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Stamina #3

Pilates
don't should on yourself
Something I think we all are feeling like we are lacking now. But wait, are we? or is it just something that we collectively feel we should have more of? We are dealing with a global pandemic the like of which our country has not seen for 100 years. Should…

Just as the seasons flow…

Pilates
Just like the seasons flow from one into another the Pilates method exercises are designed to flow together. This flow can either be between different exercises to make up a seamless moving class or between the different stages of each exercise. In class we start each exercise at a point…

Concentration #2

Pilates
It’s a bit lacking this week. I think that most people’s mental health is suffering with this latest lockdown. I believe that this is mostly due to the weather – we always feel better as a nation when the sun is out. I’ve recently found out that things I thought…

Do you feel Centred? [centring #3]

Pilates
Centring in Pilates is all to do with the engagement of the core muscles. These muscles are those that are located between the lower ribs and pubic bone. As you learn to engage (and release) these muscles you will be able to actively create a stable base from which to…

Breathing #2

Pilates
the stuff of life it’s self. With all that is going on in the world it is important that we take time to breath, not lust literally although that’s a very good thing to practice at the moment, but figuratively as well. When Joseph was devising his exercises he was…

Centring #2

Pilates
There is a phrase in my exercise manual that became a bit of a joke during my teacher training – the joke was if we said it for every exercise, we would gain a tick when we were assessed. I didn’t fully understand how it applied to our movements during…

Stamina #2

Pilates
Do you have enough in your life? Do you want more?  Always, I hear you say. What would you do if you had more? Whilst researching what the word actually means  I was reminded that it can apply to mental processes as well as physical ones. I think that we…

Flowing Movement #1

Pilates
Over the past weeks I’ve been trying to organise the classes to that they have some progression in them. With you developing more strength and flexibility. I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Second visit to the flow principle this week – I’d say that this is actually my favourite one…
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