What is pilates?
Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, his aim was to create a system to engage the mind and condition the total body. It is a blend of strength and flexibility training. The emphasis is on improving your core, posture, alignment, reduce stress, aches and pains and create long lean muscles without bulking up. You will feel elegantly empowered by developing a sense of wellbeing and inner confidence.
"You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions."
Why Do Mindful Pilates?
Mindfulness is not confined to being still, you can also be mindful in your movements. Ideally your movement flows with your breath helping to free energy to flow throughout the body. You have to be fully engaged to read and be aware to connect your mind with the movements. You develop controI which ideally overflows into other areas of your life.
"The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy."
Every teacher will have their own personality when teaching any style of pilates. I bring elements of my dance background where the aspect of rhythm and flow are emphasised with being graceful, poised and powerful. This shapes my style and what I offer to you.
The Pilates principles are essential components that work harmoniously together in every movement to help you achieve results. It is an integrative approach of mind, body and spirit to exercise. You work from the inside out to create balance and transformation. It feels very healing and rehabilitating creating balance and transformation.
CONCENTRATION: Being aware and committed in that moment. There is a difference between doing a movement and being engaged in that movement to how you will benefit and feel. This will all depend on your ability to concentrate.
CONTROL: Movements are conscious and deliberate, you are in complete control. No movement is random.
CENTERING: This refers to your powerhouse – the area under the ribs to the top of the thighs. By developing an awareness and strength here it will support the rest of your body with every movement you make.
PRECISION: Every movement is precise with emphasis on the quality and not the quantity.
FLOW: Movement should be graceful, fluid and done with ease.
BREATHE: Focusing on the breath can help promote attention and awareness and will help create a connection in the body as you do each movement.
Are You Ready To:
✔ Reduced stress levels, tension and aches & pains
✔ Develop a sense of well-being and inner peace
✔ Feel balanced, aligned, fit and fabulous
✔ Feel more intune and in control of your mind, body and soul
✔ Improved flexibility to help you move more freely with confidence, poise and grace
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