2014 Year of the Horse and Prancercise®

The New Year has passed in a sea of fireworks and whistles. While we rotate 365 days a year around the sun under the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese calendar runs under a different celestial being – the moon. January 31st will begin a new lunar phase and ring in the Chinese New Year as the Year of the Horse. Surely, it will be a perfect year to Prancercise ®.

Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 1.52.33 PMAs the horse stands tall this year, we have a lot to look forward to in terms of surprises. According to the zodiac we can look forward to unexpected adventures, romances and victories for those who swiftly take flight, like the horse, and capitalize on opportunities as they arise. It’s a good year to travel and get off the beaten path.

Energy will be high, meaning this year is the perfect year to put those fitness goals into action. Perhaps the Prancercise ® gallop will be the answer to reigning in all that energy.

According to Wikipedia, 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse.

“In Chinese Taoist thought, Wood attributes are considered to be strength and flexibility, as with bamboo. It is also associated with qualities of warmth, generosity, co-operation and idealism. The Wood person will be expansive, outgoing and socially conscious. The wood element is one that seeks ways to grow and expand. Wood heralds the beginning of life, springtime and buds, sensuality and fecundity. Wood needs moisture to thrive.”

With Canada already introducing horse-themed postage stamps, clothing brand DKNY releasing an equine collection and Armani Exchange shelving a Year of the Horse t-shirt, the world is forecasted to be catching hay-fever over the roan-trend. At Prancercise LLC we like to think we’re ahead of the times, trotting ahead of the parade in typical Prancercise ® fashion.

JoannaJoanna will be joining a motivational radio interview on this concept and her insights with Change Already radio host, Jillian Maas Backman.
which airs Thursday 1/23/14:Joanna Rohrback

Joanna hopes to utilize her growing creative energy this year with a new video and perhaps a very light-hearted book publication. Like a wood horse reflects strength and flexibility, Joanna in her Prancercise® program promotes the same through stretching, such as yoga (can be looked up on YouTube under Prancercise® yoga, or CLICK HERE) for flexibility, strength and endurance through the 4 modes of Prancercise® themselves.

As outlined in the following article Robert Forester points out the advantages of a Prancercise® type movement versus typical running. This article was written prior to Prancercise® being known by the majority of the public, though Prancercise® was created long before this article was written in 1989.

The Nature and Nurture of Running For Fitness
So why not tap into your energy and get off the usual path you take which is likely over-beaten, and cultivate dreams and goals you may have filed away…don’t wait!

As Buddha said, “The trouble is you think you have time.”

2 Responses to 2014 Year of the Horse and Prancercise®

  1. Delilah says:

    What a wonderful article about the Year of the Horse and how it fits so perfectly with Prancercise!

    If any of your readers are interested in listening to the podcast of your appearance on Change Already! with Jillian Maas Backman here is a direct link:
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jillianmaasbackman/2014/01/23/change-already-with-jillian-guest-prancercise-joanne-rohrback

    I must say the show was delightful and very insightful. The two of you make a great pair sharing your messages to the listeners! Thank you so much.

    Delilah
    http://imaginepublicity.com

  2. Claudette Gerety says:

    I went to one of Joanna’s Prancersize classes. I did it for my birthday. I have to admit, I like to do crazy things on my birthday, that is how I celebrate. I met a woman, Joanna, that is every inch a lady. The class was wonderful. She had us warm up with yoga, I had not stretched for a year. She knows how much a person should push. Yes, she put me on the lighter path. I did have fun, broke a sweat and laughed and was happier than I would have ever been at a bar celebrating my birthday. I have never worked out as much as I did that day and laughed and enjoyed the whole time. The class was in Washington, DC, leaving the class, we saw other prancersizers prancing through DC. It was the best. I am so happy that I met Joanna, she is a wonderful person.

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