BREATHE, BREATHE IN THE AIR

Ever notice the rhythmic quality of our breathing? The inhale usually will match the exhale in length. This is not random. The heart beats in a perfectly metrical endless pattern (until it actually does end). Even though the intake of oxygen actually creates the heart’s activity, it is the rhythmic nature of the heart’s pulse… continue reading

ONLY SHADES OF GRAY

Not to worry. What is unclear today, will make better sense tomorrow. Having a hard time figuring out the mechanics of a particular exercise? All that is required is a bit of patience and discipline to keep at it. When it comes right down to it, we need to allow the time for muscle memory… continue reading

PLEASE RELEASE ME

Every so often you might listen to your body. It could be begging for attention and you don’t even know it. An ache here, a creak there. Maybe it hurts to stand up even? Your muscles need, I mean NEED daily release from the enormous  daily-physical responsibilities that we all experience. Please hear the plea!!

TELL ME

IS IT SAFE? “Is what safe?” The health of your dental state. “How does that relate to Pilates?” It’s like this: Our teeth are in the bone family; our gums are in the muscle family. As we have learned from our study of The Method, strong muscles = strong skeleton…..so why should we not apply… continue reading

TALL IN THE FAMILY

Do you feel taller than most? Always looking down at people? You may be in for trouble in later years. Why? A little physical force called gravity. It’s trying to pull us all down. We just don’t know it. We don’t feel it until it’s too late. You see, the skeleton has some serious weight… continue reading