SLOWING DOWN TO ACHIEVE POWER!
When I work with students one of the top goals is to increase the power of the breath. Becauese we live in a stressed out world our bodies take a beating for our lack of doing the most fundamental bodily function very poorly, We fail to breathe the way we were designed to. We are shallow puffers and unaware of how we breath, even though it is our life force.
As a Pilates instructor one of my top goals is to show my students how to connect with their breath, they learn that by slowing down the breath they become more aware of every movement when this happens they feel their muscles and are more aware of how they are moving this is when change happens. I see people come into class just set on getting through the session they are never really in the room, their minds are on the other things going on in their lives, they have no idea what their body is doing. In order to talk about their body these people will have to look at it in order to make the connection. My goal is to change this and to show my student how to connect with the breath by doing this everything else will follow.
Pilates is not like any other exercise but once the basics are learned, practiced and challenged on a regular basis it will increase your endurance, increase body awareness, build long strong muscles, will aid in injury prevention, increase flexibility, reduce stress and leave the student with an overall feeling of well being.
Pilates in Three Words
““Strength, Stretch and Control
And the Control is the most important part because it makes you use your mind”
First generation teacher Romana Kryzanowska”” (Pilate Style Magazine, March 2012)
Control comes from the breath.
More than Pilates……
Being interested and actively eating as healthy as possible and in the active in health and care of our planet for about 30 years, I am so happy to see some really great information coming out in the form of facts and research that support and explain how we can live a sustainable healty way of life without going broke. I am not here to preach about environmental beliefs, I would like to recommend a couple of really great videos that may give you some food for thought.
The facts are in we are fatter and sicker at a younger age every year, Why is this? We have bought into a way of thinking that there is someone else- mainly our doctors and the newest drug- will heal us make us better, and that we hold no responsibility for our own health, but this is not the truth and we are seeing the results in this way of thinking with a rise is preventable diseases the further we move away from our accountability we become sicker and weaker not only as individuals but as a society.
“There will come a time when we will sit down to the banquet of our consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson
These videos can be found on Netflix and Amazon. I have seen a couple at Redbox, Comcast demand may also have them.
Fork over Knives
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
New Mat class schedule
|Learn the basics - this is the foundation|
|Tuesaday||9 - 10||Foam Roller *Level I||Build strong lean muscle and flexibilty intergating basic principals using the foam roller|
|Tuesday||10:30 - 11:30||Beginners Matt
||Learn the basics - this is the foundation|
|Tuesday||4 - 5||Matt * Level II||Building on the basics using props|
|Wednesday||12:30 - 1:30||Beginners Matt||
|Thursday||9 - 10||Beginners Matt||
|Thursday||10:30 - 11:30||Foam Roller *Level I||Build strong lean muscle and flexibilty intergating basic principals using the foam roller|
|Thursday||4 - 5||Matt Level * II||Building on the basics using props|
|Friday||9 - 10||Beginners Matt||Learn the basics - this is the foundation|
|Friday||10:30 - 11:30||Matt Level * II||Building on the basics using props|
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