Category Archives: Yoga

At 57 years old, Paula Abdul is far from slowing down!

How Does She Do IT?

 The singer and dancer is currently prepping for her first Las Vegas residency — which begins Aug. 13 at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino — and she’s putting in the hard work, starting each day before the sun and going until late at night.

“It’s very physically intense,” Abdul tells PEOPLE. “I get up at 6 and I work with my trainer for an hour and a half. Then I go to rehearsals at about a quarter to 9. We do a warm-up and then we dance. We go from about 9:45 until 7 p.m., and we take one day off.”

The “Opposites Attract” singer has to treat her body well to keep going day after day.

“I do a lot of stretching,” she says. “When I’m with my trainer I’m doing Pilates, I’m doing a lot of back and core work. Even though I’m dancing all day I often do straight cardio just so that I’m conditioning my body. And after each performance I usually get in an ice-cold tub. It’s not fun! It shocks your body, but it helps with inflammation.”

Abdul also watches what she eats, partially because of the hours spent dancing, and partially due to her history with reflex sympathetic dystrophy(RSD), a type of chronic pain after an injury or surgery.

“When you have RSD, the best thing to do is lower your acidity to slow inflammation, so I follow a low alkaline diet,” she says. “I don’t like following diets but I try to keep the acidity down because that’s what causes flares up in my body. But I’m really blessed; I’m in remission and I’ve been in remission for years now.”

 

Dr. Robert O Young discovered many years that you cannot have inflammation without acid. He has stated, “acid is inflammation and inflammation is acid.”

 

Where do acids come from?

According to Dr. Young acids come from, “what you eat, what you drink, what you breathe, what you think and what you believe.”

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In the Garden of Indian Wisdom

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Ancient Ayurvedic medicine has found a new home at Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa. The same gentleness, the same intensity, the same wisdom. The result is our splendid Ayurvedic Park in the most secluded corner of our garden. Massages, yoga lessons, pilates. The body, relaxes, it listens, and it is happy.

Abhyanga

This is the “crowning” massage of Ayurvedic medicine. Hands glide over the body and envelop it in the warmth of oil perfumed with aromatic Indian essences, spices and medicinal plants. The effects are instant and profound: the blood and lymph circulation is reactivated, the spine relaxes, the muscles are toned and the body eliminates toxins, stress and fatigue.

Forteveda signature massage

First and foremost, posture and suppleness. This massage with Ayurvedic oil based on Indian herbs relaxes muscles and ligaments and ensures the posture of the body is correct, relaxed and harmonious.

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Shirodara and four hands treatment

Just say the word “shirodara” and you are whisked away to another dimension, with a massage that reaches into the very depths of your psyche. Opening the door to the mind and releasing all the tension is a trickle of warm oil that anoints the forehead. At the same time the therapists’ hands glide over the body and help you achieve inner peace in the gentlest way possible.

Hatha Flow & Vinyasa

From the very ancient discipline of yoga, a smooth series of asana to be performed by harmonizing the breath and movements, in order to control the hold and the configuration of every position.

Gentle Hatha

Ideal for all levels of physical ability, this gentle yoga combines a sequence of relaxing postures to practice meditation. What you gain is a new awareness helping you to balance body and mind perfectly.

Younga Yoga

From meditation, a new kind of suppleness

From the age-old wisdom of the East comes the answer to the problems we suffer from today: stress and anxiety, not to mention bad posture and stiffness. We are talking about yoga, a meditative practice that combines a spiritual quest with a vision that regenerates the body and breathing. In keeping with the holistic vision of its treatments and in the peace of its garden, Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa has set aside a special area for yoga, its schools and its most authoritative maestros.

In particular, Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa offers Yin Yoga that works on the “yin”, as against the dynamic “yang”, concentrating on the ligaments, tendons and joints. This discipline allows all the muscles to relax and strengthens the deepest connective tissue, improving flexibility and the whole body’s capacity for movement.

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