Pilates + Life + Health

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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Uniform Development healthy living philosophy pilates principle Apr 13, 2022

Your Pilates Vase

I have no idea when you’re reading this but one Mother’s Day, the hubby gave me a bouquet of flowers, because I was already busy in the garden and couldn't...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Swimmng exercises matwork pilates Apr 06, 2022

What’s so great about swimming?

I’m not a swimmer, more like a flounder-er, but here are some things I’ve thought of:

  • you move forward
  • you’re in the water, yay...
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Pilates History - my fave bits exercises healthy living history pilates Mar 30, 2022

Let’s Talk About Joe because he's The Man behind the Method!

I'm writing this in March which is when the world-wide Pilates community celebrates the original 34 mat exercises that Joseph H....

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Hmmmmmm, Why It's Great to HUM healthy living life Mar 23, 2022

I have a morning ritual:

I either sit in my rocking chair and hum for five minutes or, if I'm going to the gym, do it in the car on my way there. Each time I hum, I pay attention and hum...

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Hone Your Home healthy living life matwork philosophy pilates Mar 16, 2022

- before we begin, yes, I will use the world's cutest cat as clickbait and yes I also used her in my last post - her name is Tish, short for Morticia - but this post starts not with her but with...

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