5 Tips for FAST Weight Loss

1. Drink water, water, water. Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water so it stands to reason that we
should drink it not only for health but for weight loss as well. It’s been proven that water will help to
metabolize fat. It also helps to flush any salt, sugar or caffeine that you have been in taking
throughout the day

2. You absolutely need to do weight training. Incorporate it into your existing workout or increase it if
you are already doing it. Weight training burns 9 times more fat per calorie than just cardio. This
leads me to the next point.

3. Cardio and more cardio. I’m not saying do an hour of cardio every single day-seven days a week
but you must do some form of cardio. This is what burns calories. The equation is calories in,
calories out.

My advice is to do a half an hour every day or 45 minutes 3-4 times per week. You can
also do a high intensity cardio plan for twenty minutes three times per week.

4. Eat!!! Eat every two to three hours. Make sure you get a balance of everything. DO NOT cut 
anything out. The answer to permanent successful weight loss is to get all your dairy, fat,
carbohydrates, protein, vegetables and fruit in. If you eat every few hours you will speed up your
metabolism, thereby allowing your body to be more efficient at burning fat.

5. Use the FITT principle in every aspect of your workout plan. FITT stands for frequency, intensity,
time and type. Every week you should use one of these factors. For example for intensity:

Cardio– You are already doing a certain level on a machine or going a certain speed, increase it by a
level or move faster.
Weights– You are lifting a 25 pound bar for chest press, increase it to a 35 pound bar.
Stretching– You are stretching to a point where you feel a light stretch. With the FITT principle you
are going to try and hold it and stretch it out further.

Re-Balance the Energy of the Body

It has been my path as an energy sensitive to learn how the body responds to the healing force that moves through us.  I call this life force energy. Since early childhood I have been aware of this life force energy that is around us and that moves through us.  There were places that felt good to me to be in and other places that I wished to avoid, just by the way the energy felt to me.

It was the same with people, there were those who I felt comfortable around and those who I felt uneasy around.  This was a sense that I felt when I first met them.  At an early age, I was not aware that I had the ability to sense energy or other peoples emotions but still I trusted this sense and it did indeed save my life once.

Now I know that this is a natural ability that I have and I use it to assist me in the healing arts.  By sensing and scanning the energy being emitted by the body, I can tell how the body is functioning.  If the body is in total harmony and balance, there is a beautiful flow to it.  When there is an imbalance in the body, it is as if something is blocking that beautiful flow and the energy feels disturbed and disrupted.

What I have found is that one can rebalance the energy of the body by removing the disturbed energy and replacing it with a balance flow of energy.  When I do this, I know that the body’s wisdom will direct the energy exactly where it is needed for the body’s highest good.  Since everything is actually made up of energy, some more dense than others, there isn’t anything that can not be rebalanced or returned to harmony by shifting the energy.

Another thing that I have found by doing energetic body work is that ones beliefs and emotions can have a effect on the energy of the body.  This is what led me to do work on the consciousness level.  I speak lightly about holding issues in the tissues but in my healing practice, I see that this is not just a light matter.

Pain caused by trapped energy in the body is often relieved by releasing inner conflicts caused by stored emotional issues and beliefs.  I have literally seen people’s color come back to them when they have release a old childhood trauma or past traumatic experience.  I often will have them go look in the mirror to have them see the change in their appearance, it is so overwhelming.

There was a recent landmark study done at Kaiser Permanente here in San Diego by Dr. Vincent Felitti, M.D.  The study is called The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health. The findings show a remarkable relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our adult emotion health, physical health, and major causes of Mortality in the United States.  It was also shown that time did not heal old wounds and that they last well into middle age and older.

It has been my experience that by working with the energy of the body, and working with the energy held in our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs, healing can occur on multiple levels.

Journey to The Pyramid of the Moon

I would like to write today about one of  the most important keys to healing from any illness.  The key is self love.  For me, it took a power journey to Teotihuacan , an ancient Aztec temple in Mexico to reawaken this love within me.  The following story if from my journal of this trip.

It happened on the fifth day of our journey in front of the  pyramid of the moon.  A fellow   traveler  from our  trip walked up to me and with great love in his eyes and said ”  I love you soooo much” I was speechless.  I just looked into his eyes and realized that this message was coming through him, not from him.  It was a universal message sent to me through a virtual stranger. Someone whom I had only met a few days ago.  I didn’t know it then but this was the beginning of my greatest AHA moment  of my life.

The plot thickens.  The Universe loves to plot.

Later that day the group went and meditated at the Palace of the Masters.  It is said that the energy or consciousness of all the masters reside in this one palace.   As I meditated I felt such love running through my heart. There was so much energy there my body actually was rocking back and forth as I meditated.  I noticed the same in others who were meditating.  When I had finished I got up and walked away and sat on the steps by myself.  I again closed my eyes wanting to feel that wonderful feeling of love in my heart again.  It came and with it came the words ” I love you soooo, much.

Margo, open your eyes.” I hesitated because I didn’t want to loose that wonderful feeling of love in my heart.  I heard it again. ” Open your eyes Margo.”  I did so and then the voice said to me, “Be awake in your dream.  You do not have to be in Meditation in order to feel this way all the time.  Look, you are here now, awake and you can still feel this Love.  Stay awake, in your body ,and feel the love.  You can feel this way everyday of your life.”  The feeling remained with me throughout the day off and on.

You thought that was good just wait, the plot thickens.

Then I went to another temple where we sat and meditated again.  By this time I had climbed the Temple of the Moon and walked several miles to arrive at this temple.  I was in so much pain and fatigue that I could barely stand when I began to meditate in front of an ancient drawing of an eagle.  As I stared at the  eagle ,  it spoke to me in my head. ” I love you soooo much”.

Suddenly, a deep place in my heart and memory opened up and with so much love in my heart I returned the statement to the eagle ”  I love you soooo much, soooo much!”?   At that moment there came the realization that I was talking to myself.  I finally realized that it had been soooo long since I truly loved myself with all my heart.  It was then that I released to the eagle all of my pain, physical and mental.  Everything that I had been through during these past several years of illness.  My body shook and raked as energy was flowing out of my body and when it was done I was calm and at peace.  I had no pain, no sorrow, only peace It was then that I knew that I had been healed.  That if I could remember to love myself ,  I would remain well.
If you thought that was good, just wait.

The next day I arrived to the same spot where the young traveler had told me that he loved me. We were again in front of the Pyramid of the Moon.  A author on the trip had asked if she could write a article for Oprah magazine about me and me and my ego had reluctantly agreed.  She asked me to stand on top of a plateau in front of the pyramid of the Moon so that she could take my picture.

Already Tired and trying to save my energy to climb the pyramid of the Sun later that day, I reluctantly climbed the stairs and stood by myself on top of this plaza.  I began to hold my arms out as if I were going to fly up to the pyramid of the Sun on top of the eagle who had helped me heal the day before.  As I did so I heard a voice inside my head say.  “Use my wings so that you might fly and use my eyes so that you might see”?.  Suddenly I felt my body fill with the same feeling as the day before.  I felt a tremendous sense of Love washing through my body.

My teacher Rita, said to me “Margo stay there.  Speak to us.” Everyone from our group turned around and watched me.  Words started coming into my head.  “I am pure love,  I love all of you,  I wish only to share with you my love .  See it, Feel it, This love is for all of you. my dear ones ”  I spoke these words to them and  raised my arms toward them as if I was hugging them all at once. As quick as this awesome power came, it went.  I then lowered my arms and descended from the plateau.

It was then that I experienced who I really was.  The spiritual being that I am,  inside the physical body.  Now whenever I doubt weather I can do something or if I can overcome   cancer.  I just remember who I really am.  You all have this in you.  You must love yourself in order to find it, but it is there.  You too are all love and are loved sooooo much by the Universe.  No one ever has to go without this love, No one! You just have to feel it from within.

The Four Agreements

It was over two years ago that I went to a book signing being given by Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the book “The Four Agreements”.  I had been invited and didn’t know anything about this man and his book, but I felt like this was a divine appointment.

The moment I set eyes on this Don Miguel, I knew that he was special.  His eyes were pouring out love to everyone in the audience.  His smile was one of contentment and joy.  As I listened to him explain the Four Agreements ( Be Impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, and Always do your best ) I thought to myself, this is so simple, yet so profound.

One of his teachers accompanied him to the book signing, Rita Rivera, and she stated that she was taking apprentices. I knew right then and there that this was the teachings that I had been looking for.  I wanted a program that would compliment the EMF Balancing work which is spiritual energetic work that accelerates ones ability to make transformations in their life.

This program also accelerates this process and provides a easy to follow and understandable framework to make these changes.  These two processes combined greatly increases ones ability to eliminate that which no longer serves you and restores your power.

I am dedicated to the dream of heaven on earth and in support of this dream,  I am starting a Four Agreements Wisdom group.  This is a group of individuals that regularly gather with the intent of Integrating the Four Agreements into their daily lives.