It is the mind itself that builds the body
There are many different mindfulness practices and it can be a gift to tie this to your movement practice. There is something for everyone when it comes to mindful practices, and it’s easy to find an approach that fits your needs.
If you’ve tried any sort of mindful meditation or body scanning I’d love to recommend that you try using this with your reformer footwork, and other deliberate Pilates work.
The focus that comes from movement, mindfulness, and visualization cues promoting healing and stability. With my own results, I’m so grateful for mindfulness practices.
Practices to Consider : Meditation, Body Scans, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Somatics and many more. Different practices have different focuses and you can choose what is right for you!
Mind-body care is essential for each of us so go easy on yourself, start simple and build up. I enjoy siting or move mindfully without any expectations or time requirements. Going with the flow can help you get started.
Like many modality inventors, Joseph Pilates felt that the mind, body, and spirit needed to be unified by action. So give it a try with your movement practice by bringing along your connection between the three. Simply, breathe deep and remember to make time to simply be present.
Here is a link to the University of Massachusetts Mindfulness Medical Institute, The Oasis Institute of Mindfulness. Where you can find a myriad of medically trained mindfulness practitioners.