Today whilst thinkg about Pilates and mental health, I want to ask you to please share your opinions and experience with clients who suffer from depression. Pilates without doubt helps to relax the mind and energise the body, gives body awareness, can improve self-image and has meditative qualities if taught in the correct way. I found mediation after my own personal experience with depression, and this is why I travelled to Bangkok to study meditation in a Buddhist monastery. This is also why in PilatesEVO I integrated mindfulness meditation. When I am travelling the world to train new PilatesEVO teachers, this is one of my favourite parts of the education because most teachers have little or no experience of meditation, and at first some find it difficult to grasp.
I hope that everyone who reads this blog thinks about mental health, and how they represent this to themselves. Please go research and learn as much as you can. As all my students will testify, I am always saying that we should never stop learning or questioning long-held beliefs, because we are not always right.
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