December 12 – Body Integration This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
My response: I was taking a pilates class from October 2009-around May/June 2010 given by my friend Meghan. I stopped at that point because I was also doing dragonboat and baseball, and it was getting to be too much in my schedule, and then summer came along and then I didn't end up going back and I miss it. Pilates definitely helped me have a better connection between my mind and body and I felt more alive and stronger in multiple ways after each session. I was also following a few Stott Pilates videos once or twice and week and felt more connected to myself. Since I haven't been going I can feel a difference in my "mind-body balance" (Stott words!) and I miss is, unfortunately I really don't have the energy for it these days because ***get ready for it*** I AM PREGNANT!! I think all of my close friends and family know this (but if you don't please forgive me!!) . I'm about 13 weeks, due in June and have been utterly exhausted for the past 9 weeks basically! And NO doing some exercise will NOT make me feel better-my midwife even said so herself!! SO with that being said, I expect to also feel more cohesion between my mind and body in the months to come!