I’m no stranger to knee pain. It’s why I started Pilates. Knee pain is frustrating because you feel it often and want to find a way to fix it. If you’re a runner or walker you want to be able to keep moving and find joy in your movement. It’s still possible to do the activities you love without slowing down for a nagging pain.
Before Pilates it’s common to have some concerns and questions. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible when beginning this new movement practice. Continue reading to learn what others have asked in the past and how I can help you begin to move without pain!
Do you find yourself sitting for long periods while knitting or crocheting? The urge to say one more row is real and sometimes it’s hard to stop even if your body says it needs a break. Knit and crochet are so relaxing for the mind and the body and can have the same benefits byContinue reading “How to Relieve Pain from Knit and Crochet”
Do you currently experience stress during your workday or daily life? The situation we’re in can be tough and if you find yourself having extra stress, you’re not alone. Stress can be the cause of low back pain in addition to movement patterns and it’s affecting your psoas. There are a few simple ways toContinue reading “Try this Exercise to Release Stress & Tension”
Building your Pilates practice takes practice and planning. When starting something new, it’s best to do it often to keep progressing. To help you continue practicing on your own, read my tips below on how to make it easier to practice and stay consistent.
Hygge is something practiced in Denmark. The people of Denmark are at the top of the charts for the happiest people in the world. They are happy even when they live in darkness for a good portion of the year. So how are they so happy? One word: Hygge. I love Hygge. Hygge is theContinue reading “Hygge: Mindfulness, Cozy, and Comfort”
During your Pilates session online or in person, you will notice the use of imagery. Imagery is visualizations for how your body moves, looks, and feels. These images help you do the movement with ease. They enhance your movement just like the way spices enhance your food. While doing a private session you can’t alwaysContinue reading “Why is Imagery Used in Pilates?”
Change is the only constant in life. When I became a Pilates Instructor I went through changes mentally and physically. Some changes with Pilates were positive and some were negative. When I realized some of the negative changes were caused by stress they went away. Change happens through movement, physical and mental, and it’s up to us to know how to handle that change.
The results you see and feel in Pilates seem small but have lasting effects! Your mindset for your body and abilities improves, movements are easier and without pain, and you begin a lifelong practice. Private sessions, online and in person, will help you achieve your individual results. The results of Pilates change you, inside and out, which makes it a mind and body exercise.
When starting something new, especially exercise, there are a lot of questions at the forefront of your mind. No matter the question, it is not silly to ask! Questions help you learn and prepare. If you’ve never heard of Pilates there’s a lot to take in at first. Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates? Online Pilates or in person? To put your mind at ease and answer some of your questions before taking your first session, read below to learn more about Pilates and to provide insight into your Pilates journey.