Different and Insightful Looking at Pilates
I’ve been practicing and teaching mat Pilates for so long now, it’s easy to think I’ve heard (and read!) it all when it comes to this extraordinary method of exercise.
But once in a very great while somebody says something new. Something I haven’t heard before or viewed in quite the same way!
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This is one of those times. A short and wonderful read for anyone interested in just why Pilates is so special, so effective; so healthy. Not only that, this is the first post by the author, Anula Maiberg. I’ll be watching and waiting for more from Anula!
Have a look!
Pilates: What Is It And Why Bother?
…..It is a method, a workout, and a way of being. What the practice of Contrology, or Pilates, has to offer goes well beyond just a firmer physique. Your looks and the appearance of an elevated caboose is one of those amazing and highly welcomed side effects. But it still is that: a side effect. More akin to martial arts, gymnastics or ballet, Pilates is one of those methods where you have to fully immerse yourself… You simply can’t zone out, and it’s progressive, too – a skill baseline needs to be created and practiced in order to move on to more elaborate moves and skills.
The basics of the Mat work are simple, yet a lot harder to execute than they seem at first……
These basics build the foundation for everything – in life, but also in your Pilates practice. Think of it this way – you won’t become a Prima Ballerina without mastering 1st Position, or an Olympic swimmer without learning your strokes (and not to sink).
Sure, your hard work and accomplishments in Pilates may not earn you a gold medal, but there is a much bigger incentive – good movement patterns become available to you in your everyday life, and you gain improved health, and as Joseph Pilates liked to say “spontaneous zest and pleasure”…..
Whatever your favorite workout is – we can all benefit from a little self control… and no worries, looking a little better in your favorite outfit will happen, too.
Thank you Anula Maiberg for PilatesGlossy.com. For the entire post go to http://www.pilatesglossy.com/pilates-what-is-it-and-why-bother.