Pilates with Darrell Duane-Wray: On the Mat, and On the Chair March 3, 2012

Darrell demonstrating Pilates 100 Exercise.

Hi Everyone,

First, I am honored that Ericka has asked me to be a guest blogger and a Pilates Instructor for YOUYOGA in Overland Park, Kansas! Thank you Ericka 🙂
I would like to share a little about Pilates and some of the benefits of adding it to your Yoga practice.
Pilates is a body conditioning set of exercises that starts in the core (trunk) of the body and works outwards all the way to the finger tips and toes.
It strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides balance and flexibility and joins the mind, body and spirit into a more streamlined shape.
It was designed to be done on a mat just like Yoga, and also can be done from a chair.  As you become more in tune to your core muscles, you will begin to take the Pilates movements into all your daily activities, hopefully as you do with your Yoga practice.
I will be sharing some “Mini Pilates” sessions during some of the Yoga and Chair Yoga classes this week, and I will be around after class to answer any questions.  So wherever you are in your Yoga practice, beginner, intermediate, advanced, either on the mat or chair, I believe Pilates will add to, and go hand in hand with your Yoga practice. 

Join me for a “Mini Pilates” session during the last 10-15 minutes of the following classes:

  • Monday, March 5 @ 6:15 – 8:30 pm YOU in  flow
  • Thursday, March 8 @  9:30 – 10:45 am YOU in flow
  • Thursday, March 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00 pm Chair Yoga
  • Saturday, March 10 @  9:30 – 10:30 am Chair Yoga

I would like to end this post with a quote from Joseph Pilates the creator of the Pilates Method of Contrology:

”Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.”

Thank You and Namaste,
Darrell-Duane Wray


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