Taking it slow. Sometimes lying down and appearing to doing nothing
A lot of focus of movement coming from my 'core'
I guess I did about 30 Pilates classes in couple of months after rock-bottom. I had several Pilates' instructors, each with a differing approach and perspective. I learned something from all of them, and I'm glad I stuck with the classes I wasn't keen on the first time round.
It was interesting how over a few sessions a bit of familiarily with the methods made the sessions much more comfortable - self-conciousness much reduced.
A lot of videos available. Watch a selection. Look for the ones that take it slow. Less action more gentle controlled movement.
Rewatch the exercise a few times. Pick up on the details.
Don't try to keep up with a video. Find an exercise you think you can do, stop the video, and have a practice.
Only do the exercises you can do! I couldn't pick up a leg, lie straight on my side .
The roll down... curling action.
Arm front to back and all the way round.
Focus on the mmm
After a few weeks I could feel new muscles activating. I could also feel how much I used the wrong areas of muscle (my neck for a start, feeling the strain as I tried to sit up).
3 months after rock bottom and a lot of rolling down, the blanket of depression lifted. I felt it sweep up my face and over the back of my head as I stood up from a roll down. It was that dramatic. I felt the 'fibro fog' be blown away. It was that amazing. That's the day I started my healing diary and knew I had something important to share. Since then a slow slog to release all my physical tensions and get back to Base-Line healthy.Back To Top
Movement should not be painful.
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