When it comes to your overall well-being, do you focus your attention on the body, mind or spirit? And how do you find time to pay attention to all three?
Well, EMC’s Liz Fareed believes Pilates (originally called Contrology) is the answer. Liz has studied Pilates since 1996 and has a BFA in Dance. She teaches what is known as Classical, or traditional Pilates.
“Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.” – Joseph Pilates
In the 1920’s, Joseph Pilates founded Contrology– a low impact system of flexibility and strengthening exercises used to develop the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine while also providing a full body workout. Liz stays true to Joseph Pilates techniques and belief that in order to achieve physical well-being, you must focus the mind on every single movement, no matter how small– and that only through this focus and attention to alignment, you are able to be in control of your body, rather than at it’s mercy.
After leaving Liz’s class today, EMC member and pilates student Eva Burns commented, “I feel ten times taller!” All it took was an hour, and Eva was able to enhance her physical posture– and perhaps more importantly, her awareness.
Join Liz every Wednesday at 10am for Pilates– the classical way.
PILATES with Liz