This photo is from the Stepford Wives Workout which very well may be sexist. So… gross on that. But just looking at this makes me feel better. She is opening the chest, shoulders, and collar bones without dumping in the low back and sticking ribs and belly out. Front ribs are incorporated into the body and her abdominals are gently engaged and tailbone reaches toward her heels to help lift up and out of the low back.
I like the idea that ALL humans - not just house wives - should move in heathy ways throughout the day. When I sit at the computer all day I feel my body slowly hemorrhaging into a lethargic state. When I get up every once in a while and do a little dance or stretch I feel awake and just plain better. So, if we are to learn anything from a sexist workout, it’s that whatever you’re doing during your day, incorporate some stretching and strengthening throughout and you’ll feel better.
Dear Quincy 1968 (by Bill Monro)
Wesley Fata and Carmen De Lavallade Dance to a now famous Quincy Jones song
This guy has freedom in his spine. I felt great relief when they got rid of the cigarette so they could hold each other close and dance as wildly as they needed to. I could have used a little more wildness but this is pretty good. One thing left me puzzled: What’s the symbolism of the hole in her stocking?
I’m lost in her expression. Her grueling life in the circus has paid off with some exquisite biceps and one of the nicest circus costumes I’ve seen. I hope her circus boss pays her well. I hope she is the circus boss.
Nailing chin-ups before s/he can even walk. These two will have lots of strong babies. Dad will never wear pants or shirts.
Spring breeze is to cape as yoga is to life. I wish we could see her act. PHOTO: DIANE ARBUS, 1970 Found HERE
Ed ‘41. Let’s say he’s about 90-ish now. I think he lives just outside Milwaukee with a bunch of dogs. He likes turtles and pigs, too. Favorite food: super salty sauerkraut and dried figs. Drives an imported yellow fiat. Likes to spend his time emailing and playing basketball. Found here
Oh. This room. I could see myself enjoying some time in here probz with these ladies. They look smart and like they’d be down for a little modern dance session. This pose should feel good but these girls look a little stressed. Not knowing much about old-school cameras, I can guess that they had to hold this pose for a while resulting in all kinds of cramps and tweaks in the low back and knees. The one in the center is my fave. Look at that face. Her side-stretch game needs some help. My advice to her: Don’t collapse in the right side of the body- think length in the spine instead. Press into the shin to lift up and out of the hips as you draw energy in towards the mid-line of the body. Wake up the extended leg and step strongly into the foot. Found here
Anita John elongating on the beach. Feels good. Found here
I want to see the face behind this mysterious poser.
I just tried this and failed. Maybe you need to secure the door? I also forgot to wear lipstick, a bathing suit, and shoes with socks. From here
Found here. From the 1908 London Olympics. Strong legs and romantic hairdo’s. From a time when coaches wore bonnets.
Riebicke. This makes me want to side bend 24/7.
Reason #234,675,687 I love the beach and old school bathing suits. Found here
I love the mischievous one on the far left. Found on Rachel and Yoga. From Indra Devi’s “Yoga For Americans”
Maria Tallchief in Balanchine’s Firebird (NYC Ballet) from the 1950’s. This might be THE leap of the 20th century. Captured on film! Shit yes!