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Moving in the Right Direction

Movement is attractive

Jan 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

What attracts you? The definition of attraction is the feeling of being drawn near, or to become the focus of one’s attention. When the body is...

Movement & Meditation for the holidays

Dec 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

Please take a moment to think about the ways you move … sitting, standing up, standing and bending forward, walking or running motion, driving and...

The right remedy for chronic pain

Aug 4, 2013 / 5:00 am

Are you injured? Do you have chronic pain in a particular area? Does the pain come and go depending on what activities you do? Does the discomfort keep you from...

How do I get moving after an injury?

Jun 23, 2013 / 5:00 am

Getting moving after an injury is a problem many people face; whatever interests and activities they pursue. You are not alone! Whether you are a weekend...

Our brains are created to move

Apr 7, 2013 / 5:00 am

Movement is fundamental to human life. In fact, movement is life. Contemporary physics tells us that the universe and everything in it is in constant motion. A...

Accountability and exercise

Feb 20, 2013 / 5:00 am

Do you need accountability with your exercise program? I know I do. I think most of us do if we really want to accomplish challenging goals. For many, adhering...

Health & fitness tips for the holidays

Dec 29, 2012 / 5:00 am

I know it's hard to maintain your healthy regimen over the holidays, but if we don’t keep some measure of discipline over our choices during this...

Exercise for the brain

Dec 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

Why do you exercise? Is it because you like it, or maybe ‘cause it helps you fit into your jeans, or is there a social aspect that drives your choice to...

Improve immune & detox systems

Nov 18, 2012 / 5:00 am

Exercise improves a lot of things. Magazines, newspapers, the news, and your family doctors and health practitioners are all shouting the benefits of exercise....

Posture

Nov 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

Of the 4 postures pictured, which best depicts your posture? As a movement therapist and consultant, I can make a lot of exercise suggestions just by looking...

Detoxify

Oct 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

Detoxifying the body is kind of like giving yourself an oil change every 7000km. Harmful levels of toxins (gasses, acids, bacteria, cholesterol, metals, free...

Pilates vs. yoga

Sep 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

There is a tremendous amount of interest these days in doing yoga and Pilates together. Both are very sophisticated systems of integrative exercise with a lot...

Naked yoga

Sep 9, 2012 / 5:00 am

Yoga offers many different styles of practice. Some like it fast (Ashtanga), some like it slow (Restorative), some like it exacting (Iyengar), some like it...

Joseph Pilates Principles: Part 3

Aug 12, 2012 / 5:00 am

This is the third part of a three-part series of Joseph Pilates philosophic/conceptual principles. The first part was his definition of physical fitness, the...

Joseph Pilates' Contrology: Part 2

Jul 29, 2012 / 5:00 am

I am writing a 3-part series of Joseph Pilates’ philosophy of wellness. The 1st part explained Jo’s definition of physical fitness – the...

Joseph Pilates memoirs: Part 1

Jul 15, 2012 / 5:00 am

The Pilates movement is turning out many styles of training, not unlike yoga. But unlike yoga which is 1000s of years old, Pilates is only about 80 years old....

Mind, body, soul and spirit

Jun 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

I just recently spent four days at an exclusive, executive health retreat called Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Tucson, Arizona. While there, I partook in many...

Vigour and vitality

Nov 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

I recently spent four days at an exclusive, executive health retreat called Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Tucson, Arizona. While there, I partook in many lectures...

Pilates and our body: Part 1

Oct 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

The Pilates movement is turning out many styles of training, not unlike yoga. But unlike yoga which is 1000s of years old, Pilates is only about 80 years old....

Strength for life

Oct 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

Give me strength! But what is strength? Have you ever stopped to consider what is strength and how do you know when you are strong? Is strength measured on how...

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