What is Somatic Pilates?
It is not another mechanical exercise method to ‘get fit’, but a different and more holistic way of using the mind and body to create change.
It is a unique movement method of ‘learning to move better’ through a guided set of instructions. These emphasize the ‘ internal connection’ of the body and mind which results in better movement, improved posture, relief from back pain and work-life stress.
Somatic Pilates is a complementary or alternative approach to fitness and wellbeing. Powerful and effective, the method is a sequence of structured moves. Verbal guidance teaches how to think, observe, sense, feel and listen. Internal connections in the body; replacement of old habits. New ways of moving to create ease tension and stress.
Through guided instruction, you learn how to move, with ease and agility to change old ways of moving. This leads to improvements to backache, neck, shoulder and hip issues. Benefits made improve walking, running, athletics, swimming, martial arts and other sports. And for anyone who wants to carry out their everyday activities with ease and efficiency. Rather than teaching ‘the right ‘ way to move you are provided with ‘more choices’ of what is right for your body. There is no competitive element or judgement in this method. It is an integrated therapeutic practice that creates lasting change.
The method can deal with a variety of other conditions. It is helpful for joint pain, poor mobility, lack of coordination and ‘work-life stress’.And for those who wish to stay fit and healthy.
It is a mindful and intelligent approach to exercise and well- being. And can be used as an alternative or supportive addition to standard yoga, pilates and other modalities. It is of benefit to anyone interested in health, fitness and well–being into the future.