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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I AM… and I become or maintain exactly what follows. Words are powerful.

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey The words that come after I AM are powerful messages that you give yourself.  Those words can determine your attitude, your ideas about self worth, your opportunities and, over time, bring either great joy and success or much sorrow and pain. You are cordially invited to spend a day…

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Genevieve on Back System equipment

Simple Solutions for Back Pain – #10 Hamstring Stretches

Stretch #2- Hamstring Stretch  Back System3 Keeping the hamstrings stretched is an important part of maintaining lumbar flexibility. Tight hamstrings, gluteal and hip flexor muscles are often key components of back pain. Even if you’re not in pain,  (happy times) it’s important and extremely helpful to maintain hamstring flexibility. Keeping your hamstrings long and released…

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Tai Chi for Pain Relief!

By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder Stop the Pain! Stop the NSAIDs and the Painkillers! Practice Tai Chi for pain relief. 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?…

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Simple solutions for Back Pain -#9 Triceps Stretch

  Stretch your Triceps and Shoulders Protect your shoulder joints while keeping your muscles flexible. If you’re not practicing this stretch already, consider: -Adding it to your morning routine after your back routine on the floor  (For my private clients using Back Care I book, add this triceps stretch at the end) -Before Walking or…

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Arms Lift Lower on Foam roller

Simple Solutions for Back Pain #8: Foam Roller Stretch & Arm Lifts

I’m in the process of completing a Foam Roller Series to post with the goal of launching it to you this winter. In the meantime, you can find many of the Foam Roller  exercises in the Back Pain Relief category of the Changing through Movement Blog. How the Foam Roller can help You stretch Chest and…

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Join Me for Wellness Weekend on the Summer Solstice!

I’m excited to be a part of the inaugural Wellness Weekend at Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City on June 20 and 21. Please join me, my sister Paula Taylor, and Cordelia Rose in this gorgeous natural setting nestled against New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. Change. Renew. Transform. Strengthen with daily Pilates classes Learn the…

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