Learning to move is a bit like learning to breathe, I mean we do it all the time so why should we ‘learn’ how to do it. If you live with pain or restricted mobility or you struggle to pick up your kids or grandkids or have trouble doing up your bra or getting the shopping from the car to the kitchen learning some new movement patterns could really help.
Unfortunately going to any movement class at the gym is not going to teach you new movement patterns. It may make you feel muscles you never knew you had but to get a new movement pattern in your body you need a teacher and a modality that can take you there.
As a Pilates and Movement teacher I look at the importance of sensory input in gaining sensory awareness and the process of developing voluntary control over smaller muscle groups to improve movement patterns.
One of my clients said this about my Pilates mat classes:
“It’s not just a movement class where I follow choreography. I learn movement concepts that I take into my body and they stay with me through the week. The classes are part of a learning journey that is happening in my body.” Diane, 57 years.
Another client said this:
“Each week it feels like I learn new things that are layered on the week before. It is related but it is new, so I don’t get bored and I keep learning.” Cathy , 42 years.
Find a movement teacher that inspires this level of awareness in your body, so your body begins to teach you about how it wants to move. This is the difference between giving a hungry person a fish (a set of exercises) and teaching them how to fish (developing sensory motor awareness for voluntary control).
To try a Pilates mat class in Byron Bay with me, Brigid Pearse click here for class schedule and contact information.
Brigid Pearse is a Pilates and Movement teacher in Byron Bay and Ballina. ‘My passion is to help people reduce their pain through movement.‘