Weather (mood) swings and zip lining skills 



Hola guys, hope you’re all well!! 

I’m currently watching a Swedish horror movie with Rut. We started off the day with a really good, and should I say essential, workout. Working both loads with the abs, legs, turnout muscles, not to mention back strength and in addition to that I went through a variation en pointe several times. It wasn’t too strenuous but actually was easier than I thought. 

The weather is actually reckless towards us sun craving human beings with the thick clouds covering every single bit of the sky and winds that won’t stop. Hopefully it will cheer up in the nearest future.. pleaseee Sweden. 

After lunch, which was fish and potatoes, we were heading to the dentist for an annual checkup appointment for me. My teeth were all good and there was no problem whatsoever. When home again, we made the most delicious muffins ever, only consisting off (fibre and normal) oats, honey, bananas, baking soda and milk topped with everything from coconut flakes and nuts to chocolate and mixed berries. So yummy and so healthy!! The recipe is to be found Here though it’s all in Swedish, including the measurements… I figured it was worth posting anyways, for all you swedes out there. 😉

In the afternoon Rut and I went for a long walk to the harbour and back, talking lots about the upcoming school year as she’s moving into her own apartment in Oslo to attend a ballet school there and I’ll be moving to the apartment in Stockholm. Big but fun changes! 

Yesterday we went to a park, quite near our summer house, where they had a really cool zip line as well as other activities to try out. It was so much fun. 

We did another workout and stretched after dinner and since then we’ve been eating and watching movies. 

Today it is only 3 days until I go to Finland and Vaganova Master Class course, so exciting! 

Goodnight xx 

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Summer days pool days good days 

Heyy guysss!! 

I’m so happy because my best friend Rut is here and we’ve been having such a great time so far!!

The weather has been perfect, which is really surprising since it’s been feeling like fall for days. Anyways, we spent most of the day by the pool, taking longs walks, enjoying the weather and we even had a little (ballet) photoshoot, stay tuned for loads of upcoming pictures!!

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Hope you’re all good, take care!! 

1 year post surgery 

Heyy guys!! 

Some days ago it was ONE YEAR ago since I did the os trigonum surgery, removing the extra bone I had in my left foot. Above is a  throwback to some weeks after the operation. I’m so glad everything is fine now and I haven’t experienced any problems like that after the surgery. 

I hope you’re all doing well. I haven’t blogged much lately and the reason for that is because I haven’t really done much either.

Midsummer was spent with one of my closest friends Agnes, and her family. We had such a great time although the weather was cold and rainy but that didn’t surprise us much, note to self; we’re in Sweden. Today all I did was going grocery shopping with my parents while my siblings played with our cousins, I’ve worked out for around 3 hours and addition to that I’ve been reading and watching dance moms which is my current obsession, for some reason. 

My workout went really well as I mainly focused on core exercises as well as the arms. I also did loads of pointe exercises & stretched. It is only one week left until I leave for Mikkeli and Vaganova Master Class course, which I’m really excited about. 

Tomorrow my best friend Rut is coming here to our summer house in south of skåne and I couldn’t be any happier to see her. We haven’t seen each other for ages!! ❤ 

I hope you’re all having an amazing summer break. Remember that all days may not be perfectly sunny, spent with friends or family enjoying the weather and having fun but- that’s OK! During days like that, find time to do other things that you’d never do otherwise, maybe clean or go through your closet, read, workout (strength and stretch), prepare pointe shoes or just chill watching TV or good series. Talking about series, does anyone know any good ones you’d recommend? I’ve finished all the ones I’ve been watching and could really use some tips, please comment down below!! 

Take care xx 

Happy midsummer !! 

Jumpsuit: forever new 

Shoes: river island 

Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs 

Stretching. Why? When? How? 


Hey guys!!
So almost everyday I tend to get asked questions about stretching. Why? When? How? And so it goes on. In this blogpost I thought I would cover the main aspects of stretching. 

Stretching is important because it helps improve flexibility (increases your range of motion). It assists in correct posture by lengthening tight muscles that pull areas of the body away from their intended position (because of so much time at our computers, many of us have tight chest muscles which pulls the shoulders and head forward, leaving us with a hunched shoulder look). Not to mention potential to decrease injury by preparing muscles for work before activity as well as increase blood and nutrient supply to muscles, thereby possibly reducing muscle soreness

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I am naturally flexible and have never struggled with doing either of the splits, frog or the bridges. For a person that is naturally flexible and bendy, strength doesn’t come as easy whereas a person that is stiff and doesn’t stretch as easily, usually has stronger muscles- or easier to build strength.

When should you stretch? Although the flexible part comes naturally for me, I have stretched a lot & still do. Stretching after class is essential in order for your muscles to not get too tight or sore the day after working hard. When warming up, stretching is also important to get the muscles nice and warm; to be able to do even deeper pliés, bigger jumps, better adagio and amazing battements. The times in between all this may be hard to fit in stretching but believe me, if you want to see results; what you do outside class is just as important as how you preform in the actual dance class. If you know that you already are flexible enough- be careful not to spend too much time on this, instead focus on strengthening exercises in order to prevent injuries.

However, if you want to improve your flexibility you need to find time outside dance to stretch. Try to do it while doing other things, like reading, studying or watching TV. Make sure to hold each stretch that you’re doing for at least 30 seconds but no longer than 2 minutes. Remember to breath your way through it. Doing other things while stretching will make you focus on something else rather than the pain that the stretching is causing. Exactly how much pain you feel when stretching a certain muscle will vary, depending on how flexible you are. Some people will be in almost unbearable pain while others may not even feel something. Pain is okay to have unless it doesn’t stay for longer than some hours. If you find yourself having pain days after stretching, you should adapt your stretching to your body’s reaction, maybe rest some days and massage tensed areas.

How should you stretch? This is of course an extremely broad question and up to each and every individual to realise. If you are tying to manage the splits, put your focus on stretching the hips and the inside of your legs. Lay on your back and open your legs à la seconde, gently press your legs down to the floor with the help of your hands. You can also ask a friend to push your legs down the floor while you try to close them for 10 seconds, then relax. After being tensed like that your legs will go closer to the floor when relaxing, repeat this set 5 times. If you want to increase thoracic back flexibility you should combine doing the cobra stretch with back lifts.

I hope this post gave you some help when it comes to stretching. If you still have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments down below or write a direct message on Instagram @ moa.andreasson.

My next dance related blogpost will be all about how to prevent injuries from happening by building strength. 
Take care!! Xx 

The poverty of earth is never dead. 

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Heyy guys!! 

I’m happy to say that I think I’ve been to one of the world’s most beautiful places today. We visited Arnensee and that place was just incredible!! To say the least…. 

It took us around 20 Minutes to drive up the mountain to the lake. We were there for four-five hours something and it was amazing. Pick nick by the lake, walks in the forest, swims in the Cristal blue (turquoise) water and we even climbed up a (steep) waterfall with an amazing view over the lake.

The weather has been perfect and we’re all nicely tanned. Unfortunately we’ll start driving back to Sweden tomorrow. On our way through Germany we will make a quick (cough cough) stop in Metzingen where there’s a big outlet with loads of brands. When done with the shopping we’ll drive to Frankfurt and stay there overnight.

On Friday it is (the Swedish) Midsummer!! Like every other year, we’ll be celebrating with one of my best friends Agnes and I can’t wait till I see her!

The days spent here in the alps in Rougmont, Switzerland, have been the best. By far one of the better times we’ve been here, as we tend to visit every year. Another upcoming thing I’m really excited about is the Vaganova Master Class, which will take place in 12 days…!!

Take care xoxo