Can Pilates Make You Happy

We’ve always known that moving makes us feel better. For cardio lovers, it’s the endorphins generated by the run. For yoginis and other MindBody practitioners, it’s the mental and physical “release” they feel with the practice. Intuitively we know our emotions affect our motion – we dance when we’re happy and curl up in a […]

Bounce Your Way to Healthy Aging

When I think about how children play, the word bounce comes to mind – skipping and jumping or even sitting supposedly still – they are bouncing.   In contrast, as we get older, we have poverty of motion and struggle to move with ease and grace. The good news is that we can train the bounce […]

Constantly Injured? Here’s the Fix

Why do some people age well and others not so much? Undoubtedly genetics play a role, but the way we care for our bodies can make a big difference in whether we spring into old age or shuffle our way there. Keeping the spring in our step – having a flexible, resilient, balanced body that […]

The Sixth Sense

You know them. Five senses of sight, sound, scent, taste and touch. Now a sixth emerges – the sense of proprioception or knowing where your body is in space. Like the eyes for sight or ears for hearing, the anatomic structure for proprioception is the fascia.   In its’ capacity as a multidimensional body wide web, […]

Find Your Fountain of Youth

Picture in you mind the amount of time spent “bouncing” from childhood to adulthood to seniorhood. As children, we bounce all the time – walking, running, jumping, falling down the stairs. Young bodies are elastic, resilient and relatively resistant to overuse injuries. Why do we lose that playful quality? And what the heck is it […]

Why Am I So Stiff In The Morning?

Like the Tin Man, many of us shuffle out of bed in the morning looking for the nearest can of oil to get the body moving. A cup of coffee and a hot shower usually do the trick but an occasional body part can be stubborn with pain and stiffness lasting for hours. And if […]

Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Healthy Hips – Anterior Glide Syndrome

The hips are said to be the seat of our emotions – that we carry unresolved emotional trauma in the pelvis. I don’t know if that’s exactly true but our hips certainly aren’t allowed to play much. Our modern lifestyle favors a seated position with legs crossed or at least tightly adducted – rarely do […]

Equipment Pilates: Five Reasons to Give It a Try

Almost anyone can do it. The configuration of the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Tower, Chair, Cadillac & Barrels) gives you support where you need it and challenges you where you are strong. The repertoire can run the gamut from athletic conditioning of top athletes to restoration of posture and function in de-conditioned individuals. Many modifications are […]

Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Healthy Shoulders – Impingement Syndrome

Ask where most people feel pain, discomfort or stress in their body and the shoulders are sure to come up. Anatomically remarkable, the shoulder girdle performs an amazing array of movements from rocking a new born baby to swimming to throwing a fast ball over a hundred miles an hour. But this flexibility comes at […]

Stay Balanced through the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and so may be your emotions. Balancing our emotional state or our energetic body can be particularly challenging at this time of year. Taking lessons from the ancient energetic systems can provide a holistic pathway for soothing your soul during a hectic holiday season. Most of us are […]