“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit” : Joseph Pilates.

Breeze Life Coaching has created a workshop 'Mind& Body', combining Mindfulness and Pilates.

You can improve your overall well-being by working on your mind and body. Mindfulness teaches awareness in the present moment which is regularly practiced in Pilates. During the movements you use this awareness to help support and provide the correct movement pattern. By performing Pilates exercises you will improve your core strength, flexibility, posture, alignment, balance and coordination, circulation, muscle tone and the correct use of muscles

Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates and is a popular form of exercise. By performing a series of slow, defined exercises, isolated (groups) of muscles are strengthened. Pilates was found to increase Mindfulness and thereby improving your mood, quality of sleep and reducing levels of stress.

The exercises should be performed correctly, taking the time to establish the technique is more important than rushing through them. Greater awareness of the body and its sensations help to better perform the exercises. It is suitable for all levels of fitness.

The basic principle of Pilates is that the abdominal muscles, the so-called “core”, should be strong. Joseph Pilates has always maintained that without a strong core, it is impossible to have a strong body. If you are incapable of stabilising your core, it is impossible to effectively perform most exercises and it enhances the chance of injury. Correct spinal and pelvic alignment and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, help you to become acutely in tune with your body and learn how to control its movement. Proper breathing is essential in Pilates. Using the breath will help you to bring your attention to your body, you will be able to execute the movements precisely, with control and mindfulness.

Dr Ira van der Steenstraten has created a workshop 'Mind&Body', together with Marije Pathuis- Wahle, certified Pilates trainer. The duration is two hours in which the basic principles of Mindfulness and Pilates will be explained, combined with practical exercises.


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Cannon Hill 4170 QLD

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