Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on good posture, control, balance, flexibility and the coordination of mind and body.
Pilates will help you to re-balance your body. You will be much more aware of your body, you will find your weaknesses, strengths and those tight areas. The exercises will allow you to focus on your alignment and posture as you do each exercise, and they will stretch and mobilise those tight areas. Additionally it will teach you to breathe efficiently which is very important for energy and relaxation.
After 3 deep and I have to say painful treatments I never had a problem with it again. From this point I decided to specialise in Dance Science studying Pilates in more depth and biomechanics of the human body. I graduated in 2006 and went on to study Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at NLSSM graduating in 2007.
Meanwhile I worked as a dancer and dance teacher until 2008 when I started working for Inline Heath based at The Sweatshop Running Store, Newnham Court that I now own and run. I trained as a Pilates Matwork teacher in 2009 with Pilates Foundation UK gaining my qualification in July 2010.
Yoga has always been a hobby in the background and I always said if I was going to teach it I would trai to do it in India. So In 2014 I went out to India to train with Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa. It was the best decision of my life. I fell in love with Yoga more than I ever thought I would. Due to my anatomical background I went into it with an anatomy head and then realized the other effects beyond physical that this practice can give you and I now strive to share and pass on all those benefits to others.
Movement is precise so intense focus is needed on the entire body to connect the mind and body.
Every aspect of every movement is controlled. You will learn to be aware of your body and its position at all times.
There are a group of muscles in the centre or “core” of your body where every movement should start from. The muscles include the transverse abdominals, multifidus, pelvic floors and diaphram. A controlled centre is important.
Flowing movement with smooth transitions.
If the movement is not performed properly in a good posture it loses its benefits. It is my job as the teacher to make sure all participants are precise.
The intake of oxygen is very important during exercise and in everyday life. It feeds the body with energy and aids relaxation.