Pilates this week is about strength. Full body power from the inside out, in many positions and flowing from one to another. It doesn't matter who you are, or how strong you feel, the best position for you will be discovered in each and every move. Always knowing and feeling that everything you do in class is good for
Breathe, feel, connect, move, stabilise, control, lengthen and release at AllSaintsWestDulwich, DavidLloydBeckenham and TheRoyalAcademyofDance. Everything we need to keep mobile, strong, centred and, what's brilliant is, we do it for ourselves. Empower your knowledge of your body, message your body and benefit by feeling good all over. See you in class.
When you hear the term pelvic floor, do you think of women or men? The pelvic floor is not gender specific! It's an essential muscle group for us all. Where is it, what is it, why do we need to exercise it, how can we best activate it and be sure we're activating it enough? Join me, as
What can we control in our lives? Anything? Nothing? Something? Can we take conscious control over our thoughts? Can we guide ourselves out of a flood of unhelpful thoughts? Can we take conscious control over our movement? Can we guide our bodies out of repetitive unhelpful everyday positions? We can. This week we'll take our minds to our bodies
Our muscles adapt, that's what they do. Do they always adapt in the best way for the body? Of course not, they adapt to what we do with them. In our Pilates sessions we are guiding our muscles. We set the path for them to adapt in ways that are useful. Ways that release tension, create space, tone and
So happy that classes resume this week and I very much look forward to seeing you. There is no break in our Pilates schedule until Easter, which isn't until the end of April. So, we have a good stretch of time to keep practising. Breath, control, strength, balance, conscious movement from the inside out, release for the mind and
"Watch a cat, as it lazily opens its eyes, slowly looks around, and gradually prepares to rise after a nap. First, it gradually rises on its hindquarters and then gradually lowers itself again, at the same time sprawling out on the floor, leisurely stretching its forepaws (with extended claws) and legs. Observe closely how all its back muscles actually ripple as it stretches and relaxes itself.... Observe, too, how cats sleep - utterly relaxed whether they happen to be lying on their back, side or belly, Contrology exercises emphasize the need for this constant stretching and relaxing"
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