Pilates and Perfect Health: The Path to Perfect Health begins April 2016!

  As many of you know, last August I became a Chopra Center Instructor. I am very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching the Perfect Health Program at  Body Fundamentals on 5 consecutive Sundays beginning this April 3, 2016. Every Sunday covers a different lesson, each building upon the other. The Perfect Health program…

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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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Recovering from an Injury part #3

By Guest Writer Diana Bailey “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self Guided Recovery   At a certain point, you may choose to guide your own program. If you look to activities that are familiar, enjoyable, and easy, the results are usually okay.…

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Recovering from an Injury- part 2

Recovering from an Injury-Part 2 By Diana Bailey To continue treating the body like a machine ensures installation or removal of a few parts over time. Approaching any injury with the attitude of “let’s get this over with” means it may be over or, at the very least end quite differently than was hoped. There…

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Recovering from an Injury -Part 1

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Part  1 “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama The Overview and Approach Personal and practical experience with a multitude of soft tissue injuries indicates that the attitude regarding rehab challenges does more to determine the outcome than even the…

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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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