In whatever I am are engaging, on a personal or professional level, I always remind myself that you never stop growing and learning.
Welcome to my first Blog, which also celebrates the launching of my new website.
I have been asking myself what I should write on my first blog so that I can connect with you, bring some little inspiration and set a tone… and what better than my professional and personal experience into Pilates.
This year it will be my fourth year of teaching Pilates, and what a journey it has been so far. A journey with ups and downs, with doubts, uncertainties, lots of procrastination, but also with rewards and happy moments. A journey that has challenged me in a whole new way, where I had to push the boundaries of my comfort zone and explore new, often daunting things.
Pilates, both in my teaching and in my personal practice, has taught me a lot.
The teaching has turned out to be something I love, a way to express myself and to connect with people. It has taught me to never take things for granted. It has taught me to feel privileged to work with each individual, and that I can learn from every person I have contact with.
On a personal level, Pilates, has taught me to slow down, to be more present, to listen more to myself, both my physical and emotional self, so that I know more when to challenge myself and when to acknowledge that all I need is rest and a bit of nurturing.
It has helped me hugely in the sports I enjoy doing, by giving me a new level of body awareness, connection, and strength, to mention only a few.
And of course this is not the end, because every day I’m out there teaching and practicing Pilates I realise how little I know and how much more I need and want to learn.
Sometimes I get frustrated and sad, and upset because I don’t see I am moving forward. But then I only need to stop, step back and watch, and then I realise that I have been moving forward all along. And in fact I am right in the middle of that learning journey, and I tell myself that I feel fortunate to do what I do.
I would like it for my blogs to be a way to connect with my readers, both in sharing useful ideas about Pilates, its benefits and current research, but also as I way to share inspirational ideas, and sometimes the struggles we experience on our own journey.
I wish for my blogs to be a positive reading, yet retaining a sense of honesty. Comments will be happily received 🙂
And so the journey continues. Stay tuned!