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The Purpose of a Bind is to Discover There is no Bind.

By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Part I The deep “binding” stretches of Pilates and Yoga challenge body and mind to learn balance in their work together. Releasing chronically held tension takes the patience of repeated invitations and acceptance of the often minimal response. Dissolving the tension is the immediate goal, and certainly the most obvious…

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So What Shapes the Mind? – Part 2


  Part two: Focus of Intent   Is it a great thing to learn to deal with discomfort? Yes! Because eventually you may discover that there are very few real emergencies in life and fitness training is not one of them. The acceptance of discomfort opens the door of physical possibility. It is not an…

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So what Shapes the Mind -Part 1

“The mind shapes the body.” – Joseph Pilates So What Shapes the Mind? Part One: Clarity of Purpose How does repeatedly pushing and beating up the physical body to the point of failure, injury, breakage, or loss prove anything other than perhaps a compulsive tendency of the mind? If you let the mind goad you…

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Strength and power, are they the same?

Strength and power are often confused and have been used at times interchangeably in the world of exercise. It has been helpful for me to understand the differences and their role in “training” by pairing each with their balancing partner. The partner of strength is flexibility. Strength is like a bridge. Flexibility is like a…

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Pilates & Movement: Learning Your Body’s Natural Language

Reformers, Pilates Studio Classes, Tucson

I’ve had the great pleasure to learn my body’s natural language over the more than twenty years of practicing and teaching Pilates and movement, the last 15 while running a small business in Tucson. The human body is a terrific teacher. It is also a miraculous, complex mystery that most of us know very little…

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Tai Chi for pain relief Part 1

 By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder Tired of the constant pain in your body? ” Do you wake up with your back aching, knee pain, muscle and joint pain? Do you constantly rely on painkillers or ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for relief? Are you worried about the effect it has on your kidney and liver but you…

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Heart rate monitor to train awareness.

Using a Heart rate monitor

The success of a heart rate monitor in training depends on what you seek from the tool. All the gadget itself can do is display and record how fast your heart beats. It does not choose what to do with the information, and cannot decide how you feel in certain circumstances. The key to re-purposing…

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