What do we make of a world in which a mind and soul can exist without a body? I imagine my fellow movement professionals and bodyworkers have considered the same notion after seeing the brilliant new film “Her.”
Posts Tagged ‘Anatomy’
A decade ago I had my first private session as a new Pilates student at the Kane School, and I was informed that I was depressing my shoulders and shouldn’t. I thought, but how else then will I stabilize them? I was at a loss after years of physicians, physical therapists, injections and Pilates instructors attempting to help me with my wonky shoulders that liked to do somersaults in their sockets and wing better than any chicken could. That began my journey of true dynamic shoulder stabilization.
When teaching a workshop in Spanish in Madrid last month, I become highly aware of the way we often use way too many words to give a command in English. When writing my instructor training manual for the Pilates for Buff Bones® training program, I became hyper-aware of the terminology I was using in my teaching. If awareness is the first step to change, then what better way to improve our teaching than to become aware of what we’re saying?
Last week was my sixth consecutive year of Gil Hedley’s cadaver dissection at New Jersey medical school, an experience I fondly refer to as “cadaver camp” for the personal growth and time away it offers. I was struck by how intensified every sensation was. Everything I touch, see, smell, hear and taste is amplified. Life is in 3-D IMAX… (Read more)