Oh wow, it has been a long time since I have posted!
This winter has been rough here in haute Provence! Clients and I fought off lots of illnesses. Fortunately the type of training we do in my Pilates studio is in direct response to the physical needs and abilities on the day the client is in with me. This goes for physical problems like low back pain as well as recovering from a bug! I will not exhaust someone if his/her body is at the tail end of fighting off an illness. Instead we will gently mobilize major muscle groups and work on calm stretching, utilizing the equipment to support the positions and purposeful breathing to help eliminate stored waste.
Clearing the air in the studio is also of utmost importance, and during the height of flu season, I have thrown open the windows and front door of the studio to cross ventilate and clean out the air! I have a fabulous essential oil diffuseur that I use daily with a special organic mix that not only freshens the air but has traditional oils which are known to kill bacteria and viruses (thyme being one of the biggies).
Thankfully we're seeing the first signs of spring...buds on the almond trees, violets in the woods and, the chickadees are preparing their nests and looking for all the seeds and food they can to prepare for the arrival of their young! Welcome spring!!