Peeking my head into the Pilates room, I thought to myself, "OMG, what is with the machines?"
Through the lens of my clumsy, often-awkward body, the Reformers looked like little death traps – with straps and odd springs everywhere. Um, no. . .
Then my friend and fellow Forrest Yoga teacher Lisa Day became a Pilates instructor and you know what Forrest Yoga teachers do? We support each other.
So one Wednesday evening, I took the plunge. . . And like most everything else in life that I said I couldn’t do or wouldn’t do and definitely wouldn’t like – I loved it.
As a yoga practitioner, I have always struggled with numbness in my low back, tailbone, and sacrum. In just one session of Pilates, I was more aware of the exact places that were shut down. As we did the simplest of roll downs, my body lit up with sensations that I had never felt before. Read More