One meeting - two different experiences
Willow Mazzoleni: If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and…

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Pilates exercises - is the alignment of the whole body
The basis of this principle is the optimal distribution of loads on the musculoskeletal system (OA) under the influence of gravity. With the optimal position of the ODE, the joints…

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Balanced Nutrition and Pilates
In a healthy person, three principles are organically connected - Physical, Intellectual (Consciousness, Mind) and Spiritual (Emotional, Moral). Thanks to the 6 basic principles of Polestar Pilates, we get a…

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develop flexibility

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Causes of burnout

Speaking about the reasons, in general, three areas are distinguished. This is an individual psychological area when a person has a strong desire to surrender to this stress. The second sphere – socio-psychological or social – is pressure from the outside: various fashion trends, some kind of social norms, requirements at work, the spirit of the times. For example, it is believed that every year you need to go on a trip and if I can’t do this, then I don’t correspond to the people living at this time with their lifestyle. This pressure can be carried out in a latent form, and it can result in burnout.

More dramatic requirements are, for example, the requirements of extended working hours. Today, a person processes and does not receive payment for this, and if he does not, he is fired. Permanent refining is the inherent cost of the capitalist era in which Austria, Germany and, probably, Russia also live. Continue reading

Burnout stages

Freudenberger created a scale consisting of 12 stages of burnout. The first step still looks very harmless:

At first, patients with burnout have an obsessive desire to affirm themselves (“I can do something”), maybe even in competition with others.
Then begins a careless attitude to their own needs. A person no longer devotes free time to himself, he plays sports less, he has less time for people, for himself, he talks less with someone.
At the next stage, a person does not have time to resolve conflicts – and therefore he displaces them, and later even ceases to perceive them. He does not see that there are any problems at work, at home, with Continue reading

Joseph Clara Pilates Studio today

New York, 8th Avenue and 56th Street, an old low-rise building surrounded by skyscrapers, noisy cafes where cigars are still manually twisted in the neighborhood. Central Park is within easy reach. Life is in full swing, people pass by, not paying attention to an old house, where windows are comfortably burning, and dancers, opera singers and other artists gather in spacious halls. You will not even find signs at the entrance. Not a single word, sign or hint about what happened here half a century ago. This is what the studio looks like today, where Joseph developed his method, taught people to him, and they transmitted and pass on knowledge to future generations.

Every day people come here from different parts of the world, for whom crossing the threshold of this building means so much. These people, Pilates teachers, have come a long way just to touch the railing of the stairs that Joe went up to his studio to breathe in the air of this place. Here, on the second floor, was the studio of Joe and Clara, their modest living room. Bruce King and Hannah Sakimirda huddled in the neighborhood. Life and work were an inseparable whole for these people. There was a special world, with its own rules and regulations. This place remembers all the Pilates Elders, all of Joe’s clients, including many celebrities. This place retains the spirit of those Continue reading

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Kegel exercises
Keeping the upright position, press the spine firmly against the back of the chair. Spread your pelvis and head in opposite directions. Position the pelvis clearly in the center of…

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Pilates and Posture
Posture is the internal balance of all body systems, expressed in the structure of the human body. We come to this light soft, elastic, very sensitive and responsive to any…

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Pilates: The Art of Teaching Methods
To train someone is a big responsibility, and to train mentors is a double responsibility, this is an exam for you personally, a kind of test for what you really…

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Caution! Baron Munchausen's Syndrome in Pilates!
“Contrology is the complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit. J.H. Pilates This quote is the essence of the method, the meaning of practice. A harmoniously developed person is…

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