Quantum Science - How The Universe Works Is Relevant
There's quite a bit of 'Spirituality' in the movement/Pilates/wellness world my work
seems to land in. It's sometimes referred to as "woo-woo" and I seem to be invited to
lean into 'gratitude', 'higherawareness', ‘higher consciousness’ etc.
It's not that I don't see value or that I have an "anti" to Spirituality but, over and over again I
find myself pulled more into the other side of the spectrum, which is SCIENCE (and that includes
I have no idea why most people view science as being buried under complex equations with lots
of numbers, symbols and letters. Somehow it's viewed as the opposite of creativity and free-spirit.
That's not the case for me.
MOVE With Your BREATH
For years I would take on a new group of people starting Pilates and would tell them at the
beginning of their Foundation course:
“You’ll here me cueing ‘breath in’ and ‘breath out’, BUT do not worry if you find yourself
breathing in the exact reverse... For now it’s my way of reminding you to breath, and try to get you
into a habit to breath while you move and also start to understand the connections between breath
This was with very small groups teaching in the studio. We would start, like I start any class, with settling down the body (and mind) using the breath, but from that point on, with the understanding of not to get stuck with how/when to breath, we’ll continue into moving through the journey of the class and the course.
Trust is a big thing. It’s HUGE.
It’s so immense it becomes an abstract concept (or a philosophical one).
From my perspective as a Pilates teacher / Movement educator, I deal with ‘trust’ when so many come to me NOT TRUSTING THEIR OWN BODY and with that they’re NOT TRUSTING THEMSELVES.
❥ Move Through ❥
This past week I was reminded of the old saying you might have heard:
"The Only Way Out Is Through".
For me, this saying means to face a challenge head on.
Look at it. Face it. Sit with it. Get to know it.
It's the opposite of going around (under/over) or ignoring an obstacle or difficulty.
It's the opposite of running away from it.
Wired To Connect ⚡
Second week of January 2021.
It almost sounds like the beginning of a diary entry, doesn't it?
Well, truth be told I don't keep a diary, nor am I in the practice of journaling (which to me seems like a different word for the same thing).
Funny how I seem to always tell you about all those practices that are within the "Wellness Industry" that I don't do (like the Cold Therapy of Wim Hoff)...
✨Get Your Power Back✨
I know things are hard right now and you might be feeling tried of this whole Pandemic stuff. Being stuck in a third lockdown is not what we wished for ourself.
I hear you.
If you're feeling powerless and less "sparkly" at this moment I wanted to let you know that there is a way to get your own power back, and for that you need two things:
A) Realise you have your own power and B) Take ownership of your power...
But I’m jumping ahead of myself.
Let me start from the beginning - -
Low Energy - being careful with it especially now!
It's getting really close to Christmas now.
Lots to do, get ready, sort out... it can be stressful or it can be exciting and a lot of how you go through this this period depends of your energy levels and how you use the energy you have.
Purpose, Intensity, Commitment & Focus..
Somehow we need to balance the anxiety and restrictions around Covid19 with protecting ourselves.
It seems like a conﬂict and a tug war between the reality and circumstances we ﬁnd ourselves in and the knowledge and need of self-care: physically, mentally and emotionally to keep strong and healthy...
I'm so tired..
"I'm so tired. My shoulders hurt. My neck hurts. My whole body hurts."
These are some of the words I've heard this past week.
I've also heard the usual "I'm OK, Aoife" that still sounds tired with the 'sure what can you do?' air to it...
Waiting for Godot
I know the quote above is a bit confusing and weird.
Bear with me though, I’ll explain.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Samuel Beckett – one of the famous 20th century Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer and poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1969).
Born in Dublin in 1906 he exiled himself (much like James Joyce) and found a welcome home in Paris where he died in 1989.