I know it sounds a bit far fetched but bear with me. Pilates can develop better mind body connection, encourage relaxation through a focus on breathing and flowing movements.
It is well understood by people who do Pilates regularly that there is an afterglow. An all over feeling of wellbeing, inside and out that permeates everything. There are the well-known and documented benefits of regular exercise, then with Pilates you get something extra.
In Pilates the focus is on the smaller muscle groups that support the larger muscles. Working the body in balance so that the back body supports the front and the front body supports the back.
Pilates movements lengthens the muscles whilst building strength, so as not to just build muscle bulk. This approach also supports the tendons and the joints, leading to less ‘wear and tear’ in the body.
For these reasons and more there is a particular feeling of salubrious satisfaction that comes from practicing Pilates. I firmly believe the more people who get to experience this sense of wellness; the less conflict will be present.
The more people who prioritise their own physical needs over buying more stuff / objects of desire/ clutter, the less rubbish that will need to go to landfill.
These are some of my motivations as a teacher. I strive to give my clients this sense of wellness, in a way that develops a deep body mind connection and contributes towards world peace .
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