My long-term private movement studies began as a result of my chronic back pain. The pain wasn’t the result of a sudden fall or accident, instead it snuck up on me plaguing me with discomfort and limited mobility. Although I had helped many clients alleviate their back pain, I struggled with my own. Having been physically active my whole life, whether dancing, hiking, or practicing yoga and Pilates, coming to terms with my limited mobility was extremely challenging.
http://parliamentpointe.com/duplex-photo-gallery/ My body, which I always viewed as my partner in movement, had become my enemy.
A colleague recommended I see her teacher Clarice Marshall, a Pilates and Gyrotonic instructor influenced by Alexander Technique. The added expense, combined with the stubborn belief that I could fix the problem on my own, made me reluctant to see her.
http://planetapaz.org/index.php?option=com_users The pain continued, desperation set in and I finally agreed to set up an appointment.
I remember my first private session with Clarice well. Most of the lesson was spent doing basic exercises, many of which I had done before, but I remember experiencing them in a whole new way. What I once thought of as easy exercise now seemed challenging, while very familiar movements suddenly felt foreign, yet rejuvenating! I realized I wasn’t always doing what I thought I was doing and that I could improve the quality of my movement. At the end of our session my back felt better than it had in months and I left with a renewed sense of hope.
buy generic Seroquel from india It would take more than one private session, but my body would finally heal.
I still go to group classes and find them very enriching, but private sessions offer a deeper level of specificity. I can ask questions, stop and investigate a sensation in my body, and take time to understand the details of an exercise. This is a marked difference from a group class where although I may receive individual attention, ultimately I’m left to process the information on my own.
And- in reality, we can’t always figure out everything on our own.
Private sessions have changed my life. My back is healed, I’ve gained a new understanding of my body, and I feel more confident and capable. Private sessions are an opportunity to focus 100% on myself- a true gift.
No matter what kind of day I’m having, I know I’ll always leave feeling better.