By Jen Schwerin Nia Black Belt Instructor | November 25, 2014
From the development, combination of movements, musical rhythm,and soul art, to the movement conditioning, Nia really takes me afar physically. It is as enjoyable and relaxing as anything can be. It o...
Good Morning America, over 800 newspapers and magazines, including Harper’s Bizarre, Self, Shape, and the New York Times know power when then see it, which is what they saw in Nia as a revolutionary barefoot workout.
I believe we are born Sensation Scientists. Born into an extraordinary body designed to get us to pay attention and listen to the sensations of pain and pleasure. A body designed to function best by saying, “yes” to pleasure, and “no” to pain.
Touch, it’s unnerving, at times scary, healing, and one of the most important things you can do to sustain a healthy relationship. “Touch is the first language we learn and remains our richest means of emotional expression throughout life.”
I slough, buff, brush, cleanse, tone, and moisturize, but despite my best efforts, there are some things my skin is just going to do, like sag. Why?
Because skin loves to grow. It doesn’t seem to matter how educated I am, or what my financial or social status is, my skin is going to grow!
Nothing quite matches the moves that come to life when the simplicity of sound comes from the voice of the drum. Primal, captivating, stirring; drumming is the universal language of life.
MOVE OF THE MONTH: UNDULATION
Sarah Ramirez, Nia Black Belt, is a Sacred Athlete among us, inspiring many with her passion and vision for change in Tulare County, CA. Sarah has been spotlighted through CNN Heroes and was featured on Morning Edition on NPR. Can you guess which Nia principle has helped to shape and inspire Sarah's dream of health equity and social change?
Who’s in charge? Me? My body?
The answer is we both are—we’re partners. The faster you understand that life in a body is all about “we”, not “me”, the better life in your body will be for you and your body.
Discover the intricate power of small and simple. Regain natural grace. Learn how to create dynamic ease and whole body conditioning using the energy personality of the amazing work of Moshe Feldenkra...
I have read hundreds of articles and books on the body, sex, sensuality, and sexuality. I've studied tantric practices, communication, movement, martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, and no matter where I go to learn how to “get it on” with life, I always come back to the best teacher: my body.
I love the body. So much so that my love of the body has become my life. It’s also my business. I believe it’s the business of everybody, they just don’t know it. At some point, I believe, people wake up to this fact. The wake-up call may come by way of an illness, when mortality hits, or with age, when the knowledge that time is running out becomes real.