Gal Pals, Sisters and Girlfriends

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The Golddiggers of Rat Pack fame celebrate life and strike a pose! From left to right: Susan Buckner, Deborah Pratt, Maria Lauren (Alberici Sisters), Linda Eichberg (Alberici Sisters), Marie Peck, Patti Gribow, Peggy Gohl and Darlene Cianci (Alberici Sisters).

When girlfriends celebrate together, it is pure joy! My girlfriends are a colorful bunch of personalities as we tap into our inner diva which touches on the divine!

We have a history together, starting as singers and dancers on the Dean Martin Show. We were just babes!

  • Sneak a peek at our book on Amazon! Beyond Our Wildest Dreams tells of our escapades during the golden age of show business when the Rat Pack and Elvis ruled the Las Vegas strip!

Through the years, we worked and played together and in between, we lived life, broke-up with boyfriends, got married, got divorced, had babies, watched them grow, applauded their achievements and watched them get married. Such was this occasion. My sister’s daughter, Lindsay was getting married! It was a grand affair partying with my dear friends and family too!

It’s so important to have people in your life that have witnessed your ups and downs and are there for you as you turn the page of another chapter.  I found you just can’t beat sharing your life story with sisters, girlfriends and gal pals! For that, I’m truly grateful.

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Start today and call a girlfriend or sister to pal around, with, have lunch, go shopping, go to the movies, go dancing, drink wine, exercise together or just talk. Texting doesn’t count! 😉

Have a blessed life and share it with a friend,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.

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Add Yoga to your Fitness Recipe

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My sister and I (Alberici Sisters) enjoy the practice of Yoga!

Yoga is a versatile fitness practice that is sometimes complex but is as simple as breathing.

There are many types of yoga to appeal to your appetite and fitness level. So it is no wonder that the practice of yoga has grown in popularity by the millions in the past decade. What’s more, yoga can crossover and enhance your physical activity of choice.

Here is a menu of the most popular types of yoga and how they can benefit you.

Hatha Yoga is a basic yoga practice of holding poses or postures with the emphasis on body alignment along with deep breathing. Believe me, it takes strength, balance and flexibility to hold a yoga pose. Some poses are more complex than other poses, so choosing the right class for your fitness level is imperative as well as having a teacher with a watchful eye. For instance, just a slight difference in the position of the hips, upper body or feet can completely change the way the posture feels. Some prefer this type of class because it is slower and less flowing.

Vinyasa Yoga is a more flowing style of yoga with one posture going into another posture such as Sun Salutation. You can work up a sweat with this type of class especially if it is a more advance class sometimes called, Power Yoga. I wouldn’t recommend a Vinyasa Yoga class to a beginners or anyone suffering with injuries because there is a lot of going up and down from one plane to another. When I introduce Vinyasa movements in my classes, I do it at a slower pace and offer modifications to my participants.

Yin Yoga is a slow type of yoga that focuses on releasing stress in your joints and connective tissues. Usually, there is a lot of mat work near the floor which is a good support if you are recovering from surgery or an injury. It is a safe class for beginners and an older population.

Restorative Yoga uses props and sometimes the support of a chair. Restoring your body and mind through meditative breathing while doing simple yoga poses and stretches may allow you to release stress. It can be beneficial if you are recovering from burn-out or trying to avoid burn-out.

Kundalini Yoga use mantras and chanting to engage your body, mind and spirit with the emphasis on deepening your awareness and balancing your energy system into wellness.

My recipe for fitness is incorporating yoga in all the classes that I teach at Kaiser Permanente. As a Lifestyle Educator/Fitness Therapist, I fuse all of these styles of yoga to meet the needs of my patients. Every class is different because every patient has different needs. I add the ingredient of Yoga in my Pilates, Dance and Tai Chi classes too.

Be adventurist and give Yoga a try with a teacher who has a buffet of different exercise techniques available to you.

“Not only does Yoga bring together mind and body health; it also unites people from all walks of life. Yoga is truly for everyone, from kids, to seniors, from fitness enthusiasts to elite athletes.” – American Fitness magazine, Spring 2018

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My daughter, Marianna Riccio finds that practicing Yoga enhances her fitness.

May you find fitness to be delightfully delicious! 🙂

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.