Monthly Archives: March 2014

unleash your inner animal with pilates & natural animal movements

Yogalife Middle East joined Walid Tebarki, one of our Pilates instructors at The Hundred Pilates Studio, to discover the natural range of motion, biomechanics and fluid poses that we go through in a Pilates class which resembles very much to Yoga poses and the natural movements of animals.We know that many of Joseph Pilates moves were inspired by the form and movement of animals. He frequented zoos, and encouraged students to watch the way animals move. Some Pilates exercises, like seal, swan, and crab are named for animals.  Here is what Yogalife have discovered with us.

 

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG1

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG1

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG2

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG2

 

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG3

YOGALIFE ME MAGAZINE, MARCH 2014 , PG3

“… true rhythm and control is observed both in domestic pets and wild animals – without exception.” Joseph Pilates

Pick up the March 2014 issue of Yogalife Middle East Magazine to read this coverage in fine print!
Visit www.thehundred.ae to find out how you can book a Pilates session with us.


gyrotonic is taking the u.s. by storm, but what is it? yogalife magazine give it a try at the hundred pilates studio in dubai.

The word GYROTONIC comes from the words “GYRO”, meaning spiral or circle and “TONIC”, meaning to tone or invigorate. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM, created by Juliu Horvarth, is a unique system of equipment and exercise that incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai-chi. Where most other exercise is performed as linear, static, strengthening, or flexibility, GYROTONIC exercise is a balance of all this and more. The movements emphasize multiple joint articulations without compression in fluid, circular motions. The exercises simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. Exercises, synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation, increase blood circulation. Special attention is paid to increased mobility and stability of the spine. The goal is to use exercise as a way to regenerate the body and inspire it to reverse the ageing process. You are only as old as your spine’s mobility.

GYROTONIC exercises encourage creativity; playfulness and feeling at home in one’s own body. In Juliu’s own words…..”I want music and poetry in my body. I want to be skillful without struggle.”

We welcomed Yogalife Middle East Magazine to give it a try with our certified Gyrotonic teacher, Sara Simmons at The Hundred Pilates Studio.  Pick up the last July/August issue to read further or simply dive into their review below:

Gyrotonic at The Hundred Pilates Studio. Yogalife Middle East Try & Test. (First Page)

Gyrotonic at The Hundred Pilates Studio. Yogalife Middle East Try & Test, July/August 2013. (First Page)


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