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FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

Remember your first Pilates experience? I do. Earth-shattering…yeah? Door-opening…remember? Life-changing…etc., etc., etc? So what happened? Where did that initial inspiration go? Where have all the good times gone? More important…how do we get it back? Does this, eerily, resemble a romantic relationship? Does Pilates really mirror life to an exact degree? Only if you look… continue reading

STRONG ENOUGH FOR A WOMAN

BUT MADE FOR A MAN. Ah, yes…..Contrology. The technique invented by a man; hijacked by women. It’s a little ironic that so many modern men view The Method as “girly”. Ok, I understand that to most guys, the less “education” needed, the better. Ladies, FYI, all men, to some degree, lack a serious attention span,… continue reading

SOMETIMES

ALL I NEED IS THE AIR THAT I BREATHE. Well, actually, all the time….. Draw it into your body. O + solar energy = us (basically). Take a little; take a lot…..again, a wide variable. Try to err on the side of Big (or go home). Oh, and it goes with exercise like chocolate goes… continue reading

BRUSH LIMBO

If you ever perused J. Pilates’ published writings, you may have stumbled upon a little paragraph dedicated to bathing “correctly”. I find this hidden nugget of advice quite intriguing, and, as I have tested it, to be absolutely effective. As it turns out, it ain’t about the soap. It’s about the exfoliation and rejuvenation of… continue reading

COUNT SCAPULA

THERE ARE TWO. “One…..ONE SHOULDER BLADE!…..” “Two…..TWO SHOULDER BLADES!!……AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH!!!!!!!!” “Where are you taking us with this?” Well, the scapulae provide a very specific muscular awareness/set of manipulations. “Such as?” Did you ever notice the inherent, independent flexibility of the scapulae as they relate to the rest of the… continue reading