Candy Control Core Work
Pilates connects us to our deep core muscles physically which directly effects us mentally. The more core control we develop, the easier it is for us to stay centered and in control in our lives. When we practice Pilates, we end up making better choices for our entire body throughout the day. We stand taller, feel stronger, more flexible and balanced.
Joseph Pilates originally named his work “Contrology”. Pilates isn’t meant as a punishment; and all exercise should be joyful not painful. The reason I love Pilates so much is it always makes me feel good. Think of gaining control in your core as a way to be more in control of your inner guide. We can’t control what goes on around us; but we can control the way we react. When I think of control in a Pilates sense, it’s less rigid and more about connecting with ourselves and learning how to correct ourselves in a positive constructive way.
Halloween is a fun time and one that’s meant to be enjoyed. You can still have your treats when you practice Pilates on a regular basis because you’ll feel in control! Just because you ate it doesn’t mean you have to negate it, either; but if you do have a few too many treats (and let’s face it we all do from time to time) here are some Candy Control Core moves to get you back in to a healthy mental and physical state. Do this quick little routine for a full mini sized workout or drop and do one of these moves before your candy hankering strikes then enjoy your fun size treat!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!