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Ignite Your Inner Artistry with Dani Cirignano

Tuesday, October 29th, 7PM @ Ascend Body   Ignite Your Inner Artistry is an hour-long workshop, exploring the intersection between optimal health and radical self expression. Get connected to the areas of your life where you’ve given up your self expression, and walk away with 5 Basic Principles for re-igniting your inspiration. Learn how to lay…

By Shane Young October 9, 2013 | 

Bodywork & Massage / Exercise & Fitness / Tips

Move Your Lungs Move Your Body, Part 2

Importance of Breathing and Exercise – Part 2 Have a constant neck ache or shoulder pain? A faulty breathing pattern hyper facilitates the accessory respiratory muscles, like sternocleidomastoid, scalene and upper trapezius.  This means that the Accessory Muscles Are Doing the Work! In this scenario the rib cage and intercostal muscles don’t (or can barely)…

By Shane Young October 8, 2013 | 

Active / Bodywork & Massage / Exercise & Fitness / Restoration

Move Your Lungs, Move your Body (Part I)

Importance of Breathing and exercise- Part 1 Nothing is more important than the quality of our breathing. With the way our busy modern lives are, rushing from here to there; it’s no wonder many of us are forgetting to breathe properly. As a CHEK practitioner, breathing is at the top of our totem pole, the…

By Shane Young September 5, 2013 | 

Announcements / Exercise & Fitness

AB August Superhero Spotlight: V Allairo

            My introduction into the healing arts began with the discovery of the powerful practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bahjan. I completed a 200+ hour Teacher Certification in 2001. Our studies included: Kriyas, Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy, Physiology and the Yogic Lifestyle. After completing the course i continued…

By Shane Young August 1, 2013 | 

Active / Announcements / Bodywork & Massage / Exercise & Fitness

Ascend Welcomes Dalton Huckaby to the Massage Team

          As a recent National Holistic Institute graduate, Dalton was exposed to several massage modalities. In addition, he really enjoyed deepening his knowledge in the sciences of Anatomy, Kinesiology, as well as Physiology and Pathology. This information  furthered his understanding of the body operating as a whole.  For example, it helps…

By Shane Young July 30, 2013 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Restoration / Tips

The Cadaver Connection

Eight hours a day with the dead. Wow, did I get way more than I bargained for. I recently did a week long intensive with Gil Hedley in cadaver dissection. I expected to deepen my understanding of anatomy and the working body. Instead, not only did I get an intense anatomy lesson, but a much…

By Shane Young June 11, 2013 | 

Exercise & Fitness / Welcome!

Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Team! We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Hyun Kim to the Ascend Body team. My dedication to the fitness and wellness industry is the natural outgrowth from an innate love of competitive sports that was fostered in me as a child. I’m an athlete, not a spectator; my body loves to be…

By Shane Young May 1, 2013 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Movitation / Positive Thinking

Our Dream, Your Dream

Hello Everyone… As our Indigogo Campaign is gaining momentum, please check out our video if you haven’t already and help us inspire change. Inspiring Change in our lives… To be more than what you already are, whether that is to have well developed muscles, nice abs, to fit into your favorite pair of jeans with ease, or…

By Shane Young February 17, 2013 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Nutrition / Restoration

The Snail

The snail has become or has always become my power animal. i have had a love affair with snails since childhood (2), i used to run around at day care and look for snails to get off of pathways to save them from being crushed by all that walk the path, including my self. fast…

By Shane Young December 13, 2012 | 

Active / Announcements / Exercise & Fitness / Tips

Is your shower making you sick? by CHRIS KRESSER L.AC

The quality of our drinking water is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. It is important to consider not only the presence of pathogens or contaminants, but also the routine addition of chemicals that may cause us harm. Chlorine is a chemical typically used as a disinfectant in public water supplies as an…

By Shane Young October 15, 2012 |