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Pilates For the Mind? A Requisite For Happiness?

Developmental movement patterns 2: the yield-and-push-reach-and-pull cycle by Katharina Hesse © As we head into winter, spare a little thought for those affected by SAD – seasonal affective disorder – a form of depression linked to a change in seasons, often linked to the lack of light. Exercise, particularly aerobic outdoor activity, is often recommended […]

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Pilates and Mental Health – Following Weeks

Posture is the key It’s been a few weeks on since I last wrote about my experiences in delivering a Pilates class for a group of male addicts. The numbers have dropped because some of the previous residents have moved on most only stay between three to nine months. I’ve learnt a lot more about […]

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Pilates – Mindfulness in Movement?

“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit”. Joseph Pilates   What is Mindfulness? Have you ever turned on the television to watch a program and then become distracted by thoughts about your day, problems, life, etc and realised you haven’t seen or heard anything of the program you […]

THINK, BREATHE AND SLEEP PILATES – BUT WHY?

THINK, BREATHE AND SLEEP PILATES – BUT WHY? Interestingly enough Pilates, or as it was originally called Contrology, was meant to be a life style not just a form of exercise.  Through series of exercises one would develop a personal discipline which would spread a positive effect across one’s life, work and health.  In reality, […]