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On the path to Perfect Health: What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda: a 5,000 year-old healing system founded in ancient India. Derived from Sanskrit words “ayus” meaning “life,” and “veda” meaning “wisdom.” The “wisdom of life” that is Ayurveda is the foundation of the Perfect Health program and a way of living about which I’m passionate. Viewing our health as a state of “vibrant balance” instead…

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Recovering from an Injury #4

The Lesson in Taking the Time It Takes “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self-Guided Recovery To be pain-free is often confused with being ready to pick up right where you left off. The problem is that athletic skills require a commensurate level…

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Pilates 100 on the Foam Roller

Stevie

Many of you have asked: Can I practice the 100 on the Foam Roller?   Yes, absolutely. I like to work the 100 on the Foam roller in a progression. This is a fantastic way to challenge your balance while working your core. Instructions for the 100 on the Foam Roller Lift your arms to…

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How to approach yourself in movement.

Let your Brownies bake! By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Approach your work in Pilates with this general frame of awareness: First you organize yourself in the movement much as you would assemble and mix ingredients to bake. Second you refine the mix and maybe make a couple of adjustments.      The last and most…

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Some know it as energy

Yin and Yang

By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder More than any other time in the history of the world this is the time of awareness about the need to condition our bodies and increase our energy. The variety of types of ways to do so abounds, from Boot camp to Tai Chi; the craze is on. There are tried and…

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Taking it to the next level: The Wundas of Pilates Chair

PIlates Chair Quartet- Thursday Group

So first things first: I am not an exercise fanatic. You will not find me at the local gym 5x a week, churning out cardio, lifting a multitude of weights or pushing the squats (as much as I fantasize about regaining my 30-year old backside, reality is…). That said, I’m “into” the Pilates Chair; specifically,…

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Simple progressions from Bruce King.

Rules of The Bones Book Review

“This is a health rather than beauty book. Its purpose is to help you improve your movement habits for life. ”  – Bruce King. Just finished re-reading Bruce King’s powerful gem: Rule Of The Bones. I’ve spent many years with this small treasure and find myself returning to it often. In a world of extremes…

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Congratulations Suzanne Baron Helming!

    This past September was Suzanne’s 13th Pilates Anniversary. 13 years!!  I want  to congratulate Suzanne I and invite you to join me in celebrating her on this incredible milestone.  If you know her, please take a moment to recognize her with a comment below or message on our FB page. Congratulations wonderful Suzanne!  In the midst…

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Fighting Perfectionism

Mistakes are...

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey I have perfectionist clients, and I used to suffer from that…a lot. We can all at times torture ourselves with this idea that somehow, at some moment, everything will be better and my life will be happy and my body will be fitter if I could just do (whatever)…

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Congratulations, Lynne, on 10 years of Pilates!

Pilates, Perfect Health Studio, Tucson, Arizona

Congratulations, Lynne Dusenberry on 10 years of Pilates and Movement training at Body Fundamentals studio! Ten years ago today, Lynne started Pilates with us.  Since day one, she’s been a dedicated Pilates enthusiast and a loyal patron to Body Fundamentals. She is an amazing and inspiring woman in our Tucson community and one who we’re…

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