Musings about Concentration


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 were normal for everyone are actually not. I was diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive sub-group) last week. I need to research it more but one of the things I found out in my research so far is that my brain likes to have my body doing something for it to be able to concentrate.

Which has been a bit of a penny dropping moment for me on why I LOVE Pilates. Moving arms and legs in different patterns whilst centring your core muscles is SO many things – my brain LOVEs it, but it also can’t think about anything else.

I realised chatting to other people that this is a meditative state which goes some way to explaining why find it is calm invoking.

Watch out there might be some unusual combinations this week!


This principle could be replaced with Mindfulness instead as it’s all about what you need to do to get the most out of each exercise we do in class.

The idea is that in class during each exercise you look inwards and really connect with your body to make the most of each movement – are you doing it in the most optimal way for you? are you using all of the other principles?

I personally think that it’s this principle that makes us all sleep better after a good class 🙂