Pilates Exercise Lifestyle

Pilates Exercise Lifestyle
Pilates Exercise Lifestyle

Welcome to the world of Pilates Lifestyle.Your one stop resource for Free tips, exercises, news about Pilates and Lifestyle. Pilates Lifestyle News is about whats happening within the field of Mind Body practices. We will explore most of the popular practices in this field, for example Yoga,spirituality,Tantra,Health and much more. There will be features on exercise, healthy eating, super foods,sexual health..."how to give your partner ultimate pleasure" ,energy and Vitality.

Friday, 31 December 2010

Vertical Pilates with Yoga Ropes

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Pilates Teacher Training DVDs

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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Joseph Pilates and the Moderate Life

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Pilates Studio allows you to rejuvenate your mind and body

Learn to Pilates? You are boring (a) make itself only workouts at home? Looking for a Pilates instructor? Pilates Studio meets all these requirements helps you achieve your fitness goals. Gives you the opportunity to learn, grow, improve their knowledge of strength, flexibility, balance, and body. Provides a calm place to experiment with the approach of this movement, health and welfare body.

Due to increasing awareness and growth of this industry decision-making are evolved many Pilates Studio. Individually, they all offer the best. Highly qualified instructors are designed to meet the needs of customers. Carry out classes to teach individuals. Studios are equipped with different high-quality equipment for ease of Pilates exercises. Giving personal attention and design the program to meet the need of a client are its mission.The objective is to give maximum satisfaction and get the best resultados.El more Pilates Studio renamed are:

1. The Association of United States (U.S.P.A) Pilates: the aim and mission of U.S.P.A is to promote the highest standards in Pilates and vocational training for future generations.You have your program certification centre and teacher training. also is the exclusive license of Sean Gallagher in the United States of j. H. Pilates files.Follows the method Pilates authentic body conditioning.

2. Finetune Pilates Studio: is a bunch of highly qualified instructors of careful and creative specializing in one training Pilates.Se method located on Atlantic Avenue in the heart of the historic Brownstone Brooklyn.

3. The Aberdeen Pilates Studio: they believe in teaching customers how help mismos.Que educate your mind to understand his body.

4 PowerFlow Studio: this premier Studio offers Pilates exercise methods and Gyrotonic.También offers Pilates method as originally designed by Joseph Pilates and Gyrotonic created by Juliu Horvath.También certifier of Connecticut study offers certifications and training teachers in the classical Pilates method.

5 PHIT Pilates Studio: It strives to offer the quality of instruction in the Pilates method of exercise in a clean, friendly and non - competitive environment.

6. The Pilates evolution: are trained instructors to Stott Pilates, certification with the highest standards of the industria.Ofrecen via mat, reformer, private and specialized classes and provide individual attention.

With so many options available in the market should not be so difficult to choose the right one for you.

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Yoga is for Inflexible People

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Posted on November 1st, 2010

Yoga is for Inflexible People

Somewhere along the journey, yoga in the west has become identified as a stretching system which is only suitable for flexible people. The number of times I hear someone say ‘I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible’ has been enough for me to want to write about it, so that it can be shared not only amongst those who already do yoga, but those who don’t. I am sure that if you practice yoga, you have heard the same statement many times before. Perhaps we can turn this false belief around and hear them say:

‘I am inflexible, yoga is definitely for me’!

The physical side of yoga wasn’t developed for / by people who could do the splits and put themselves into knots. It was developed by people who started connecting to their body through movement and enjoyed it so much they spent more time moving and discovering their body’s full potential. As a result they became stronger and more flexible. Depending on what they started with (genes, bones structure, physiological tendencies, conditioning, lifestyle, etc…) and how much they practiced, some became capable of performing poses impossible for the majority of the population. Masters have shared their capabilities to ignite inspiration and although they succeeded in many cases, there are some for whom the goal seems so far away that they won’t even begin the journey (or stop as soon as they find their body’s limitations). The general belief that stops many from trying is : ‘I am not good at it’.

The whole point is: you don’t have to be good at it at all, it is good for you!!

We have been conditioned to want to do everything we do properly and at its best. Some would quite rightly say: unless you are prepared to do it badly you’ll never practice enough to perfect it. In yoga, we go one step further: you have to step aside and let aware movement and the breath do what is good for you. You don’t have to do anything!

Our body has its own intelligence and it does its best to heal and renew itself daily. However, our habits have created so much limitation throughout the body that we remain oblivious to, until we step on the mat.

In order to feel how these limitations get created, I’d like you to imagine wearing a leotard that covers the entire body from the toes to the top of your head. Now, imagine that it is getting tighter and tighter gradually (on a daily basis), but it happens so slowly that you don’t notice where your feeling of uneasiness is coming from. After years of wearing this slowly shrinking leotard, you start feeling uncomfortable so much so that you project this discomfort outside and, react accordingly. You do everything to forget this restlessness and go out of yourself to find a lasting escape from the feeling of being trapped inside. Out of nowhere, you start having difficulty to breathe, to sleep and you start having anxiety. All the things you’ve heard would worsen with age. As you see it happening around you all the time, you take it as a normality and give into it…

But perhaps there is another reason: Your fascia is like this leotard with the difference that it is not only around your entire body from the outside, but also around every cell, every muscle, tendon, ligament, organ….With age, with stress it tightens and in the same way that if you held one posture (let’s imagine sitting for hours on end), your leotard would lose its shape - your body’s fascia changes shape according to your habitual movement – or the lack of it. As the fascia looses its shape and takes on the shape of your habits, all the workings of the body are affected. I don’t believe this stops on a postural level, the fascia is very deep and hence all physiological systems are affected (circulation, nervous, lymphatic, glandular….). If you are not flexible, your fascia, your inner leotard has become very tight and is affecting how you breathe, think, relate to others and generally feel towards life.

Through yoga we start seeing the effect of our lifestyle in our body, we start seeing the habits that the body has picked up and we learn to undo those habits. As we work on opening and strengthening the body and freeing it from its tendencies, our mind is affected. As we feel more freedom inside, we start projecting this outwards and see the world as a better place to live in. As we feel more space in the body and the mind, our attitude changes, the world around us seems like a friendlier place and we start tuning into the wisdom of the universe; hence our life is enriched with more bliss than we could previously experience.

Open and expand the body and see for yourself how the world opens in front of your eyes. What you feel inside, is outside. What you see outside, is inside. If you want freedom and peace start by removing tension of the most tangible place you live in!!!

Many thanks to Dorna Djenab of Pranasana Yoga for providing this article. Click to learn more about Dorna Djenab.

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Monday, 27 December 2010

Pilates in Paradise

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Pilates Makes You Sweat

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Self-limitations We Impose On Upon Ourselves

If you have ever found yourself holding back on something you really wanted to do, you are familiar with self-limitation. Limitations can serve us in some ways, like reminding us that we don’t have the ability to fly off a roof and land safely on our feet; and they can confine us in other ways, by creating doubt and fear about our ability to create more fulfilling circumstances.

I would think that most of our self-limitations are easily identified as helpful or harmful; We can decide which we want to keep and which we want to discard.

Take a moment to think about your own perceived limitations. What do you believe you can’t do yet? What do you believe you’ll NEVER be able to do? Why do you think so?

Once you’ve identified as many of your limiting beliefs as you can; take a closer look at them. Are any of them hopelessly impossible, or do they just feel that way? Have other people been able to accomplish something that you want to accomplish? Have you accomplished anything in the past that was difficult? How did you overcome the obstacles you faced? Could you apply the same process to any goal?

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The techniques common fitness training of modern day Pilates

With Pilates became one of the forms faster growth of exercise fitness has received much attention in television, radio and even stars as Daisy Fuentes. From Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, a German national, there have been many different techniques developed, such as the popular techniques of Mari Winsor, Stott Pilates and even power Pilates.

Although there are many versions and techniques developed Pilate workouts each version focuses on core developed by Joseph Pilates.El goal of this article is to explore the basic movements and a modernday Pilates training techniques.


At the core of a Pilates training is that it extends and building flexibility to relieve stress on the joints and the muscles. the unique thing about stretching that most people don’t realize is that stretching is a very good exercise for the construction of the muscles, as well. Stretching also help to prevent injury, which is a common reason for people who use of Pilate reported a low incidence of injury while working.

Body and mind

Construction of a solid body and mind is another technique of core of the Pilates method of training. From offering Pilates movements that construction people of muscle tone and strength through Pilates find a benefit of huge fitness training.Unlike yoga which focuses more on stretching, Pilates aims to build muscle tone with the avant-garde movements.In addition, Pilates workouts breathing techniques are used to increase the flow of blood to the brain which, ultimately, the circulation in the body and removes toxins.


The average training such as sit or push ups is focused on a particular muscle.Workouts of Pilate focus on total body movements that work throughout the cuerpo.Esto allows many people to get a complete workout, but especially provides a balanced approach that aligns the cuerpo.Esta help people practicing Pilates develop a better posture on movements that help the core of the cuerpo.También gained strength in training a Pilate help improve the way the body that ultimately improves posture.


Unlike other exercises in stretching Pilates workouts that seek to improve the movement of its cuerpo.Desde works of Pilate your body with many movements the muscles that support the joints become more fuertes.El these muscles stretch allows you to become more elastic and the combination of these two does his body smoother motion.

In general the Pilates is a total training of the body that provides benefits for body and mind by helping to relieve stress, improve posture, muscle strength and flexibility and, ultimately, helping a more balanced life.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Pilates - A Stepping Stone to a career of Pilates instructor training

We all know the hot trend of Pilates training. Never before were the Pilates instructors in demand as they are now. Professionals of find work in the studies of the health and leisure centre or working as private home tutor, Pilates clients is popular with athletes and dancers and is often used to rehabilitate injuries. To become a teacher it should have a background in exercise or related therapy movement, or has attended regular classes of pilates. Pilates instructor training can be done with several organizations within the industry of pilates.

Once you complete your training only you is considered complete. Training organization provides a scheme of professional membership, which promotes and supports professionals of pilates.Professionals are expected to meet certain standards of education and must follow a code established the práctica.Aunque organizations are different, usually suggest a training instructor must be for the training of 12-18 months part-time teacher diploma course.

Doing a course with one organization helps you get the entry in the register of exercise (REP) also known as ‘Registration period’ professionals.This improves their chances of empleo.Este registration, recognizes the qualifications of renowned organisations, and expect that the practical skills. It hoped that the fitness professionals working within a code of practice.

Number of teacher training programmes are available, but is recommended for all those interested in these teaching methods training and making a career of it. It is important to think about and take time to gather all relevant decision informed on Pilates teacher training programmes.

Here are the guidelines for choosing the best training program:

Who is director of program, what are his\ their qualifications and experience.??Duration of the programme, how long ago taken for the implementation of the programme and there are any prerequisites for entry into the program. What also verify whether programmes will be carried out on weekdays, weekend, weekly or monthly? Is the structure as.? There is a written and practical examination in the program prior to issuing the certificate, and who are the facilitators of programs and what their background training.?

Select the training programme for teachers with an organization that will give you the best training anywhere in the world. The list of organizations:

1. Main Dynamics teacher training programme: Michelle Larson appeared.450 Hours of program is offered in six locations around us.Consists of intensive weekend workshops focus on the mat and reformer exercise and personal practice, tutoring students and teaching practice.

2 Education and Stott Pilates Certification: offers intensive and comprehensive certification programs as well as the certification in the rehabilitation and the variety of workshops.

3. Power Pilates Instructor Certification: this program teaches classical Pilates.Maintains the originality of exercises given by Joseph Pilates.

4 Roman Pilates instructor training: Romana Kryzanowska is one of the José.Original Pilates.La student most recognized in Pilates teachers are trained and influenced by ella.Su training program is available in more than 35 centers around the world.

5 Pilates instructor certification basics: certification is divided into two parts, Mat Pilates Certification and certification of Pilates Apparatus.Distinto of basics, there are many levels of advanced training available for those wishing to specialize in specific aspects or rehabilitation of sport of it.

6 Pilates Instructor training with physics / Mind Institute: offers certificates for teachers through an extensive network of studies.

7 Pilates method Alliance (PMA): is a continuous use in the United States since 1926 when its creator Joseph.Pilates and his wife Clara immigrated to New York from Alemania.El PMA made history in 2005 by launching the first review of the industry for the Pilates method States Unidos.Los comprehensive certification Pilates methods are best taught with PMA training programme.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Non-attachment in Yoga: Exploring Inner Vocabulary

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Posted on October 27th, 2010

Non-attachment in Yoga: Exploring Inner Vocabulary

One of the most powerful elements of practicing yoga is the application of non-attachment.  In Sanskrit, there is a term called Vairagya that roughly translates as detachment, or renunciation, in particular renunciation from the pains and pleasures in the material world.  The observance of Vairagya is in one notion a simple concept, but in practicality is a challenging practice.

Our attachment to material things, people, and experiences is what draws us away from freedom and connection to Self.  By having a grounded connection to Self, we are able to disperse the burden of materialism: desire, the need to acquire, and the false sense of existence through the association to things and others.

In this exploration of non-attachment, I have found an interesting experiment to play with.  Our first experience with becoming attached to the material world and being carried into an existence of clouded truth starts from the formation of vocabulary.  When we are young, the words that are often learned first are ‘my’ and ‘mine’.

In practical terms, we do become owners of things, possessors of products, and connected through relationships.  However, when we choose to observe non-attachment and strip away the concept of “ownership”, we realize the irrelevance of using these two burdening words.  It is true that when we take on ownership of something, we usually take on a social, moral, or civil responsibility.  For example, we purchase a home, we are responsible for taxes and upkeep.  But as soon as we attach the labels of ‘my’ and ‘mine’ to this element of ownership, we readily link this material possession to who we are – we allow ourselves to become vulnerable to judgment, vulnerable to the miseries of loss, overcome by the burdens of acquiring more and satisfying the desires of attainment.

By acknowledging how powerful the words ‘my’ and ‘mine’ are, I have decided to explore ways to eliminate these words of illusion from the vocabulary I use (notice how I did not say ‘my vocabulary’).  Shedding my vocabulary of these words is the first process of managing the manifestations of thought. 

Consider addressing how you use the words ‘my’ and ‘mine’ in your vocabulary.  How do these words vibrate in your state of thought and the way you flow through life?  What associations are you possibly creating when you use these words.  Our words are an end-result manifestation to what vibrations are emanating from our soul and reflect the level of connection we have to Self.

 Article written by Kreg Weiss – cofounder and Yoga teacher on My Yoga Online.

Tags: Kreg Weiss, Inner Peace, Awareness, Body and Mind, sanskrit

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Main gym Pilates machines

There are at least two conflicting versions of what can be considered indicator of the General conditions of health and physical condition. The first one, a more modern Western concept, emphasizes the strength of the muscles. Bodybuilding, is therefore a key element to this perspective. The ancient Eastern concept, emphasizes that extends for envelope force; harmony between the spiritual and physical element within ourselves and no foreign body. Hatha yoga is the best example of this second type “sport”. If we are serious about this second concept, following, where we pilates place? Although pilates makes use of many different machines to achieve its objectives and the methodology and its fundamental objective is a little more to the of yoga to the bodybuilding.

For those of you who prefer to exercise at home, home of pilates here is a brief list of fitness machines. All of them can use at home: bands reformer, Pedipull, resistance, Cadillac, the Canyon and the Chair. To understand the differences between them I recommend buying a DVD of one of the stores online Pilates.Thus you get to know machines and exercises and will be faster to search and read articles in línea.Pero to help a little here are some brief descriptions of the basic machines and what they offer.

A Pedipull, one of the simplest and easiest pilates machine models used. Pedipull is a pole in a form of a “T” bolted to the wall or floor. It has two attachments parallel spring, both with handles.Pedipull is used primarily to improve posture, providing reorganization vertebral.Fortalece spinal muscles of hands, arms, back, legs and breasts.This is used in pilates machine style “bodybuilding”.

Best-known for his home and Studio use pilates machines manufacturers are Peak Pilates, Stott Pilates, balanced body and equilibrio.Sin however, traditional Pedipull can be difficult to more modern machines as Cadillac encontrar.Las or reformer can be included in any forma.Compruebe Pedipull manufacturer specifications carefully.

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Pilates: Relief For Back And Joint Pain

Pilates Exercise Photos And Detailed Descriptions For Back and Joint Pain Relief!

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Fall Vinyasa Yoga Video-Ease Into Autumn

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Posted on October 25th, 2010

Fall Vinyasa Yoga Video-Ease Into Autumn

Flow naturally into the elements of Autumn with My Yoga Online's latest yoga video by Melina Meza: Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Flow

In Ayurveda, the fall season is associated with the dosha – uneven energy pattern – called Vata, which is composed of the elements Air and Space and which promotes movement. As essential as Vata is to our health, it can become chaotic during September through November, when Nature is in an unstable place. This class embraces physical practices that complement the Vata elements of fall with grounding, stabilizing, warming, flow sequences and daily routines. Extra TLC is given to the legs, colon, lungs, and bones, where Vata can be in excess or depleted during fall.

Watch Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Flow

About Melina Meza:

 Melina has been exploring the art and science of yoga and nutrition since 1994. She combines her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, whole foods nutrition, and healthy lifestyle promotion into a unique style called Seasonal Vinyasa.

Seasonal Vinyasa is Melina’s original offering to the yoga community that emphasizes the importance of sequencing and being in alignment with nature. In addition to asana practice, Seasonal Vinyasa offers insights on physical health and nutrition and inspires self-knowledge that allows for the conscious adjustment of day-to-day choices. Her devotion to yoga and eating well, to teaching and nutritional counseling, and to traveling and experiencing different cultures combine to create a colorful and enlightening perspective from which Melina shares her love of yoga in its entirety.

Tags: Yoga, Vinyasa, Online Yoga Video, ayurveda

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Power of Question

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions and as a result, they get better answers.” – Anthony Robbins

Why am I so stupid?

Why I always meet the wrong guy?

What’s wrong with me?

Why I never learn?

Why am I so poor?

Those are some of the questions I often hear from others. Do you ask yourself the very same questions too? Or you ask yourself a better question? How do you feel when you ask yourself these questions?

When you put out a question, you’ll attract the answer. That’s the Law of Attraction.

Whatever question you ask to yourself, your brain will find you an answer because you attract it.

If you ask yourself a quality question, your brain will find you quality answer.

If you ask yourself a lousy question, your brain will find you lousy answer.

If you ask yourself a crappy question, your brain will find you crappy answer.

It’s that simple.

So, be careful of what you attract into your mind.

If you ask yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” Guess what? Your brain will find everything that’s wrong with you (even it’s not true sometimes). It doesn’t care whether the answer is correct or not. It just simply finds you the answer based on what you ask.

You get the answer because you attract it.

Now, what will that do to you? What will that do to your emotion? What will that do to your feeling? What will that do to your self-confidence? Think for a moment before you continue.

Let us change the perspective now.

What if you ask yourself, “How I can improve myself?”

When you begin to ask quality question, your brain will find or attract quality answer to you because that’s how it operates.

Your brain will begin to find ways for you to improve yourself.

Here’s another example from Robert Kiyosaki (This is my favorite example actually) in his book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”

Robert says, whenever his poor dad come across something that they want to buy, he’ll always say, “I can’t afford it” while his rich dad will always ask, “How can I afford it?”

Do you get what I mean here now? Both are facing the same situation BUT the way they react to the situation triggers different neurons in their brain and thus produce a totally different result which leads to the difference in the quality of their lives.

Here’s what I want you to do. Are you ready?

Ask yourself 5 quality questions everyday for the next 30 days and see how your brain begins to work differently.

Check this mind power resources if you want to maximize the potential and the power of your mind to your own benefit.

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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Pilates offers training Out the Best

Popularity of pilates is growing in leaps and bounds. This is the most prosperous industry. This field offers abundant opportunities for qualified as demand for pilates training is more instructors compares available instructors to facilitate them. It is very important to get a respectable pilates Certification Training Institute does not matter if you choose to work in a Studio, fitness club, Spa, therapeutic clinic or as a personal trainer. Pilates training is the first step to a successful, challenging, rewarding and flourishing career.

There are many training institutes, to give quickie and quick education pilates and give “credentials” to anyone attending a workshop semana.Sin end however, to become a certified instructor of any work of shortcuts, it is important to learn and train yourself in detailed programmes offered by established, accredited training institutions.

Pilates training in the most renowned schools include hundreds of hours of coursework based Conference, hands to training, observation and apprentice before in a rigorous review written and practical work.To join the training course, students should have studied Anatomy or should be vocational rehabilitation or licensed certified fitness practitioner to maintain certification in career status.

Most of the reputed pilates training institutions offer courses worldwide on its network of affiliated clubs and studios or send trainer for carrying out courses in any installation. to students who are studying and working in a curriculum of flexible modules are concentrated at semana.Antes choose a pilates Training Institute sure of the following:

1. Size class: for personal attention, choose a small class size.

2 Fees: Join only the institutions that are affordable.

3. Life long certification: A Policy that requires after the requirement for education, but not repaso.Una time having never expires certification courses.

4 Practice: There should be the hands on the method of instruction.

5. Flexibility: the class must be flexible and convenient hours.

6 Quality: Classes conducted by should be a highly qualified pilates instructor and experimentados.La highest quality instruction must be reached.

7 Choice: You must have the option of choosing a certification program, follow and follow the right plan for you.

Pilates training accredited institutes include body balanced, Stott pilates, body control pilates, Physical Institute, mind pilates Studio, polar education and certification of pilates Centre (PCC) .Tienen more complete training courses taught to teach clients to get results, rather than show you a list of exercises.

The courses are divided into:

1. Intensive (of professional competence).

2. Rehabilitation (for health professional).

3. Wide (for those with some related experience).

Pilates training prepares trainers with a solid foundation in the principles of pilates, a broad repertoire of exercises, oral, visual and tactile signage and trust for program design for a wide range of clients as a group or personal training session.

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Friday, 17 December 2010

Late For Yoga Again?

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Late For Yoga Again?

Having been a student and teacher of Yoga for many years, I tend to always be coming back to this basic issue of 'community': how do you deal with students being chronically late?  I understand the myriad of reasons (cough "excuses") for why people are late, but why should the majority of students who make concerted efforts to arrive early be succumbed to the disruption?

And what is this 'disruption'?  You are settled in your meditation posture ready to ground and center at the beginning of class.  Your teacher starts to guide you through the process of diffusing the day from the mind and body.  You are asked to calm the face and delve into your breath. THEN, you hear it.  The door opening, feet pattering next to you.  A sticky mat slowly unrolling (or some just crack it open) followed by a slurp from the water bottle.  You take a breath and let it go.  Then, another and another and another....until you hear a whisper "Can you move your mat back a little?".

Some people would 'say' that as a yogi, you should be able to center regardless of the external environment. That is all fine to suggest in practical terms, but let's be real - it is distracting.  Beyond this expectation to block out distraction, let's consider the element of energy.  For the person that is rushing in late, more likely then not, they are carrying into the room a 'frantic' energy.  Having a handful of people rushing in late casts an grounded energy into a room of people that are sharing and absorbing vibrations around them.

When I first started, the studio had a simple rule: Door is locked at the beginning of class and no entry following the start of the yoga practice.  Many studios do not apply this rule from a business perspective - they are worried that students who take all this time to travel to the studio and then turned away would be aggravated and stop attending.  But what about the students who come early and prepared that end up being disrupted repeatedly?  Don't they deserve to be catered to?  Doesn't this disruption harm the overall environment that you are trying to create in your studio?  Would not a strict late policy make students more respectful of the class community as well as develop better time management habits?

So as a studio, you just can not fathom turning late comers away.  Next best solution, close and lock the door during the mental centering - post a sign outside the door asking late comers to:

*Wait patiently for the beginning meditation to finish. Enter class QUIETLY and QUICKLY once the meditation is completely

As students, we need to be honest with ourselves.  Am I going to be cutting it close?  If so, just plan to attend the next class.

*You thought you would be on time, but still ended up being late.  Just hang out outside until you know the meditation and centering is complete.  

*To be proactive with time management, put your yoga gear on in advance and go to the washroom before heading out, so you are ready to go and cause the least amount of disruption.  

The whole point of practicing in a group is to share energy and experience.  As teachers and students, we should foster this supportive environment with as much attention and respect as possible.  And this principle applies to teachers as well.  Rushing in late to a full class of students hardly sets a good example of time management skills nor studio policy.  

Article by Kreg Weiss, My Yoga Online teacher and co-founder.

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Keep Fit with Chair of Pilates - seven councils of Pilates exercises

Pilate’s chairs are extremely useful for people who want to keep fit and stay healthy. To achieve this, however, has to do the exercises correctly. Here are some exercises of Pilates you can do to keep yourself in shape Chair.

1 Rebalance and strengthen their muscles weakened due to an injury on the stability of Stott Pilates Chair. Exercising muscles through two pedals or blocking them and make them as a pedal. It is also good for the elderly with muscle injury. It’s the same way as biking.Sit directly with outside chest and shoulders rectos.Pedal and maintain constant top, from as you pedal with legs.

2 Make your regular exercises with a fitness Chair pico.Usted Pilates MVe could be creative with their Pilates exercises Chair because you can participate in a wide range of muscle movements.It could also exercise pedaling and change to multiple Pilates exercises with ease, to increase the strength of the leg.

3 Could make use of equilibrium Pilates ball Chair to exercise his back and to ensure the proper alignment of column vertebral.Desarrolla torso stability and helps to improve the balance.

4 Perform a full body workout on even a very small space with their Pilates exercises on Pilates.Esto combo Chair provides exercises suitable for anyone, whether you’re a beginner or a veteran.

5 Exercise their top and bottom of the body through a workout with the stability of split pedal Chair. You could adjust controls for pedaling exercise and muscle, or could use the two pedals to increase the variety of exercises, as the curve c and exercises pedal reverse.C-curva Pilate exercises involve the lengthening of the spine, and bend your upper body into a curve.

6. For the exercise of his chest, hips, legs, shoulders, and other weaknesses, Pilates exercises through Malibu AR package is ideal.Stand straight with chest fuera.Las knees should be separated.Pull the abdomen in and.As you lift your head, let the shoulders to release.

7. Use the Pilates sculpt handles for the training of their thighs and muscles vitales.Quemar those calories on the conversion of those unwanted fat and carbohydrates in energía.Este exercise also tones the muscles.

There are still several ways with which you can modify your armchair Pilates exercise entrenamiento.El final objective is to strengthen and develop the weak muscles in people who are in rehabilitation or those who lack ejercicio.Poseer Chair fitness would greatly help in this process.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Malibu Pilates Chair Review

If you are considering purchasing a new piece of equipment for fitness and exercise, take a look of the Malibu Pilates Chair. The last piece of Pilates is equipment out on the market and is extremely popular among those who seek to get fit, lose weight or tone up fast. Mailbu Pilates is a separate branch of as Stott Pilates or Winsor, is simply the name of this piece of equipment.

Pilates President, Malibu is an excellent way to enter the world of Pilates.Si you is starting, you may wish to start slowly and you’ll soon find you get into the swing of it.

Most people enter the Stott Pilates or Winsor Pilates to get fit, lose weight, tone up and build core body strength, and admittedly, this is one of the great challenges of our moderno.muchas world people think that technology has made our lives so sedentary, sitting on a Chair was one of the last things that you would like to do when exercise to lose weight. Fortunately, this is no longer the case with the Malibu Pilates President.

The Chair makes a lot the training.But it does the work for you, your entrenamiento.El makes more effective way that is designed, as you progress in your program, will begin to feel more in shape, stronger, and some of those pounds begin to melt away.

Does not occupy much space folding bien.Es and can be stored away quite easily when it is not being used so don’t need to have an assigned room or gymnasium House for him.

Office equipment and home as this can make your life easier because you don’t have to go to the gym to get their entrenamientos.puede fitness also save you money as gym fees seem to have spiralled out of control in the last few years all you need is a little bit of willpower in order to get into a routine at home.

There is a choice of 3 DVDs and a wall chart exercise it is an exercise program to meet everyone.In the days that is restricted by time, can be short training and another day, you can choose the most advanced one, if you want.Only some days you should follow wall chart program because it is really easy to do and don’t need much time.

If you eat well, join a good exercise (such as plan healthy diet that comes with the wheelchair) program and be sure to sleep well, it will be the pounds and inches exhaust.

A lot of people start Pilates to improve posture and relieve aches and pains so it is important to note, if you have any medical condition or any concern health, consult your doctor or professional before starting a fitness of any health program.

Of course with all teams from Office, results will vary from person to persona.Pero if you stick with it, you’ll be with éxito.La Chair works if uses it regularmente.Sí, takes a little effort, but all worth having no.

Pilates President, Malibu has the potential to be her personal trainer, dietitian and Gym House all wrapped into one package agradable.Así, at a fraction of the cost of a gym membership you can get the Malibu Pilates Chair and be on your way to a slimmer and more healthy. good luck!

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Do You Belong?

Do you belong
I have a fair share of goofy friends. One such friend recently asked me this question: “Do you belong?”

He then went on to say that he didn’t feel as though he belonged in this world. He wasn’t happy about it. The surprising part for me was when he said, “The reason I asked you is because you act as if you belong”. (Nah…, sometimes even for me, it seems like the earth is a very weird place!)

What followed was one of those special conversations when you explore something that you may not have previously verbalized. It is one of those delicious topics, mostly under the surface that makes all the difference in the world as to how we are, what we do and how we do it!

What comes to mind when you think of the topic, BELONG?
Trying to fit in, gain acceptance, seek approval, wanting to be liked and be a part of the “gang”.
We all want it, in varying degrees; from different people.

In school,
You don’t dress like them. You don’t like the same music they do, the same shows, and you certainly can’t relate to them on any other issue….

At a party,
You don't want to be the only person standing in the corner with a drink in your hand and a sad expression on your face….

Have you ever experienced the feeling of being left out in the cold, of wanting to belong but watching from the sidelines?

Are you the type of person who does NOT want to belong? Maybe you find it restrictive to be a part of a group.Maybe you want to be an individual.Maybe you resist being pigeon-holed by a label.Maybe you don’t know how to belong.Maybe you feel content just being you.1. The process of belonging to something should not always involve people and groups. You must belong to your own principles and dreams before all.

2. Don’t live your life through your friends. Live it through your backbone! At the end of the day, it’s not usually about who you are with; it's about just who you are. (Don’t misunderstand, we need friends in our lives. The context here is “losing yourself” to have friends.)

3. Not being able to relate to the people who “everyone likes” (supposedly) can make you wonder why exactly it is that you don’t fit in!

4. People who can’t accept you will do so out of their own emotional needs. It is THEIR problem and not a measure of your self-worth.

5. If you feel good about the fact that you are who you are, your awesomeness will eventually be clear to everyone around you.

For those people who can't accept me, my response is, this is the only person I know how to be, and I've worked too hard to give that up for anybody.

When have you experienced a sense of “not” belonging?
Did you feel like you needed to buy your way in? Or have you just walked away from it all?

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Are Your Priorities Aligned With Your Schedule?

Sometimes we can get so caught up in whirlpool of day to day living that we lose sight of those things that matter to us, the most. (If you naturally start nodding to that sentence, keep reading!)

In his book, First Things First Steven Covey describes a lecture he attended on the topic of time. The lecturer took a large glass jar and set it down on a table with some small rocks beside it. He placed the rocks in the jar and asked the audience whether they thought the jar was full.

Everybody laughed and replied that yes, it was full. Then the lecturer reached under the table and pulled out a container of gravel. He poured in the gravel and shook the jar so that the gravel filled the spaces that had been left by the rocks. Again he asked the audience if the jar was full. By this time they had cottoned on, and replied no.

“Good” he replied. And he reached under the table and repeated the process, only thing time with sand, which went into the spaces left by the rocks and the gravel. Then he asked what had been the point of the demonstration.
Somebody said, “Well, there are gaps, and if you really work at it, you can always fir more into your life.”
“No” he said, “that’s not the point. The point is this: If you hadn’t put these big rocks in first, would you ever have gotten any of them in?”

Let’s try to relate this illustration to our lives..
The “rocks” are representation of the things that are really important to us. The gravel represents the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The sand is everything else; the small stuff. If we put the sand and gravel into the jar first, there’s no room for the rocks.

Are you putting the 'big rocks' first, or do gravel, sand and water dominate your life?

As Stephen Covey says, take care of the rocks first –the things that really matter. Set your priorities, the rest is just gravel and sand.

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. ~Goethe

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Choosing the best Pilates Abs DVD exercise for your workouts of AB low

There are hundreds of exercise of abs Pilates DVD output in the market. How to choose?

First, have you tried to Pilates?Perhaps you’ve seen Pilates abs exercise on the shelves of your favorite bookstore, or at your local store DVD.Si rental DVD is trying to lose weight or maintain your fitness during pregnancy, you’re sure to find that some Pilates exercise DVD for your next fitness training.

The best Pilates abs exercise DVD is that are carried out by a professional Pilates and offer a total body workout.Pilates is for whole body! most DVD Pilates exercise mat will present, but some are focused on training of ab inferiores.Otros can concentrate on the legs, arms, or butt exercises.

Here are some examples of Pilates DVD exercise:

or Mari Winsor: Mari is a big seller marketed and popular with celebrities. Your DVD is traditionally based and move at a pace faster. Winsor Pilates DVD are oriented to the established practitioner of Pilates and not necessarily for a beginner Pilates. However, his style is easy to go and the Pilates method is more classic and calisthenic.

or Moira Stott Merrithew: another huge seller. Moira DVD is secure, slow, and very well explained. Its pace is usually slower than a more traditional approach. She has taken to the Pilates method and applied knowledge of current biomechanics, so you’re in good hands, although you may need a cup of coffee to get through.

or Ana Caban: ANA has distributed on Gaiam DVD. She is gentle and exercises are easy to understand. But always feel that something is missing. Workouts never feel full for me. She is knowledgeable and the most pleasant of anyone’ll see you in any of the Pilates abs exercise DVD out there.They are a safe option.

or Romana Kryzanowska: Romana is a legend that reality studied with Joseph Pilates.Teaches that the only way she knows how.She does “What Joe taught me”.What you get is the closest thing to what was invented by Pilates himself.Your DVD is not easy! even basic movements might be too hard for a beginner of Pilates.Pero is pure and fun, and at the end, it is very refreshing!

Beware of Pilates abs exercise DVD offered training for parts of the lower training DVD cuerpo.Pilates of AB and exercises of ab are not thoughts completas.Pilates is a training body completo.Intente about different Pilates abs exercise of the best DVD.O, find an instructor qualified in your area and make an appointment.

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Where to buy direct from the farm for fresh organic produce?

Buying direct from the farmer has to be a no brainer. You get fruits and vegetables in season and fresh and the farmer gets value for their hard earned work. Travelling South of Murwillumbah about half way to Uki on the Kyogle Road in a place called Byangum you will see Avi’s place on your left. Like most organic farmers, the owner Avi has a real passion and love for what he does and produces a great product.

Avi and Zehavit's Bio Organic Farm in Byangum N NSW.

If you’re travelling down that way stop into his farm shop and say hello from James at Lifestyle Therapies. The phone number is 02 6672 7078.

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Friday, 10 December 2010

7 Reasons Why Things Don’t Get Done

Reasons Why Things Don’t Get DoneIt’s been almost a month since I last wrote a post on Enhance Life. This is by far the longest period I have gone an post update! Truth be told, I had several unfinished drafts that needed a bit of tweaking before I could publish them. But for some reason, I just couldn’t focus or feel passionate about the topics I had previously written. This resulted in me having to write a post from scratch, which took more time than I imagined!

And that’s where the title of this post stems from. I’ve read a lot about “how to get things done” and improve productivity. But despite all that well meant advice, sometimes, you just don’t get things done! So today, I thought of exploring a couple of reasons, why we don’t see the results we want at the end of the day.

Without a specific sense of purpose, it’s impossible to effectively manage and organize your priorities. If you don’t have a clear idea of where you want to go, any road will take you there! The best to do list ever written is useless if it hasn’t been prioritized. Most people naturally work on the easy or fun things first. They may cross off majority of their list, but miss the most important items. Beginning your day without a plan of action is a formula for spending all day doing the wrong things. It invites anyone and everyone to interrupt your activities. You will passively allow unwelcome intrusions, because you’ll have no way to defend yourself. It sometimes seems like a good idea to put things off for tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day. But it catches up with you! No matter how organized your priorities are or how effective your daily plan is, you may be losing irretrievable time searching for things that are lost in the messes on your desk, in your files, closets and even your car! Are you unable to complete and release an… until its perfectly done?
Can you still see ways for something to be done better? Even if you can’t see anything, does it nag you that there must be something you overlooked? Your day can be going according to schedule until a friend drops in or a game of warcraft commences. May of these occurrences can be eliminated, those that can’t, MUST be controlled.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Pilates - Introduction

Pilates is the most popular system of exercise will – just try it and you’ll know why! He is known by some as a new form of exercise. The fact is that the history of the Pilates has existed since the early nineteen hundreds. Works all over the body, remain you flexible and strong worldwide and works with the body instead of against it. Pilates is an exercise in great cardio that can help you toned-up and remove the excess fat in their thighs and hips. Recognized benefits of conformation of body, including power to help you lose weight while benefiting from both States of their physical and emotional.

Forms of Pilates

Winsor Pilates is designed for tone and sculpt the entire body to help people lose weight on a low intensity, calorie burning workout. It was originated by Mari Winsor and is known to be a challenge and an accelerated pace.

Stott Pilates is the Canadian equivalent of Windsor Pilates. It is a contemporary approach based on the anatomically to the mind-body exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It makes use of many of the original Pilates exercises and modifying them routines make safer and more accessible to a wide range of people.

Zone Pilates divides his body into three target areas, calls zonas.Las areas are the arms, shoulders, abs flat and thighs and bollos.Usted will work area a few minutes each day. On the other hand will not take numerous repetitions. Makes Pilates more effective and easier than ever.


What are the advantages of this innovative system of mind-body exercises?The main benefits are the construction of a strong core and muscle, strength and balance.In addition:

increased muscle tone flexibility improved mental outlook increased motivation tension relief

When the search for classes of Pilates or instructors sure work in instructors certificados.Certificaciones Pilates are offered by a large number of companies which, apart from offering Pilates, certifications also hold classes for the profesionales.Muchos local gyms and community centres offer the Council clases.Mi is that take several classes in Pilates and incorporate core strengthening in yoga.elija small classes, if possible so that you not be lost in the crowd.

So I hope that this short introduction was informative and useful. the summary would look before you leap and be willing to commit to a work out of routine or you will not see the results you want from the comienzo.Buena luck and good health.

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Be Unique To Fit In

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Be Unique To Fit In

Enjoy this latest yoga philosophy article by guest author, Kino MacGregor.  Kino explores the concept of being unique yet being part of a unified flow of community.  Once again, Kino helps us look at our practice off the mat.

We are all unique and we want our dreams to come true. We all have a vital contribution to make to the planet and to humanity. The humbling realization that we are united in our very desire for uniqueness is something regular yoga practice can help us all feel. The heart opens as a bridge to the understanding of ourselves and others and ultimately helps long term students learn to love unconditionally. Within yoga postures students can see that everyone wants to find the best way to lengthen their hamstrings, relax their hips, build strength and bend their back. On a spiritual level we all share the same basic desire to love and be loved, to feel at home and be at peace and to find and share happiness with those around us. Even the loners and outsiders among us want a community and a place to feel at home. This shared desire for peace, love and happiness is perhaps at the very center of a definition of what it means to really be alive.  Yoga brings us more in touch with this universal emotional connection to ourselves and others.

You are not the only one dreaming your dream, climbing your impossible mountain of success. In fact the mere fact that you dream it means that there are probably hundreds, thousands, if not millions more who dream the same dream. Perhaps it is not originality that puts us at the head of a movement but similarity, and as such, a similarity so great that it can bring together many seemingly disparate groups. Yoga has outlived civilizations and survived a historic 5,000 years because of its ability to bring out what we share. When you practice yoga you cross the gap between the personal and the communal with ease. You feel like your obstacles, pain, pleasure, success and glory are very much yours alone and yet you realize that many other practitioners share the same experiences. These shared feelings are the glue that binds the yoga community together. Whether you practice in a group or a by yourself, when you meet a fellow yoga practitioner you find something of a kindred spirit regardless of what discipline of yoga you both may practice. The contradictory ability to be both intensely personal and democratically universal is a gift that speaks to the core belief of yoga itself. Meant not to separate you into an elite yoga world, this practice actually means to connect you more with your ever-present humanity. The fabric that binds us is the opening of a true compassion, a belief in the fallibility of the human heart and a decision to nevertheless share love, be love and feel love. Yoga itself is nothing more than a mechanism for you to find your own uniqueness in a way that makes you that much more humble, caring and the same as everyone else.

We want to have distinguishing features that make our vital contribution ours alone. At the same time we want to be accepted for who we are and fit into a community of like-minded individuals, a sangha you could say if your community is spiritually-oriented. Yoga helps you find balance between the selfish urge to be resolutely individualistic and adamantly socialistic. The ability to maintain two apparently contradictory thoughts at the same time is a highly advanced cognitive and moral intelligence that requires both strength and flexibility. Yoga asks you to do just this each time you find balance between stability and release in the yoga postures themselves. 

Yoga helps you realize the universality of both pleasure and pain and, perhaps, more important, the natural human tendency to run from pain and run towards pleasure. Once you experience first hand how much an injury hurts, how deflating it can be to backslide for no reason or how frustrating financial limitations can be you will never be able to close your heart to another being going through the same experience. In this way all the pain we feel when we practice yoga is itself a heart-opening path to the realization of empathy. Our pain is not ours alone no matter how intense it seems. Our loss is also not unique no matter how deep or pervasive it is. As many problems as you have there is someone somewhere else on Earth with more.

Every unhappy experience has a lesson held within it. If you can just get over the pain enough then there is almost always something to gained from what appears to be just another ordeal. In fact the very seed of awakening may lay dormant in the fields of distress waiting for you to nurture it with the water of your own consciousness. Tragedy unites us just as much, if not more, than the best of times. Just look at how many people love tear-jerkers like a classic Shakespeare or an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It is pain that the Buddha stated as the first noble truth and every painful experience deepens the bond we share with others. Part of what binds yoga practitioners together is the sometimes painful intensity that yoga students are asked to endure. If you practice yoga, it’s not uncommon for you to wake up before dawn, twist yourself into uncomfortable positions, lift your body off the ground until your muscles shake and do things that terrify you, all before breakfast. And of course, you often leave yoga class smiling, fulfilled and even more connected to your fellow students. 

Practicing together makes the bonds we share in our spiritually oriented community deeper not because what we experience is so unique but because it is something we all share. The elation you feel when a posture you have been working on for a long time magically happens is often shared by your fellow practitioners. The vulnerability that cleaves off layers of defenses and leaves your heart open, tender and tearful is a state of mind that every yoga student sooner or later knows first hand. The inescapable greatness that lingers in the afterglow of a truly powerful practice brings out the best in each of us. 

Humility begins when we realize that we are not as unique as we once thought. This might seem like a downer that forces us to give up on our special, personal dreams. But the truth is actually that when we see how much we all share then the motivation to do something that unites humanity with a common bond begins. And it is in this that the contribution to the flow of life that is uniquely ours to give can really begin to flourish. When we see that it is not the personal, but the universal that we all share then we can succeed from a place of true power. Success gained from a humble heart filled with the love of humanity is a gift that we each have to share in our own special way. The practice of yoga gives us the tools to better discover just how that perfect mix of our self-expression will take shape in the world.

About Kino MacGregor
Kino MacGregor is a small business owner (www.miamilifecenter.com), yoga teacher and freelance journalist who has produced two yoga DVDs and is currently working on her first book, Inner Peace, Irresistible Beauty to be released late April 2009. For complete details please see www.ashtanga-awareness.com.

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Monday, 6 December 2010

FInal Week Yoga Giveaway

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Pilates Certification - the start of a rewarding career

Pilates has become a hot fitness trend. Almost everyone can do Pilates or in a class under the supervision of an instructor. Pilates teachers and instructors are in great demand. Pilates instructor can make a career in full. Pilates teacher training does not have any legal Ordinance governing it. Dozens of registered professional association grant Pilates Certification.

There are many levels of Pilates instructor certification. It is mainly divided into two parts, mat pilates certification and the certification of pilates equipment.There are available on specific aspects advanced training or rehabilitation pilates.cada certification category sports produces different types of Pilates training.

1 Equipment Pilates instructor certification: a student for this certification must have at least a year of study in Pilates, including the number of private lessons. Completion of the training of teachers mat is usually required before learning to teach computers. At this level, students committed to basic education in anatomy and Physiology, the history and evolution of the Pilates method.The complete course has its own program design and vary ampliamente.El teacher certification fee varies with the programs. Basic training would cost at least $ 2000.

2. Certification of Pilates Mat instructor: it is recommended that one really studied Pilates before taking a docentes.Pilates mat class training will cover all basic mat exercises with modifications to meet the needs of customers.In general, this course is offered as a weekend intensive or in the course of two late week. Basic mat instructor certification would cost $ 100-$ 300.

3. The hybrid certification: is the trend increasing Pilates are combined with other methods such as yoga, fitness equipment and exercises aquatic exercise bands and balls.These type of certification does not require any prerequisite and they are offered as weekend programs.

There is no national Pilates Certification and training eaxams aren’t estandarizados.La most Pilates certification are complete with self-pruebas.Asociaciones Pilates professionals such as PMA (Pilates method Alliance), the NETA (National Association of exercise instructor), the AFPA (American Fitness Professional Association), Pilates Studio, teaching of polar and Stott Pilates have estudio.Usted test kit can be purchased from the Web sites package price varies between $ 50 and $ 400 depending on your level and profundidad.Por general kits also contain materials, books, and a study guide.

Pilates certification confirms an instructor liability help another peopleof all ages and ability levels and discover the benefits for mind and body work together in harmony.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

5 Ways To Emerge Stronger When Your Best Is Not Good Enough

I have a friend who is a really good dancer. She recently participated in a dance sport championship and despite her training and preparation, she ended up fourth. When I talked to her after words, I could sense the disappointment when she told me, “My best wasn’t good enough”.....

In my experience, it's usually something of a personal nature that carries over into every aspect of our lives. Sometimes, no matter what we do, it's just feels not good enough.

best is not good enough“I'm trying my best at work and I still feel like a failure all the time.......”

“I study so hard but my grades are still low”

“I’m doing my best to make this relationship work, but it’s not going anywhere”

[your story here!]

Surely, you’ve had moments where you felt your best was not good enough? You felt helpless and couldn’t really figure out what to do next?

Well, here are some steps you can take when you find yourself such a situation. This is a list of options to consider; to help you decide what your next step will be.

This may seem obvious but when you feel defeated, this is the first thing that comes to mind. You start questioning your abilities and wonder whether you are on the right track etc.
If you feel you have potential to improve, you need to keep working toward that objective. When you get that feeling of “not being good enough”, you start being your worse critic. The mind becomes a battlefield of negative thoughts.
Remind yourself, “I know I can do it”. If not, your inner critic will say, “Who are you kidding, you have never done this before. What makes you think you’re going to do it now?”
Read more on how to Give Yourself An Attitude Tune-Up Leaving pity talk aside, what really is the reason that you feel you are not good enough. What are the things you need to learn, practice and put into action?
Is there a way to measure progress? Revisit your goals and ambitions; you need to develop a personal plan for continuous improvement. Whatever you have in life, you have got everything you deserve because the actions you have taken to date, have produced it. These are the standards that you have to set for yourself; until now, and until you do something different you will not get a different result. Only when you raise that standard yourself can you expect to raise your expectations. I like to keep track of quotes that really speak to me and give me a different perspective.
I’ve written about it before. Check these out.. (in case you’ve missed these previous posts)

Have you ever been struck with the feeling that you best wasn’t good enough? Howe did you recover? What did you do? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Take the salt test – how much does salt intake affect your health?

Salt Production

Salt intake is a major factor in our health, but how much do we know and how aware are we of the facts? This is a great quiz on the ABC health website. I scored 7/10 but some of the detailed questions do test you. See here…

Take The Salt Test

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Friday, 3 December 2010

10 year chronic pain history pain free after one treatment.

Case Study by physiotherapist Emma Gray B.Phty – May 2010

Sharon presented to me on the 28th April for physiotherapy after reading our website. She was quite interested in the chronic pain treatments that we offer at Lifestyle Therapies.

Sharon had a car accident in 2000 in which she fractured her left ankle. Since then she has developed lower back and upper back pain and her ankle was still very painful and limited in range.

Sharon has been in pain for 10years and has also been through multiple therapists and therapies and has depression.

During the first treatment, issues arising due to chronic pain and depression were evident straight away – including:

emotionally upset just talking about her painWorried that she was wasting time (having been to many therapists before)Hypersensitive areas of pain (Sharon was very nervous of me even doing massage).Limited ankle rangeLimited and apprehensive lower back and upper back range of movement.

I had determined that Sharon’s back pain had developed due to her asymmetrical gait and other issues arising due to this included a rotated pelvis.

Therefore, in treating this kind of presentation I would hope to improve ankle range and equalise some muscle tone and mobility around the spine for pain relief in the initial stage of treatment. However due to the hypersensitivity and apprehension Sharon was feeling this was quite impossible. So what could I do within the first session to decrease pain and apprehension?

Choices which most physiotherapists have on offer which would be suitable included TENs and muscle releases (gentle soft tissue release to bearable depth). After doing these Sharon had minimal improvement in range and pain scores.

Other treatments which I used since learning them at Lifestyle Therapies included psoas releases (using proprioceptive neuromuscular release, cold spray and trigger point releases) and Q magnet placement. After releasing the psoas’ Sharon felt looser in her back and had decreased tone around the spine. However pain levels were much the same.

I then placed Q magnets on Sharon’s spine and ankle – one at L4 centrally, one on the Right PSIS and one on the Left ankle.

The next time I saw Sharon she had no pain in her back or ankle. I found this unbelievable but sure enough in the first 2 weeks I have been able to successfully increase treatment pressure and retrain TA (which is usually inhibited by pain). We have also been able to gradually add some exercise into her daily routine without any ill effects and improve Sharon’s walking pattern.

The use of Q magnets in this chronic and complicated case has definitely sped up the treatment pathway and improved Sharon’s quality of life almost immediately.

Since this case I will be using Q magnets more frequently in the future for treatment of chronic pain and motor control retraining.

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling: On Turning A Great Story Into A Billion-Dollar Franchise

Harry Potter Author J.K RowlingIt all began with one single book; an idea revolving the character of Harry Potter. When the first book hit the shelves, there was much hype around the world. At the time, I didn’t care too much of the book, thinking… it’s yet another children’s novel that delves into the supernatural realm of magic.

Harry Potter Author J.K RowlingYears have passed since that day, and the Harry Potter series continue to be a runaway smash hit. What started out as a children’s book, has got massive attention from adults as well. Yes, my initial perception of Harry Potter books has changed!

Ever wondered how J.K Rowling, a divorced single mother, living in reduced circumstances, became a multi-millionaire within a short space of time?

Here are some lessons we can all learn from her success journey.

“Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged,” said Rowling at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. “I was set free [by failure], because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

Did you know that it was during a four-hour train delay between Manchester and London that Rowling first put pen to paper about a young boy attending a school of wizardry? This is a reminder that whether you're stuck on a train, jammed in traffic or sitting alone before a meeting you should use this "idle” time to your benefit.
J.K Rowling’s first submission of Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone to a publishes was rejected. So, was the second one (I bet they must be kicking themselves now!). J.K Rowling, didn’t let negative thoughts get the best of her, when she was rejected. She kept on going. Her perseverance paid of incredibly, as the 3rd publisher accepted the manuscript.

Rejection doesn’t have to mean you’re no good; it can just mean you’re not in the right place at the right time!

You have got to have faith in what you do. If you don’t believe in your own thoughts and deeds, no one else will.

Publishers kept turning down the Harry Potter book mainly because "it was too long". If she wanted to get it published, she could have easily reduced the number of pages. She believed that it was necessary and had enough faith in her creation, to persist until it was published.

In an interview, J.K Rowling was asked if she had any difficulty coping with the obvious changes that success had brought her. She replied, “No” because for 5 yrs she had seen the world through the eyes of her main character, Harry Potter and he was an extremely successful person. Rowling’s adjustment to her new lifestyle was not a problem because she had spend years visualizing success.

Are you a Harry Potter fan?
What do you think contributed to J.K Rowling's success?
Leave a comment. Let's discuss.

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Use of Pilates fitness and Winsor Pilates for Fat Burning

Pilates has been about fitness world’s most successful programmes. Many are willing to embrace this form of fitness, because it is easy to follow. Winsor Pilates Alternatively involves slow movements performed with minute attention to how each of them must be carried out, and focuses on the problem of weight loss.

Mari Winsor is the founder of Winsor Pilates. She is a dancer, teacher, author and leading worldwide Pilates instructor. Training “dynamic sequencing” signature style is a sculpture of body training of burning calories and low intensity.Mari has several websites, two Pilates studios in West Hollywood, California and los Angeles and enjoy its many customers high perfil.Cantidad isn’t important unless amount when after of this regime.

Pilates works on the premise that mind is the supreme power supply and controlling each movement of the body. The transmogrify a goal to improve the balance of the body and improve your appearance. So an artist performer possible Pilates must be informed from the outset that is not supposed to increase muscle mass.It is only when the mind is disciplined body is going to happen exactly as outlined the disciplina.Este fitness program can be practiced with or without Pilates machines with many variations of having one could be used. Philosophy works around these basics - focus, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement.

It is essential to run perfectly shows.It instructor is important to run movements exactly as a Pilates instructor defines, failure to do this can lead to having all the advantages of this fitness program. The practice is becoming really popular today as more people realize the benefits it can offer by instilling these agraciado moves in their daily lives. With its goal of inner balance and maintenance of the balance is very much in demand during these turbulent times. To start your own program, all you have to do is order the DVD and should soon be moving towards making this regime associated with your daily life.Everyone can afford the luxury of a Pilates machine and is really easy to practice every day.Even accommodate pregnant women and children. Pilates used to help people who were recovering from injury, and this is where Moira Merrithew went on to be exposed to this form of fitness program.Through this disciple met Roman Kryzanawska, one of the disciples of Joseph Pilates.Ella introduced Moira programme fitness and Moira’s interest and dedication to Pilates Stott Pilates a reality.

Pilates really created a revolution in how people view fitness and had raised awareness about thinking about the use of these smooth movements to sculpt the cuerpo.En the final analysis, is focused on being the best that you will be leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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Film Yourself, It’s The Only Way!

presentation filmA few weeks ago, I was invited to make a 2 hour presentation at a local university on “How To Develop a Plan to Boost Your Blog’s Profile and Readership Online ”.

I have been blogging for around 3 years and I felt I had good handle, on what to say and how to say it. I did research, prepared, practiced and was ready.

About 2 days before the presentation, I received a call from one of the event organizers. He asked, “Would you mind if we videotape your presentation?” I was flattered. I had never been videotaped before, and I told him that if I received a master copy, I would be happy to let them video me.

Fast forward to the day of the presentation
When the presentation was over, everyone applauded. I thought I did a great job.

Yesterday, I was handed the DVD recording of my talk. Last night, I popped some popcorn, called the cat, inserted the DVD, clicked on the machine, and sat back in my easy chair to watch “me in action”.

After 15 minutes of watching my 2 hour presentation, I was gripping the arm of my chair so hard that I couldn’t remove my fingers. In short, it was bad!
Mostly, there wasn’t anything wrong with the content. It was more to do with my hand gestures, the way I stood … (I could give a list of things here, but I want to save myself from any further embarrassment!)

I watched with pain for the next 1 hour and 45 minutes (even the cat ran away!)….

Then I watched it again! This time, I took notes.

I made a complete list of everything I did wrong, printed it out, and plan on carrying it for every presentation!

The moral of the story is if you don’t film yourself, you’ll never know how good or bad you are.

Recording myself gave me a reality (and a reality check!), and it provided a platform for me to learn and improve. Had my talk not been recorded that day, I would have never known the power of recording, and I would have walked away thinking I did a great job.

If I asked you how good you are, you would probably say, “I am pretty good”. I would respond and say, “Without a videotape, you have no idea”.

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