Got to have Constructive Rest!

I had the pleasure of taking Pilates Reformer as a somatic practice class this past semester, and as the school year has come to a close I am taking time to reflect on my experiences. Under the tutelage of Cristina Providence I learned Pilates Mat exercises as well as Reformer work, and her goal for the class was for us to take away a collection of Pilates exercises that we could organize into our own practices outside of the classroom. In order to achieve this goal, we learned Pilates not only as a physical practice, but as an outlet to understanding the holistic experience of the body as it interacts with the mind. Continue reading