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Dr. Blessyl Buan

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Dr. Blessyl Buan is a Toronto-based chiropractor, dance artist and mom of four. She creates content that enables her community to thrive during times of stress and high performance. Realign. Strengthen. Live your Life.

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Dr. Blessyl Buan's Work

 
On the Ground

Soften Up

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

The chronic fear of catching COVID-19 forges a hypervigilant nervous system that locks the ease of breath and movement. When this is left unchecked, artistry is stalled.

Body

Soften Up By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Self-massage to combat a hypervigilant nervous system, caused by the chronic fear of catching COVID-19.

 
Writers & Readers

Adding Colour to Dance Health

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Dr. Blessyl Buan created the BIPOC Dance Health Directory in order to address the lack of representation she saw in dance health.

Provocation

Adding Colour to Dance Health By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Leadership in dance health lacks cultural diversity

Body

The Home Studio By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Training at home is not the same as in a studio, so take precautions to prevent injuries and maintain strength

 
Healthy Dancer

The Home Studio

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Toronto-based chiropractor and dance artist Dr. Blessyl Buan shares her advice on what to consider when creating a makeshift studio space at home and adapting a dance routine for physical distancing during COVID-19.

Body

The Hidden Cheat By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Overusing the foot for balance and stability

Body

Healthy Turnout, Happy Dancer By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Turnout is often associated with ballet, but outward rotation of the hip is used in many dance styles such as hip hop, classical Indian, Irish, Ukrainian and forms of African dance.

 
Healthy Dancer

Best Foot Forward

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

In the November/December 2017 issue of The Dance Current Dr. Blessyl Buan offers an article about prevent foot injury and pain – “Put Your Best Foot Forward.” The following are her accompanying tips for dancers.

Body

Put Your Best Foot Forward By Dr. Blessyl Buan

How dancers can prevent common foot maladies

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