All Pilates exercises have a start position, an end position and a precise, seamless,
controlled flowing movement in between.
There is a grace; an energy and flow to each one.
Pilates aims to teach you how to safely and functionally articulate your spine;
How to move your spine bone by bone sequentially;
through flexion, extension, rotation and side flexion.
You’ll also learn to move your joints with control, keep them aligned correctly and
move them safely and functionally through their normal range of movement.
Bringing fluidity and grace to how you move as you exercise helps bring ease and comfort into your daily life.
Movements are unhurried, you’ll learn to control each one without tension or jerkiness.
Learn to allow both your mind and body to relax into movement.
Pilates for me, and possibly you, didn’t start with the pursuit of better posture and
longer, leaner muscles.
I don’t have a background in dance or movement.
(I’m quite sure that tap dancing on stage to itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini at the age of 8 doesn’t count)
My interest in Pilates began following a serious back injury and being in a lot of
pain for a long period of time.
Pain affects how you feel and move, both physically and mentally.
(It can stop you from moving; I began to protect myself from pain by simply not moving)
It drains you both physically and mentally.
I wanted to be as pain free as possible and I knew that greater stability, flexibility
and being stronger in my body were key factors.
All of these years later, I’m grateful that I’m able to calmly focus and fully immerse
myself in Pilates with concentration and enjoyment.
Pilates brings both physical and mental flow.
It can do the same for you.
Pilates really is perfect.