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Saturday, July 31 is National Dance Day!

Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.” —Martha Graham Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (our Woman Who Rocked on July 16) has proposed an official act of Congress to make Saturday, July 31 National Dance Day to encourage Americans to get up and shake their groove thing. The goal of National Dance […]

Chris Rock on Yoga

Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Why do people do yoga? To clear their minds? I embrace the clutter in my head.” —Chris Rock, Comedian You gotta love Chris and, yes, we all have a lot of clutter in our heads, but it is amazing how great yoga and meditation can make you feel and what a relief it is to […]

If Your Limbs Work, Life is Good

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.” —Drew Barrymore I absolutely love this quote. What a great kick in the butt for anyone who complains about the size of their ass, their honking nose, thunder thighs, or flat chest. Can you walk? Can you use your […]

Boat Pose Mind Games — Part 2

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Last week I wrote about how my yoga instructor basically had us play mind games to get us through the difficulty of boat pose. I’ll say it again: Yoga boat pose is definitely on my top-five list of poses I really dislike and is a boat trip I do not want to take. So, this […]

Joan Osborne a Woman Who Rocks, With Womanly Hips

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Singing is a f***ing blast. When it’s really good, it’s as good as the best sex. I get nipple erections all the time on stage, I do!” —Joan Osborne Today’s Woman Who Rocks: Joan Osborne Occupation: American singer-songwriter, record producer Why She Rocks: She’s an incredible musician who’s not afraid to mix it up musically, […]

Taking it Off the Mat

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

In yoga class the other night, we were in half-moon pose (ardha-chandrasana), and our instructor encouraged us all to take a risk and try some of the more advanced stages of the pose (like letting go with the hand holding us up and taking that hand to your calf or taking a bind with the […]

No Songs for Men — Leave Your Feedback and Win!

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Episode 5 of No Songs for Men is LIVE, and we’d like to celebrate with a good old-fashioned promotion. My years of marketing and advertising got the best of me today, and I just had to do a little incentive to get you motivated to check out this fun new Web-series, so here goes! Go […]

Strike a Pose and Take a Picture

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I’ve been writing a lot about savasana, the time at the end of yoga class where you lie still, breathe, and seal in your yoga practice. It’s basically a mini nap, and how cool is it that you get to take a nap at the end of a workout?! I never take naps on my […]

Travel Tip—Go Native and Enjoy the Local Beauty (and Food!)

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“I think that to get under the surface and really appreciate the beauty of any country, one has to go there poor.” —Grace Moore I couldn’t get enough of Grace yesterday, so I had to include another quote from her. When’s the last time you went on a trip and really got the feel of […]

Do You Got What It Takes?

Posted on July 26th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.” —Grace Moore I’m trying out a new format for the daily Woman Who Rocks. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you like it! Woman Who Rocks: Grace Moore Occupation: Opera singer, actress in […]

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