Mind Body

Get Your Head in the Game

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Anatomy, Goals, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body, Pilates | 0 comments

While we don’t have the lucky benefit of fourteen vertebrae in our neck, a little focus on where we look especially during spinal exercises can make a critical difference in the quality of movement. Here are some quick Pilates Tutoring Tips on keeping your head and neck in the game for a successful Pilates practice and healthy exercise movement.

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Tune-in and Tune Up

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Balance, De-Stress, Goals, Mind Body | 0 comments

The sun is rising later and setting earlier now. All the indications of autumn are making their presence known. Shifting gears into this season means adjusting to different temperatures, changing over to soups and comfort foods, and tuning-in to your favorite TV series with fresh new episodes. While those shows have you hanging on the edge of your seat, it’s also an ideal time to revitalize your workout and check-in with your body! Here are 5 ways to tune-in for a tune-up:

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Go for that C in class!

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Get Toned!, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

Since Back-to-School season is here, there’s no time like the present to offer up some Pilates Tutoring Tips on how best to achieve the abdominal connection, length through the spine and the proper alignment for this position. It’s one used often in Pilates classes, on the Mat, Reformer, and other pieces of studio equipment.

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The Foundation of Breath

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

Joseph Pilates said, “Breathing is the first act of life, and the last… above all, learn how to breathe correctly. “ Pilates had asthma as a child, and so it seems in his passion for health and wellness, he established Breathing as one, or perhaps the foundation of all principles in his Method.

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1-2-3 Breathe

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body, Pilates | 0 comments

What do you do approximately 20,000 times a day without even thinking about it? Breathing is possibly the most important and essential function of the body. Oxygen flows in, and we make the exchange, eliminating the carbon dioxide waste. Breathing is linked with the mind-body connection and is also, not surprisingly, one of the 6 Pilates Principles.

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Summer Reading List for the Body

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Anatomy, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body, Pilates, Summer | 0 comments

What is the summer without a good book to tote along to the beach, pool, or simply take to that hammock swinging beneath the trees in your own back yard?  I’ve ‘raided’ my personal library to entertain my crave for summer reading and I thought I’d share some of the titles sitting in my reading basket.  Yes, I keep an actual basket of reading materials by my bed-side – shocker – not everything is on my iPad! So, I’m kind of a body geek, you might imagine, and truth is I don’t really read a ton of fiction.  Because of that, my list is rather inspired by latest pursuits with respect to fascia –...

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