Essential Stretch: A Better Way to Flow Through Life

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Perigee, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 206 pages
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There's nothing like a good stretch. But stretching is good for a lot more than a sports warmup or a seventh-inning break. Combining elements of yoga, mind-body focus, breath awareness, and flowing movement, Michelle LeMay has developed a unique stretch technique that will not only free the body but ease the mind.

This simple, illustrated guide will help relieve stress and increase flexibility, as well as offering additional health benefits including:

€ Reduced muscle tension
€ Rejuvenated internal organs, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments
€ Toned body
€ Improved blood circulation
€ Reduced weight
€ Raised energy levels
€ and much more

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Essential Stretch: Gentle Movements for Stress Relief, Flexibility, and Overall Well-Being

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Think of a cat stretching after a nap: first the front legs are pushed out in front, then each back leg is extended like a dancer's. No wonder the leap to the window sill seems effortless. LeMay is ... Read full review


PART ONE the philosophy of Essential Stretch
PART THREE bringing out the power

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Michelle LeMay is a pioneer in the blending of stretch, fitness, dance, and spirituality who continues to teach dance and fitness workshops worldwide. In addition to her own six fitness videos, Michelle is co-instructor for several of Jane Fonda's and Cory Everson's fitness videos, co-starred on ESPN II's "Gotta Sweat," and also hosted FOX SPORTS and FIT-TV's "Body Waves." She has appeared as a fitness expert on many networks including ABC, CBS, USA, and The Family Channel, and her "Urban Stretch" class was featured in such magazines as Seventeen, Shape, and Ms. Fitness.

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