Wanted to try meditation but feel like it’s not readily available for your personality or your lifestyle? Ever “shamed” by an instructor because there is no way you are going to “clear your head”? I want you to try our Endurance method of meditation! Based on the principles of Mindfulness Meditation, we encourage our participants to develop habits that they can apply to their daily lives. We practice meditations that you can do in as little as a minute (or a few breath cycles if necessary!) and in any situation available- lying down, sitting, standing, in the middle of a meeting, even running a marathon! We have developed a program of meditation that is accessible for all and focuses on your ability to control your breath, reactions, and surroundings in a safe and supportive environment. Join us in person or online for our Intro to Meditation course offered at 9AM on Thursdays and Fridays. Think of our Endurance Meditation as the exercise you need for your mind!
Tag: Stress Relief
Stress Less at Endurance
Stress Less at Endurance! Because for One Hour, all you will be able to think about is you!
Joseph Pilates called his method Contrology and according to him….
“The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors if there be any such so fortunate living among us today. However, it is the ideal to strive for, and in our opinion, it is only through Contrology [Pilates] that this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit can ever be attained.” Joseph Pilates
Want to take your mind off everything else going on around you- for an hour? I will admit it- I seriously started doing Pilates because I needed at least one hour in my life on most days of the week where I didn’t have to think about anything else except exactly what I was doing with my body at that particular moment. I couldn’t think of my grocery list or the 10 things I had to do when I went back to the office after my evening class. Lots has changed since then, but I still use my Pilates workouts to get away from the rest of the world. I can’t check my email, texts or monthly sales numbers when I’m backbending on the reformer. I could do other forms of exercise session- spin, step…get on a treadmilll or elliptical and try and zone out, but everything I had to do or was worried about would creep into my mind. That is certainly not the case with Pilates!
When students perform Pilates exercises at Endurance, we give them lots of direction as to how to move precisely and with control- there are no haphazard movements in a Pilates class. Once we’ve established a certain level of control, we add in more flow and more moving pieces to control. It’s the “mind over movement” that makes Pilates the ideal workout for stress relief. During a particular exercise, you will be told how to do it, where to feel it, how to make it even better for your spine and overall physique. Our instructors have taken years to learn Pilates in their own bodies and have plenty of practice “squeezing the juice” out of each and every exercise. They when it is time to slow the workout down for precision and when to speed it up to flow. Ever had a difficult time meditating? Because you were trying to clear your mind and all those to-dos kept creeping back in? We guarantee that for one hour, the only thing you will be able to think about is your tummy, tush and inner thighs working really hard to move your body in a more perfect and precise way in just about anything that you do outside the studio! Come clear your mind with us and get a great butt and flat abs while you leave your cars by the door!
“Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.” Joseph Pilates
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