Posts Tagged ‘pilates’

power of our hands

Delicate as they may seem, the wrists and hands are powerhouses that transform infinite possibility into concrete action. If you surrender to their delicate grace, your hands may take you to all kinds of beautiful places.

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progress

“Aha! moments.” These are instances when something just clicks—a muscle engagement, a proper positioning, or a specific technique. A significant step forward in one’s Pilates progress has been taken. In my own practice of Pilates and my craft as a Pilates instructor, I am looking for progress, not perfection. When we successfully break down a deep-seated barrier to a deeper connections…Aha!

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Keep your brain young by doing Pilates!

The brain is a very powerful organ in movement. For many years now, studies have established the powerful effect imagining movement can have on our body. Athletes whose preparation for competitions includes mentally imagining the feat at hand achieve better results. Test subjects that imagined moving an immobilized limb lost significantly less muscle mass than those that did no imagery work. Yes, our mind can effect great change in our body.y is that?

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Much like the bones of the pelvis, which move along vertical and horizontal planes simultaneously, creating the shape of a figure eight as we walk, life is unfolding in more than one direction at once. If we keep dancing to its rhythm, we may trust that our lives and our bodies are taking shape just as nature intended.

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No one ever graduates from Pilates, having accomplished the highest feat with no where to progress. As instructors, it is our job to continue to challenge and progress our clients. Have you felt stagnant in your Pilates practice? Let’s explore how to continue to advance.

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The problem is being trapped into rigid and outdated beliefs that keep us thinking that change can’t be comfortable and challenging at the same time. When we let go of these old beliefs, a natural fluidity arises to take their place. Instead of a zone, we find ourselves in place of playful buoyancy, expansive enough for all there is.

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Golf Swing TPI screening

Do you golf? Do you want more power or distance in your full swing? Get your TPI screen today!   Pilates Instructor, Sarah Mann, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified instructor, here to help you improve your swing! Titleist Performance Institute does not believe there is one correct way to swing a club, but […]

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Read some of the most common misconceptions about Pilates and why Pilates is for Every Body!

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low back pain

Learn more about Pilates and how it can save your spine, even while sitting all day at work!

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spine

A recent study revealed the long-term solution to back pain. Read here to learn the interesting results of the study and the anecdotal evidence for incorporating Pilates into your long-term health plan!

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