Movement is an important form of non-verbal communication. Making up 93 percent of how we communicate. As a movement teacher, I feel it an important part of our training to understand and bring the dots of movement & communication together! I have had many conversations with colleagues about how I could find out more about this fascinating world of movement and communication. John Sharkey the director of the NTC and clinical anatomist (who is creating groundbreaking research in the world of fascia) was one such person. I thought that maybe fascia may have something to do with her hypermobility and that was indirectly affecting her communication process. He told me that movement was a key aspect of development and recalled in his early day’s teachers using expressions such as “if you cannot move correctly you will not find your voice.” So true. So, for me, my intention is not to teach you how to do Pilates, but you to teach you how to feel Pilates.
Sensing our body and sensing our own vibrations is a huge part of Pilates that can sometimes get lost. The current world of online Pilates & Yoga teaching has created a silver lining of heightening your sensory system. Investigating and observing how you are moving by using your sense to guide you. Are you in neutral? Do you have even weight through your feet? Watch your knees are not knocking together? These are the kinds of cues the teacher is giving you but now that you are all alone in your living room you are solely responsible for sensing these in your body and creating realignment according to your own unique vibrations. Oiling your sensory system improves your movement and communication with yourself and others. Feeling the feelings enhances your overall wellbeing.
I love to work with people with injuries or restrictions teaching you how to sense joint alignment and muscle connection. Get in touch if you are a beginner or newcomer to Pilates, or you are looking for a clinical Pilates teacher online.