Change Your Workout to Change the Way You Feel
Do you find yourself challenged with changes in your life?
Life, especially in today's world, presents trials that we have to learn to adapt to. Changes and challenges come at us that may cause us to move from our comfort zones into new unfamiliar territory. When people lose their capacity to cope successfully, they can experience negative stress.
It is often said that exercise is one of the best antidotes to stress. I have certainly found this to be true, not only from my own experience but with many of my clients. With my Pilates workouts, I find the combination the breathing, concentration, and the actual physical workout to be especially supportive to my mental well-being.
Pilates offers a unique stage for quieting the inner rooms of busyness, and clearing out the clutter of distraction. As Americans, we pride ourselves on being able to cope with it all, working long hours, slaving away at the gym, all while trying to maintain a family unit.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness.” Joseph Pilates made this statement in his Pilates handbook, Return to Life Through Controlology in 1945. Mary Bowen, one of the originating elders of Pilates, puts it this way, “As I practice, teach and observe (the Pilates Method), there is always a spiritual uplift and buoyancy that comes from the work.