Pilates + Life + Health

Pillar of Health: Mindfulness healthy living life philosophy pilates pillar of health

It’s time to look at another of my Pillars of Health: MINDFULNESS

We’ve all heard the term bandied about but let’s clarify just what it is.

Ahem...

Mindfulness is to be fully...

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Remember: To Remember, Be Loud healthy living life

The Benefits of Reading Aloud - This is definitely a side track veering from the Pilates train but it interests me none the less...

I am a quick reader with one effect being that I retain very...

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Talismans, Memories, & Kindness healthy living life philosophy

Talismans, Memories, & Kindness - wowsers, it's a first! This post contains no Pilates references at all - just some musings on life and your health.

I’ve had two really close...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: Rolling Like A Ball exercises life matwork pilates

Bottoms Up: Rolling Like A Ball

There’s nothing I like better than to dissect a Pilates exercise, cross pollinate it to other Pilates exercises, and then check out how it helps us in our...

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Pilates Principle: Precision matwork philosophy pilates principle

Just to get it out there, the six (or eight or ten) generally accepted 'Pilates Principles' are an arbitrary list that do not come from Joseph H. Pilates himself but from teachers looking...

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Compounding Ourselves for the Better exercises life matwork philosophy pilates

As Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly sing, "from little things big things grow" (If you're a non-Aussie & not familiar with the song of the same title I suggest you check it out as a great,...

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Be Prepared! exercises life matwork philosophy pilates
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Walk the Walk healthy living life pillar of health

Questionable habit by your partner that annoys the crap out of you but later turns out to be a good thing? Check.

Let me explain...

Whenever the hubby and I would go shopping he'd park far, far...

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Pillar of Health: Community & Relationships healthy living life philosophy pillar of health

COMMUNITY. I’m sure it’s no surprise that having a strong community surrounding you is good for your health.

Having a sense of belonging to a community has shown to have a...

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Are You Tired? healthy living life pillar of health
 Greetings,
I almost didn't write this because my brain is a jumbled mess - this week I’m sleep deprived and unfortunately it’s of my own making.
 
How did this happen to...
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Pillar of Health: Movement healthy living philosophy pilates pillar of health

Are you sitting down? Well I am as I write this and I've just set a timer for 30 minutes, read on down and I'll tell you why.

There are some really simple things that we can do for our health but...

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Pilates Exercise Dive: uncovering Swan exercises history matwork pilates
beautiful swan photo by Matthew Henry   

When I first started doing Pilates and learned the names of the exercises I thought geez, Joseph Pilates liked animals.  

I heard that...

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