Take Control

Have you ever ended up disappointed because something or someone didn’t turn out or do what you wanted? Then, it’s good to remind yourself that the only thing you can control is yourself and what’s inside you.

I used to become so disappointed if people or things did not “go my way”.   I thought they should have been more understanding or  understand from my point of you.   It always ended up with me being disappointed and “hurt”. I have learned that rather than trying to control and change other people or situations,  take a good look at what you can change within yourself.

By practicing Yoga and Pilates, you will become more open to go within and learn to “soften” your heart and to connect to your inner self.    The only thing for sure that you can always control is yourself and your thoughts.  You choose how to respond to events in your life.  We make ourselves stressed and upset.  We can choose to be accepting and non-judgmental.

” You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. ” Karen Hagberg, Pilates instructor

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Constructive use of the Body

Destructive use of the self versus constructive use of the self.  Neutral alignment affects not only the lumbar vertebrae but the entire spine.  Reformer exercises help us create equal balance between the head, neck and back so we can unlock the centre of power in the movement of the body.  This adds efficiency and grace in our motion, while maintaining minimal muscular tension.   This is how Alexander & Pilates techniques improves overall body strength.