Posts Tagged ‘movement’

Kris Haley Melt Workshop

Learn to hear and interpret the subtle, or not so subtle, messages that your body is sending in order to really get that long-term relief from pain.

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New research indicates that the heart and the brain grew from the same embryonic parent cells. There is a stage in embryonic development in which the head literally bows to the heart. As the body develops and matures that connection remains intact in the form of 40 million neural cells that reside in the heart.

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Stress can come from such a variety of sources in our lives, both internal and external. However, it is usually a result of things we cannot fix, speed up, or control. I have found Pilates to help me deal with my stress because Pilates is about focus and control—focusing on what I can control and then exerting that control to create better strength and alignment in my body. I leave a workout strengthened, empowered, and renewed, both emotionally and physically. I also have just spent an hour mentally and physically away from my stress. Yes, Pilates is definitely part of my anti-stress strategy. Is it part of yours?

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Pilates community

Pilates takes purposeful and present thought to direct the work and engage the right muscle groups. Really, it is a practice of mindfulness with all the known benefits resulting: relieving stress (including anxiety and depression),…

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Surrounded by all sorts of sweets, running in and out of airports, to and from large family meals, and during short winter days, it can be very challenging to stay in shape this time of year. Check this blog out for some suggestions on how to maintain your health during the hectic end of the year.

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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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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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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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The Pain-Free Posture Handbook by Lora Pavilack and Nikki Alstedter

Have you ever wanted to take your Pilates instructor home with you so you could continue to sit right, move right, and feel great all day long? Now you can! My lovely mentors and Pilates Studio City owners, Lora Pavilack and Nikki Alstedter, have written a book designed to do just that: Pain-Free Posture Handbook. […]

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