JUGGLE THIS

I often make the comparsion between the art Contrology and the art of juggling. Gotta tense this, stretch that, firm up the other. How to keep all of them balls in the air? Well, like a juggling novice, a Pilates novice must start with one ball…..familiarizing with the abdominal work. Adding balls over the course… continue reading

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

A developed physique can be likened to a sturdy brick wall. Every solid hour of The Method = a new brick. Our bricks should be laid in a rather quick succession, lest our mortar weaken if too much time elapses between our attempts at masonry. The truth is, the wall will never be complete, thus… continue reading

TURN ON YOUR HEART LION

LET IT SHINE WHEREVER YOU GO. “Bit of a stretch on that one, iPal!” Yeah, well you’re gettin’ it by now….. Here it is: 824 years ago today (1188), England crowned their new king, Richard I (aka, Richard cœur de lion) at Westminster Abbey. He was actually French, England being merely part of his portfolio… continue reading

SQUEEZE THIS

See how happy we can be if we give our muscles a good, daily “squeeze”. Smiles tend to originate from the happy brain; it’s clear that happy muscles = happy brain. (Again, it’s interesting to note that the entire process actually begins with a deliberate mental decision.) We feel more resilient, calm, focussed, energized, sincere,… continue reading

THE FAST AND THE SPURIOUS

Hey! Slow the heck down. You’re missing everything! Pace, in the context of the higher levels, is one thing, but when you’re learning new exercises, or are new to The Method in general, TAKE YOUR TIME! A slow-train approach is best for any muscle-developing technique, but perfect for Contrology in particular. Bullet train must be… continue reading