Mental and Spiritual Aspects of Pilates
Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:22 PM
It occurs to me that Dr. Fiasca is in a somewhat unique position in that he is both a Pilates professional and a
mental health professional. Dr. Fiasca, I would love to hear more about how you see Pilates as it relates to the non-physical or mental or spiritual development of those who practice it. It seems to me that there is frequent mention of the beneficial aspects of Pilates in these areas, yet these are areas which are mentioned almost in passing, getting very little attention in the Pilates books I've read and in the part of the Pilates world with which I'm acquainted.
Thank you for any thoughts or observations which you may be willing to share.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:58 AM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:19 AM
I'm very grateful you found the online interview informative and enjoyable. It's always a pleasure and a privilege to share insights about the Pilates method. Of course, I look forward to some of your thoughts about Mr. Pilates' brilliant creation.
Your question about mental and spiritual aspects of Pilates has profound implications, and I feel it would be insufficient to write a short reply. These subjects deserve more attention. Coincidentally, I've been working on an essay which illumines a few issues related to mental and spiritual aspects of Pilates. Although these issues are worthy of writing an entire book, it's sometimes interesting to explore certain ideas within a 10-15 page essay.
In a few days I'll submit my thoughts to Tom. Like you, I want to extend many thanks to Tom for creating a dynamic online learning environment for us all to share ideas about the Pilates method.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:05 AM
Posted 25 January 2006 - 07:39 PM
Please accept my apologies for not replying sooner, or posting the essay I mentioned. The more I consider mental and spiritual aspects of Pilates, the more involved these issues become. It seems preferable to develop these ideas more fully before submitting an essay to Tom for review in near future. I hope this isn't an inconvenience. Will look forward to more communication at Pilates Connections.
All the best,
Posted 27 January 2006 - 04:35 PM
Often, as my body melts into the Pilates routines, I find that I'm more alert and relieved from the pressures of job, home, and life in general. Perhaps that's the same with all physical exercise, but I think that the flow and concentration required in Pilates make it unique, much like what my acquaintances who do yoga say.
Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:52 PM
I would be fascinated to hear his thoughts on the mental and spiritual aspects of Pilates.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:12 AM
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