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Balance Upper Body Strength for Daily Activities with One Smooth, Easy Move 03/02/2015

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Staying active may be the fabled “fountain of youth!” Maintaining flexibility in our joints and muscles helps prevent loss of mobility associated with normal aging and keeps us in tip top shape for everyday activities. Since so many of our tasks rely on the reaching, lifting, pulling and pushing motions we make with our body, it’s easy to see how staying flexible can help in all areas of maintaining our independence, now and as we age.

Plate Balancing Exercise incorporates all of these motions as it increases core balance, making it an ideal way to warm up your muscles and joints as you begin your day. And while we tend to think of using weights to develop greater upper body strength, the movement incorporated in this exercise use the body’s own resistance to strengthen the muscles of the upper body as well. Focus on making smooth movements and have fun with this simple exercise routine as you improve body coordination and concentration and increase flexibility in your shoulders, wrists, hips and knee joints! Here’s how:

Plate Balancing Exercise can be practiced with or without plates, just be sure to keep the palms up at all times.

Stand with hips shoulder width apart. Place your right foot forward, left foot back, and solidify your stance by sinking into your hips a bit. Place your left hand, palm up holding the plate, behind your back. Extend your right palm and the other plate forward. To begin the movement, pull the right hand back, “in” toward your chest. Next, move the plate under your right arm and forward then, still facing up to balance the plate, extend it “out.” Now, rotate it “around” over your head, and return to the front. Repeat on opposite side and then try both sides at once. Strive for fluid, whole upper body movement balanced on a sturdy core body and strong legs. Watch a video and practice along until you have mastered the movements.


For extra fun, try Plate Balancing Exercise with a partner or friends. You’ll be smiling your way to increased balance and flexibility in no time!

Dear Reader: We would love to hear from you! Please share your Plate Balancing Exercise experience in the comment section below.

— Lynn A. Trombetta                



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MORNING SESSIONS:
Core Strengthening10:00-11:00Core Strengthening:Intestine Exercise class. In the human body, many toxins accumulate in the intestines, which can affect all other internal organs. This class focuses on exercising your intestines, to encourage increased blood and energy circulation and improved elimination of waste and toxins from the body.
Basic Yoga09:00-10:00Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga10:00-11:00Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Tai Chi09:00-10:00Tai Chi:In Tai-Chi, you will learn how to feel and utilize the Ki /Chi (life force) energy. With slow and graceful movements, you will release your stress and recharge your body with fresh energy.
Basic Yoga10:00-11:00Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga10:00-11:00Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
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Core Strengthening06:10-07:10Core Strengthening:Intestine Exercise class. In the human body, many toxins accumulate in the intestines, which can affect all other internal organs. This class focuses on exercising your intestines, to encourage increased blood and energy circulation and improved elimination of waste and toxins from the body.
Special Class07:30-08:50Special Class:Special classes can include early morning training, preparation or follow-up for special workshops. Please speak with the Center Manager for details.
Basic Yoga07:00-08:00Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga06:10-07:10Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Special Class07:30-08:50Special Class:Special classes can include early morning training, preparation or follow-up for special workshops. Please speak with the Center Manager for details.
Tai Chi07:00-08:00Tai Chi:In Tai-Chi, you will learn how to feel and utilize the Ki /Chi (life force) energy. With slow and graceful movements, you will release your stress and recharge your body with fresh energy.
Basic Yoga06:10-07:10Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
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