The Canary

Most of us have one.  Some of us have more than one. The canary is that spot in our body that will complain/hurt/show discomfort first.  Not the happy hurt of a well-worked muscle, but the unhappy hurt of something being ‘wrong’.  We may not…

Parameters

One of the fundamental body principles that I live and work by is that our bodies love us and will do their utmost to do what we ask of them. The trick of it is in what we ask of our bodies.  Too often…

6 Impossible Things

Me instructing: “Okay, slide your hip bones up…” “Let your shoulders settle down onto your ribs…” “Find just a hint of that upper ab engagement…” “Let the movement begin from your sacrum sliding down through your pelvis…” “Keep your neck long…” “Breathe in and…

Confessions of a Pilates Instructor: Overworking

Sometimes I am an idiot. I have a strong personal belief in rest, recuperation and reflection.  Taking time to rest the body allows for a form of reset, an integration of what my body has been working on and learning, from the unraveling of…