Pilates and Meditation

What is the Connection Between Pilates and Mindfulness Meditation?

Protecting us from our modern lifestyle Joseph Pilates (1883-1967), the founder of Pilates, believed that modern lifestyle was the root cause of chronic health issues1 – and it turns out he might have been right. An increasing amount of scientific research is being published on the topics of “diseases of civilization”2,3,4, “lifestyle diseases”5,6, “diseases of affluence”7,8, “hypokinetic (sedentary) diseases”9,10, and …

REV Instructors Share What They are Thankful for

Life can be hectic. We get so focused on the day-to-day that we can easily forget to express gratitude, which is why Thanksgiving is so special. It reminds us to take a step back and take a moment to appreciate things, both big and small. While REV Pilates Gym instructors may give a great deal on a daily to ensure …

Yin Yoga

The Power of Yin

ALL TISSUES NEED STRESS!  On the Yin Yoga website https://yinyoga.com/, Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers remind us that Yin Yoga is NOT intended to be Restorative Yoga. Yin includes long held, static poses (asanas) that stress the connective tissue (fascia) and over time allow them to be reshaped. The idea is for the practitioner to find that Goldilocks feeling in each of the shapes….not too much/not too …

First comes Reformer, then comes Mat

I am so tired of people telling me how easy Pilates mat classes are. If you’ve ever come to my Pilates mat class, those words have never come out of your mouth. People have been advised to begin their Pilates practice on the mat – possibly because it’s more accessible, possibly because it’s cheaper. Or, worst case scenario, because it’s …