Pilates + Life + Health

Pilates Principle: Flow exercises matwork philosophy pilates principle Aug 10, 2022

Go With The FLOW

Flow is one of the six, with a capital "P" Pilates Principles

Click >> HERE << for my blog on Concentration, and >> HERE << for the post on Precision.

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Side Leg Kicks exercises history matwork philosophy pilates teaching Aug 03, 2022

Side Leg Kicks - how I love you!

Here we go looking into #21 of Joseph Pilates' original 34 Mat exercises, The Side Kick.

I've just gone to my copy of Return To Life Through Contrology, Joe's book...

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Don't be an Ostrich healthy living life philosophy pilates teaching Jul 27, 2022

Well, well well,

The Schtudio* is almost done! (do I say that every couple of weeks?)

*shed + studio = schtudio 

This week the concrete surround is being poured and I am painting the interior...

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Reflections on Mirrors healthy living philosophy pilates teaching Jul 20, 2022

Reflecting on Mirrors - Are they Good or Bad? 

sorry but that pun was too obvious to resist... 


 

Don't you love it when you go to the hair salon and after they (thoroughly) wash...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Spine Twist exercises matwork pilates pillar of health Jul 06, 2022

Same, same, but different… SPINE TWIST the CIRCUIT BREAKER

 

Same:

One of the features of the Pilates Matwork is that when we move from one exercise to the next and change our...

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What Do You Expect?? healthy living life philosophy pilates Jun 29, 2022

EXPECTATIONS

Do the expectations we place on ourselves make us feel crappy or give us the feels??

 

this post does have a Pilates bent but *warning* you will have to read and read...

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Pilates Princple: Concentration life matwork philosophy pilates principle Jun 22, 2022

Do you have a hard time concentrating?

In this day and age let me assure you you’re not alone. There are so many things that distract us - yes indeedy.

So. Much. Information. (and the...

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3 Musings healthy living life philosophy pilates principle Jun 15, 2022

Celebrate Yourself!

Hey, I wrote this whole blog and then twigged that I'm massively repeating myself

You see, several months ago I wrote about the very same topic (in a slightly different...

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Improvisation (& Adaptation) life matwork philosophy pilates Jun 08, 2022

IMPROVISATION

Don’t worry, there will be no amorphous movement* expected of you here, that’s not the kind of improvisation I’m talking about.

*my deep apologies to all of my...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Neck Pull exercises matwork philosophy pilates Jun 01, 2022

Oh Neck Pull, how I struggle…

Neck Pull, #15 in Joseph Pilates’ original 34 matwork exercises is what I like to call a ‘kitchen sink’ exercise.

What I mean is that it's an...

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The Dreaded Exercise exercises matwork philosophy pilates May 25, 2022

Do you have a favourite Pilates exercise? Do you also have one you happen to dread?

If the Dreaded One gets left out of the class flow by your teacher are you excited? Relieved?

I definitely have...

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Pillar Of Health: Environment healthy living life philosophy pilates pillar of health May 18, 2022

It's your lucky day cause it's time to look at another Pillar of Health

Today we'll be talking about - drumroll please...

ENVIRONMENT

 

I think we can probably agree that...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Rollover exercises matwork pilates May 11, 2022

I really want to start this post with: “There were four in the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over, so they all rolled over and one fell out…”

 

Okay, now that...

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Operation Recombobulation healthy living life philosophy pillar of health May 04, 2022

RECOMBOBULATION: Regroup & Re-Set

I’ve just returned from an epic trip - a whole month in the USA seeing friends and family! I have to admit though, after a two + year Covid induced...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: The Hundred exercises matwork pilates Apr 20, 2022

What do that cute puppy and Julie Andrews have to do with The Hundred? Well, the puppy - besides being adorable - is in a pretty perfect 100 curl and Ms. Andrews said, I mean sang, ...

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