Many individuals embarking on the Pilates path wonder “Where did the name Pilates come from and what does it mean”? The name came from Joseph Hubertus Pilates, the genius who created this brilliant exercise system. Did you know that he actually named the system ‘Contrology’? The name never caught on. People have always gone to Pilates […]
Chia seed puddings are delicious and pack a nutritional punch. They take only a minute or two to prepare at night and you wake up to an awesome breakfast. The portions here may seems small but the pudding is rich and stays with you. Savor it slowly. I find eating a chia seeding pudding before […]
I love this quote and I love Anais Nin. Stop letting your self-imposed limitations get in the way and let yourself become the greatest version of yourself. Tell your inner critic to take a back seat. It’s time to move forward, embrace change, and blossom.
It took a habit to make that pattern. It’s going to take a habit to break that pattern.
– Gray Cook
In 1976 Dr. Irwin Korr stated: “The spinal cord is the keyboard on which the brain plays when it calls for activity. But each ‘key’ in the console sounds not an individual ‘tone’ such as the contraction of a particular group of muscle fibers, but a whole ‘symphony’ of motion. In other words, built into […]
A brilliant quote by Dr. Mark Hyman. Love it!
I’m usually a woman on a mission. Years ago I decided that I wanted to be a yogi. We were living in Australia at the time. My husband was busy working and I had a glorious year off from my job to do whatever I wanted. After a couple of days of relaxing I began […]
I saw this quote of facebook and it really resonated with me. Thank you to Marc David and Emily Rosen of the Psychology of Eating for these words of wisdom. I love trail running and occasionally racing so I really understand the pleasure that can arise from pushing – pushing really hard to explore your limits […]
There’s a secret ingredient to Pilates. Ready? It’s called OPPOSITIONAL ENERGY. I’ve also heard it called THE TWO WAY STRETCH. It’s transformed my practice and I hope it will bring something wonderful to yours. It’s really simple. Imagine an elastic band. You have to pull in two directions to get length. Imagine pulling on only […]
What is Pilates? I think most people would see it as a system of exercises on the mat and on some crazy looking machines that make the body stronger, longer, and more flexible. I think this answer is true but it’s sitting on the surface of something far deeper. Joseph Pilates was a visionary and […]