Balance is purely about the mind working in tandem with the body using a good technique. The body is important, but a perfectly fit and healthy body may not be able to balance if the mind is not focused.
EVERYONE…well, every human who lives on Earth, anyway…needs to work on keeping their spine healthy. For me, that means two things primarily: A strong core and a supple spine.
My great hope is that each of us shines a little brighter each day, and that we share that light with people who are in the darkness in that moment, and that on the days that our light is not as bright, we have people who share their light with us.
There are both short- and long-term benefits for improving your lung health and for practicing breathing.
If you have ever thought about meditation, maybe this is a good moment for you to try too. Let's try to send lots of peace, love and calm to the world together! And let's also remember to be kind to ourselves. There is no 'failing' at meditation. Try it and then let it go; the point is not to dwell or judge or criticize.
Pilates helped my with my specific back issue, but its focus on the core can help with many back issues and, even better, it can help prevent them from happening at all!
Today, I want to focus on another joint: the knees. As an instructor, knees come second only to backs in terms of areas people have chronic or acute problems with. When it comes to the joints we want to build the muscles around the joints to make them bear the load, not the joints and we want to protect the joints from wear and tear.
We want to build strength and flexibility in our practice, but above all else, as a teacher, I want to reduce the risk of injury: both acute and chronic.