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State of Mind – Still Busy

Since the last blog State of mind 2 fast I have taken the time to find solutions to slow down my life, be more efficient, less tired and have more time.  Impossible – right? well apparently not,  actually there are people out there who live like that ;). I spoke to folks around me, reached out to […]

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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 […]

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The Benefits of Pilates

The Benefits of Pilates.   If you haven’t heard of Pilates, where have you been?!  Pilates is having its moment in the spotlight right now, with celebrities such as Madonna and Lady Gaga extolling its virtues and who can forget Pippa Middleton’s Pilates bottom? So what makes Pilates so great and why should you do it? […]

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Pilates for Horse Riders – Part 1: The Importance of Breath

Numerous horse riders are beginning to use Pilates as part of their goal to improve their horse riding.   Pilates and horse riding have many similar aspects and compliment each other very well.  Horse riding, and particularly the ‘classical seat’, promotes good posture, a strong core andflexibility of the spine as well as balance and mindfulness.  All of these are improved […]