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Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
3M ago
From Charlie and the Choclate Factory, a wonderful song that encourages you to take the chance, to dream, to believe that anything is possible and that’s the way I teach Pilates. Creative, functional workouts to sculpt, tone and give you a body that serves you well in life, because ultimately that's what we all need. It's not about how you look, it's about how you feel inside and out- full of confidence in your own skin. On my YouTube channel we celebrate all ages and levels of fitness with something for everyone. Every workout will teach you something new about your body and is rooted in over ..read more
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Note to Self - Will you be my Valentine?
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
3M ago
February, the month of love, is not just reserved for showering affection on others. This Valentine's season, let's redirect some of that love inward and embark on a journey of self-love. Let's explore how taking care of yourself can be the ultimate act of love. • Love Begins with Self-Care - In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to neglect the most important person – yourself. Just as Pilates can strengthen and rejuvenate the body, a self-care practice will nourish the soul. Take time for activities that bring you joy, whether it's a relaxing bath, a walk in nature, or reading ..read more
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The Top 5 Benefits of Pilates Breathing
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
Here are 5 Benefits of learning the Pilates Breathing Method and 5 Health Conditions it can Help 1️⃣ Increases your lung capacity 2️⃣ Improves muscle activation and performance during exercise 3️⃣ Reduces anxiety and stress 4️⃣ The exhale activates the core muscles 5️⃣ Improves mental health by focusing your attention to the mind/ body connection One Lung Breathing is an incredible tool for anyone as it focuses you on one lung and one side of your ribs at a time. I’ve found it very helpful for people new to Pilates in understanding HOW lateral breathing works. It’s also particularly good for ..read more
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Standing Pilates to Correct Forward Head Posture
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
Forward Head Posture used to be an age related condition but not any more, with the advent of technology and 18 months of Covid I’ve noticed how every age group now has this posture to some degree- call it text neck or forward head- we all need to move more mindfully to stop this posture becoming permanent. Me included! Whilst we don’t all have access to a pilates studio we do all have a wall at home so here’s a sample of what can be done to correct the posture. This is a 10 minute dally standing workout to fix Forward Head Posture, rounded shoulders and back. Whether it be from sitting over c ..read more
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Maybe it's time for a Reset
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
One of the challenges of the world we live in is getting a healthy balance between work and life especially with a global pandemic stifling our usual lifestyles. Social and emotional connection is vital and with technology ever present it's tempting to quickly check those work emails and social media posts in our time off and then find yourself still looking at them an hour later. I'm as guilty as the next person of doing that so I decided I would schedule my time out from work and tech and keep to it. And it was so much harder than I expected to keep my digits off the tech! ? Having time off ..read more
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Reframe your Thoughts and Change your Day
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
Isn’t it strange the difference between how other people see us and how we see ourselves? What I’ve learnt over the years is that we all have good and bad days, we all have something about us we’d like to change or improve, and we all have moments in our lives which are more challenging than we think we can bear. And the biggest life lesson I’ve learnt is that we CAN have more good days than bad if we choose to reframe our thoughts to positive ones, we CAN become the best version of ourselves if we accept truly who we are and not compare our lives to others. And we CAN overcome whatever life t ..read more
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Preventing Work-from-Home Pains
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
Remote work has slowly been on the rise even before the pandemic, thanks to tech developments and more professionals wanting a break from the traditional 9-5. With the pandemic causing thousands of offices to close their doors, remote work has certainly become the new norm — and it looks like it's here to stay too.   After all, remote work provides people with more convenience, control over time, and savings. Of course, working from home comes with its own challenges, such as dealing with body pains from sitting all day. Some mindfulness, exercise, and proper breathing will help prevent a ..read more
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Sustainable Pilates - Taking Responsibility for the Planet as well as your Wellbeing
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
As I’ve got older certain things have become more important in my life, responsibility for the planet is one of them. Ok that sounds very grandiose I know but I’m trying to do my bit. I’m Flexitarian but eat more Vegan food now, I avoid as many single use plastics as I can and I do seek out eco-friendly and sustainable brands for everything from make-up to homeware, not to mention the most frequently used items in my wardrobe - namely my Pilates clothes. I live and breathe (literally!) Pilates and I have been actively looking for Pilates clothing that I can wear knowing that it has come from a ..read more
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Why an Injury Can affect Your mental health and How to Overcome it
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
There is a great article on why a sports injury can harm your mental health in this months Psychologies magazine with some excellent advice. One piece in particular was ‘ if you can’t play your usual sport due to injury what can you do instead? And this is where Pilates comes in. Working as a pilates instructor for 10+ years now I’ve seen many injuries and pathologies that have affected people’s mental health, for me the first priority is always to get people moving in whatever way they can, because movement in itself is healing. A comprehensively certified teacher can call on 600 + pilates ex ..read more
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My First book on Pilates will be out soon!
Rachel Lawrence Pilates Blog
by rachel lawrence
1y ago
Dear Pilates friends and family, I have exciting news for you. My first book on Pilates will be published this spring! Last year I was asked by a publisher to write an easy to follow guidebook on Mat Pilates and I am thrilled to announce that it's now available for Pre-Order on Amazon UK and Amazon.com I spent last summer writing it and many a late night post YouTube broadcasts working on it to make it as easy to follow as possible. If you can I would love it if you could pre-order a copy on Amazon; pre-orders help push the promotion of books and I need the help to get it out there to everyone ..read more
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