Michelle Alva Blog / 17.05.2015

Sensuality refers to "experiencing pleasure through the senses." Have you ever felt the pleasure of a peacock feather lightly brushed over your body? When you stroke a feather over your skin it causes you to heighten your sense of wherever you are being touched. This brings you more fully into the present moment and relaxes you.             A tender touch, the delicious smell of fresh roses, a romantic song played under a candlelit room, a deliciously aromatic meal prepared with love, a delicious glass of wine- all of these captivate our senses, if we choose to engage fully in the moment. A person that takes in more fully the experience of the NOW through their five senses is a sensual person. The opposite would be a person who is distracted from the moment because they are inundated with thoughts "in their head" all the time. A person who...

Michelle Alva Blog / 26.05.2013

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a GREAT LOVER?                               Sexual health is so important for the maintenance of our overall health, healing, creativity, joy and longevity. We benefit our hormonal health, neurological, digestive, immunological and brain health when we nurture our sexual side. Too often, we may overlook prioritizing our sexual needs and desires because we may not realize, just how important and healthy it is to nurture our sensuality and sexuality. Chronic stress lowers our libido and makes us feel drained and too tired to nurture our sexual health. This causes us to have a more difficult time connecting to ourselves and our significant other. The more you nurture your sexuality, the more you feel energized, playful, sexy and loving . The best part is your body responds IMMEDIATELY to whatever changes you make to your sexual health. Your body's many...

Michelle Alva Blog / 05.09.2012

  [embed]http://www.youtube.com/v/co391PR7eZw[/embed]   Dance and music have been an important part of my life since I was born. I remember my dad would get us ready for kindergarten to the rhythms of samba, salsa and Olivia Newton John. As an adult I still use these to start off the morning right to get my daughter ready for school and for me to feel more energized. Seventeen years ago, I began my career as a physical therapist working with infants and children and realized the power of music and dance to get my young clients motivated to do their physical therapy and have fun with their parents. I also used dance and music as a yoga teacher and chose specific tracks to evoke a certain mood. I loved guiding my yoga students through a rhythmical vinyasa flow with a touch of empowered femininity. I learned how to belly dance about 10...