Thursday, May 19, 2011

here's the thing

Today I had my second session of Pilates, and it left me feeling profoundly peaceful and grounded. As I sat thinking about it afterward, it occurred to me that a fundamental difference between Pilates and running, my usual exercise, is that running is transcendent of the physical for me in many ways, pushing through feeling my body, and Pilates is very much a process of connecting the mind and the physical.

12 comments:

RW said...

I love my pilates class. I have struggled with serious back issues for over 10 years. it gives me hope.

Becky said...

That is beautifully put, Lecia. I am happy for you that you're ready and able to let that history go. Here's to the future!

That picture of the water and the bridge is just wonderful. I want to look at it for a long time.

PS: Did you finish Violets of March? I started it over the weekend and it makes me want to visit your part of the world.

Kamana said...

oh i would love to takeup pilates!

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likeschocolate said...

Have a happy weekend!

KPiep said...

After reading this post I wish more than ever that I could go get a cup of tea with you!

Nanette said...

Just wanted to let you know that I find you completely inspiring. You have been through so much and yet the joy and optimism that you hold continues to shine through in each of your posts. Thank you for sharing and I, too, took a pilates class last week and felt inspired by how connected I felt to my body. Have a lovely weekend.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I already had the feeling you were pretty amazing, but now I'm even more inspired. Thank you for sharing your story. And thank your husband for being such a wonderfully supportive man.

kathy b said...

Gorgeous....your images are stunning.

Darcy said...

I'm actually going in the opposite direction, for years I've done pilates and yoga but only recently have I taken up jogging. I'm amazed at how with jogging I can just sort of forget everything, how I know longer feel burdened by age or responsibility.

Anyways, great post (as always)! Have a wonderful weekend!

Francesca said...

I did yoga for a little while, hoping to find peace. I didn't work for me at that time, but I can't wait to have some free time to give it another try.

Nicola said...

What a powerful and peaceful post (and reminder and encouragement). Thank you.