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 …

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 …

REVBarre

Choosing Boutique Fitness

Starting a fitness program, while intimidating for some, is as easy as 1-2-3! Step One: Deciding to exercise Congratulations! You’ve just made the decision to start exercising and pursuing your physical fitness. Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back because you just took your first step to living a healthier life. However, before you can book that …