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Concentration!

One of the 6 principles of Pilates – CONCENTRATION ( the others being Alignment, Breathing, Centring, Flow and Precision) –  was definitely tested in my classes this morning at Eardisland Village Hall  –  The toilets were being refurbished so we exercised to a back ground of drilling, sawing and whistling workmen! :0 It was a test to stay focused for all of us and block out external distractions!

Concentration is my favourite Pilates principle at the moment because it gets us  ‘IN THE MOMENT’. When we move with our breathing it’s hard to think of anything else……that mental chatter that most of us experience to some degree every day ceases to be in control. For 1 hour we can forget that to do list, and focus on our bodies. For 1 hour we can stop trying to work stuff out, and go with the flow. For 1 hour it doesn’t matter how you’re doing compared with your neighbour!! Pilates isn’t competitive, it doesn’t care! And the great thing is, it teaches us with practice, and if we allow it, to extend that mental state into every day life, then life flows as we MOVE BETTER,  FEEL BETTER….

Have a peace filled weekend folks x

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New Year Challenge

We’ve been focusing on 6 strength moves in classes this week,  which we’ll be practicing in each week for the rest of January to see how much we improve!  The challenge, should you choose to accept it! is downloadable here new-year-challenge    Join us for a more toned body and stronger core.knee-push-up-b-ex

 

Is your Pelvic floor up to the job?

certificate 001 Very interesting training day on Saturday on Pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction . It’s a bigger problem than anyone talks about, affecting 5 million people in the UK, men and women! The impact on lives can be huge. It’s the second most common reason for someone to be taken into a care home.  Guess what we’ll be doing lots more of in classes in January!