Pilates is much more than just a form of exercise. It is a holistic practice that promotes physical & mental well-being, helping people improve their overall quality of life. While Pilates is not a “magic pill” that will solve all of life’s problems, it can help bridge the gap, to connect mind & body for better health. Here are 10 Ways that Pilates Can Help Support Better Mental Health:
Have you ever been on an emotional rollercoaster of highs & lows? Can you remember how your brain and body felt during this time? Did you take care of yourself? Eat healthy foods? Exercise? Get plenty of rest, sunshine, and fresh air? Or did everything you...
What is Stress? Stress is an instinctual and normal response from the body when forces beyond our control affect our world. Stressors can be physical, or emotional, and can be self-induced, created by our interactions with other people, situations, or our environment....
Meditation for health enhancement is a mind-body practice that has been used for thousands of years in Eastern religious and spiritual traditions. Generally speaking, meditation is a way of clearing the mind of distracting thoughts and emotions to increase physical...
When was the last time that you sat down and really thought about your definition of what wellness means to you? Have you ever written down your thoughts, ideas, and personal definition? Do you think of wellness only from the standpoint of how you look, or being a...
Have you ever heard the term "Monkey Mind" and laughed with the visual of a bunch of monkeys jumping around being crazy and wild? And can you relate to a feeling of having those little monkeys running around in your head causing your thoughts to bounce from one thing...
AHHHHH... The Great Outdoors! I find that nothing helps adjust my mental attitude like time spent outside in Nature paired with some vigorous physical activity. It might be a walk, skate around the park, jog, bike ride, or self-taught "circuit boot camp" (stopping at...
Last weekend a friend handed me a book to read, and as I started it....I wondered why it hadn't crossed my radar sooner! On the cover it states: "Within minutes these techniques trigger health-producing effects for: Cancer Prevention & Reversal, High Blood...
Creating new habits takes time and patience. We'd all like to find that magic pill, or flip a switch and instantly have things be better. Well unfortunately not much in life works that way. The choices we've made have gotten us this far, our new choices will...
Here's a Quick Tip to Help Manage Stress... Allow an extra half-hour for everything you do! If you normally schedule all of your appointments and daily chores back-to-back, having one appointment run long will get you off track for the rest of the day. That feeling of...
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