Tips & Techniques

Community of movers

How can we as a community of movers support each other? How can our conversation and words build each other up and help one another stay on track mentally and physically?

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Committing to yourself.

While there is no sense in wasting energy resisting what we have to do out of duty, there is also no reason to let what we love most languish because of a misspent sense of discipline.

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When it comes to our fitness practice, how do we know when to start building new routines and structures that fit where we want to go, not where we have already been?

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Does it seem like you would need a personal trainer and chef at your disposal to manage good health along with you other obligations? For many of us, living a healthful lifestyle might sound like a luxury beyond reach. However being healthy isn’t just for the rich and famous. Here are some great tips for making health a part of your overall lifestyle, regardless of how much time and money you can invest in it.

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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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Fitness is a wonderful health-boosting supplement to any physical illness treatment. Recovery from substance abuse is no exception. Everyone can benefit from some exercise and mental health care in their lives. A recovering addict can make their transition to sobriety a little smoother by supporting their healing body and mind.

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Grow tall!

This embryo comes to life only when the perfect alchemy of water, sun, and pressure from the earth creates a chemical reaction, relaying a message that it is time to shed its warm winter coat, grow tall, root itself in the ground, and GROW. Such initiations are not unlike the way my trainer uses gentle pressure to give me something concrete to push against, catalyzing untapped powerhouses of strength and flexibility within.

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What imagery do you associate with the sternum? Known for its role of protector of the heart, the sternum is connected to the collarbone and ribs by joints that are surprisingly rubbery and flexible.

Try this embodiment exercise to get the fascia around your sternum sliding and gliding with maximum joy and ease. Enjoy fearlessly flying through your day!

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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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