The practice of conscious movement enables automatic movement patterns become more co-ordinated, efficient and therefore respectful of the body’s abilities and deficiencies.
Performing Pilates based movement enables the body to be ‘seen’, to be checked, to be balanced and nurtured. Increased body awareness and appreciation for how movement occurs is a vital part of the practice.
For me, Pilates is about movement. Natural, flowing, co-ordinated, balanced and mindful……. The body’s ability to move is taken for granted, only pain and inability makes us realise that usually our body just tries to keep up with our head and the brain is too busy to take much notice!