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  • Portland Pilates and happiness

Can Pilates make you happy?

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  I’m a firm believer in the power of movement to lift one’s spirits and relieve [...]

May 22nd, 2017|
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A Pilates lesson from neurologist Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist who was widely known for his prolific writing about unusual human neurological conditions, died on Sunday. I recently read Sacks’s book A Leg to Stand On in which he details his personal experience re-habilitating his leg after a traumatic injury which required surgery to reattach severed muscle.In the book, he describes his [...]

September 1st, 2015|