AS Prancercise® diffuses itself from raised eyebrows to furrowed brows fitness experts and coaches continue to tout it’s merits. In a recent article Don Winfield takes a jab at lazy computer trolls that spend too much time mocking videos like the Prancercise® ones and little or no time on their own fitness image…it’s likely this 63 year old gal is in far better shape than they were even as far back as a preteen!
Back in April I did a podcast for Susan Brender where I’m able to explain the additional dimensions that can be derived from a Prancercise® program than mere physical benefits. The program allows one the opportunity through more self- expression to get in better touch with their true selves and thus be a vehicle to find one’s true purpose in life, what you’re best designed for, and can be passionate about.
Yes my bet is Prancercise® is a type of art in that it incorporates more self-expression, it’s a type of recess from “working out” before or after you actually go to a job. It’s lightness entering an era of darkness…in a world that stresses muscular, heavy, dark regimes, dark music and even a propensity towards violence, Prancercise® is a lamp in the darkness, encouraging lightness of body, mind and spirit, light energy that pierces the darkness.
The modern Horse (Equus) a perfect Model of Fitness:
should be honored and protected, not abused. The horse might be considered the perfect model of fitness…No wonder people are so caught up in it’s radiant beauty. It’s not only a vegetarian, it’s inherently strong and has great endurance.
“Horses are herbivores with a digestive system adapted to a forage diet of grasses and other plant material, consumed steadily throughout the day. Therefore, compared to humans, they have a relatively small stomach but very long intestines to facilitate a steady flow of nutrients. A 450-kilogram (990 lb) horse will eat 7 to 11 kilograms (15 to 24 lb) of food per day and, under normal use, drink 38 litres (8.4 imp gal; 10 US gal) to 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal) of water. Horses are not ruminants, so they have only one stomach, like humans, but unlike humans, they can digest cellulose, a major component of grass. Cellulose digestion occurs in the cecum, or “water gut”, which food goes through before reaching the large intestine. Horses cannot vomit, so digestion problems can quickly cause colic, a leading cause of death.” (Giffin Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook p. 175)
Some foods that horses cannot eat are avocados and nuts, for example http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Horse-Book-Elwyn-Edwards/dp/0943955416
The small amount of fat they may take in can be easily dealt with by their liver, they do not have a gall bladder since their diet isn’t meant to be high in calories or fats…http://myhorse.com/blogs/horse-care/feeding/question-for-dr-juliet-getty-why-dont-horses-have-a-gallbladder/
Horses were thus used as work assistants on farms for uses like plowing the fields or carting equipment. It’s common knowledge they were used throughout history for transportation from recreational to carriage pulling.
I’ve fulfilled several dreams of mine amongst them was sharing Prancercise with the world..Another one was moving like a horse, along side one…I honor all of God’s creatures, and what better way to do so then to marvel at their free movement, and if possible, join with them in it!
Prancercise® tips for getting in shape this year!
1. Whatever mood you are in go with it and use the music that your mood desires, to get you moving..This is all a part of self-expression and connecting with your inner rhythm an integral part of Prancercise®..By not standing in front of a video or class instructor and imitating others you can work through whatever mood you’re in instead of using their moves, with their music ,and their routine…
2. Find different locations to Prancercise® to stimulate your senses and mood..I’ve utilized everywhere from cornfields to mountains..Each place embodies it’s own smells and scenery to embellish your fitness recess..
3.Think of being light and eating light…Embracing a higher consciousness which is reinforced by eating light (such as vegetarianism) and thinking positively are wonderful ways to get the most out of this program..I am able to spring off the ground with ease..such a great feeling and way to keep fit, as we enjoy the benefits of the warming spring- time weather..
Prancercise® is a light-hearted fun exercise that’s gotten international recognition for it’s depth, uniqueness and effectiveness..It get’s us moving without effort because it’s simple, not overly challenging, and fun..It’s even recently been highlighted as a question on the popular game shows “Jeopardy” (April 2, 2014), and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” (June 6, 2014).
The Prancercise® program is a serious legitimate one that’s being embraced by thousands all over the world, you too can join in the excitement : You can leave comments or ask questions here or join the conversation on Joanna Rohrback’s facebook page. You may also stop by her facebook Prancercise® page..
Enjoy your day the Prancercise® way!
Please feel free to leave comments about your own unique fitness experiences..Also questions concerning the Prancercise® program are welcome..
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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 ®.
As 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.
Joanna 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.”