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Well + Good - There Are 3 Kinds Of Hip Flexibility, And This Yoga Flow Hits Them All To Reduce Physical *And* Emotional Tension

Well + Good - There Are 3 Kinds Of Hip Flexibility, And This Yoga Flow Hits Them All To Reduce Physical *And* Emotional Tension

Yoga teachers are fond of saying that the hips hold a lot of pent-up emotions—and right about now, you may be more in your feelings than usual. While stretching your body can't solve all the world's problems, it can help you squeeze in a little self care when times are tough. So on this week's episode of Trainer of the Month, yoga instructor and Mirror trainer Pilin Anice leads you through a flow to help you get deep into your hips from every angle.

Well + Good - Lunge Pose Is The Ultimate Lower Body Strengthener—As Long As You Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

Well + Good - Lunge Pose Is The Ultimate Lower Body Strengthener—As Long As You Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

There are a few poses—or "asanas"—that you just can't yoga without. There's child's pose, cat-cow, and (of course) downward dog, but lunges are also an essential part of any yoga practice. On this week's episode of The Right Way, yoga instructor and MIRROR trainer Pilin Anice shows you how to do a high lunge pose (or "ashta chandrasana," meaning crescent high lunge pose) the right way, so your yoga foundation can be on point.

Well + Good - This 30-Minute Yoga Flow Will Unwind Your Muscles And Quiet Your Mind

Well + Good - This 30-Minute Yoga Flow Will Unwind Your Muscles And Quiet Your Mind

When your brain is going a million miles a minute, it's good to take some deep breaths, slow down, and get rooted with the Earth again. During this week's episode of Trainer of the Month Club, that's exactly what you'll do, as yoga instructor Pilin Anice takes us through a 30-minute grounding yoga flow to help you feel more centered.

Prevention Magazine - Move of the Month Core Strengthener With Pilin Anice

Prevention Magazine - Move of the Month Core Strengthener With Pilin Anice

This hold gives your abdominal muscles a serious workout, hundreds of crunches not required. Pilin Anice, demonstrating this move here, is a dance instructor with Ailey Extension, which offers "real classes for real people" in a wide variety of dance and fitness techniques. To sign up for Anice's yoga class or view the schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit aileyextension.com.

NYC Media Barefeet in NYC - Black Voices

NYC Media Barefeet in NYC - Black Voices

Season 5: Ep. 1: Mickela Mallozzi kicks off this new season of Bare Feet celebrating black voices in the arts by dancing with Virginia Johnson and the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, along with Misty Copeland and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! She drums and dances with the Brooklyn United Marching Band, celebrating Juneteenth with Black-owned small business owners, restaurants, and festivals throughout the city!

Dance Teacher - What My Teacher Taught Me: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Solomon Dumas On Lisa Johnson-Willingham

Dance Teacher - What My Teacher Taught Me: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Solomon Dumas On Lisa Johnson-Willingham

When I was in high school, my friends at The Chicago Academy for the Arts told me about Lisa Johnson-Willingham, an impressive former Ailey dancer who was teaching Horton at Joel Hall Dancers & Center on Thursday nights. I decided I ought to give her class a try. The first time I went, I didn’t even pay for class. In fact, I don’t think I ever paid for her class. She was tough as nails, but she was always generous. The room was packed with people from all over the city. From modern dancers to professional ballet dancers to young students—everyone wanted to learn from her. Her classroom got so hot from sweaty bodies that the windows completely fogged up and contrasted the cold night outside.

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