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5 Ways Pilates Can Support Your Mental Health

Pilates is often promoted as being great for ‘core strength’ or ‘reducing back pain’, both of which it certainly can do. (I know, as back pain was the main reason I took up Pilates in the first place). Through personal experience and in teaching clients in private and group settings, I now know that Pilates has consistently supported me in managing my own anxiety. The practice can be instrumental in supporting the positive mental health of others.Read More

The Influence Of Imagery On Neurobiology. This is Powerful!

A lot of the research in motor imagery supports that if you rehearse the movement before you do it, afterward it’s better.  That is very interesting, but what about going further back even into the emotional aspect? What about working with the limbic system and how it affects all that movement and working directly at the endocrine and cellular level and doing imagery there.  So instead of just looking at the results and then trying to find explanations, go directly into the tissue with imagery and see if that’s measurable. No one has ever done that, why not?  Read More

The Best Tools to Maximize Your Pilates Assessment

Advance your assessment skills with Brent Anderson! When assessing the Goal-Post, the client is asked to do three things: Stand up against the wall with their head against the wall, Bring the arms to 90/90, Bring the arms into a high “V” position. Read More