Posts tagged Exhale
Breathe

It all starts with the breath.  If there’s one movement or process that unites and anchors all of us in the world, it is the breath.  The human body unites us, but human bodies can be so different in their proclivities, proportions, tone, strength and nuance.  The breath can be very different from person to person too.  But we all take in air and let it out, whether tall, short, athletic, atrophied, newborn or on death’s door.  Aware of it or not, if we are alive, we are breathing.So what better way to begin to learn about our body, or THE body, than with the breath

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Elevating the Spirit

My first introduction to the Pilates Mat was as a moody but disciplined teenager at the High School for Performing Arts.   It was a required course in our dance curriculum alongside classical ballet and Martha Graham technique.  I don’t think I loved it, but I’m not sure I hated it either.  Something about it must have felt right though because, fast forward, 10 years later while crammed behind a desk in the offices of PEOPLE Magazine, I went searching for that feeling of stretch, strength and vitality.

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