Pilates

Ashley’s guest today is Jennifer Saltzman who has been a Pilates instructor in the Seattle area for 21 years. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in modern dance in 1991.  After moving to Seattle she completed her certification as an instructor in 1995.  She ran her own Pilates studio for seven years and then was hired by the prestigious Bellevue Club, where she has been instructing individuals and groups for the past 14 years.

Jennifer describes Pilates as a whole body workout, a series of exercises that can be tailored to the individual for maximum strength, flexibility and balance. It is a most efficient way of working the body’s core, a complex series of muscles extending beyond the abs. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health, as well the significance of having a sense of community in life.

You will be fascinated by Jennifer’s personal journey from illness and fatigue to complete health through Pilates, diet and Dr. Wallach’s supplement recommendations.  Ashley asks her what 3 items she would take with her if she had to live on a desert island.  You’ll love her answer!

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

Pilates is a potentially challenging whole body workout

Optimal body movement is not intuitive; it has to be taught.

Discipline is the road to mastership

Health AH-HA Moment:

Make your thoughts obey you rather than choosing to obey your thoughts.

Your Challenge:

Always ask yourself: What’s good about this?  Look for the positive in life’s challenges.

Resources:

To contact Jen to purchase the supplements she recommends: [email protected]

Book: Eat Right for Your Blood Type by Peter J. D’Adamo

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Natural Pain Relief – Peggy Protz

Peggy Protz returns to Learn True Health to talk more about the Feldenkrais method and natural pain relief with Ashley James. Peggy describes a patient in her 50’s with a frozen shoulder, where her shoulder movements are difficult and painful. When doctors worked with her arm and shoulder, the pain was just too much.

Peggy worked with her back rather than her arm and in less than a year her arm became more integrated with her body and she had less pain and a better range of motion.

Peggy also treats clients with hip and knee replacements.  There’s a lot that can be done to integrate the new joint into the body so that the other hip or knee doesn’t break down.

Peggy has always loved dancing and is creative with making movements.  This enables her to design body meditation for individuals, making it easy for them to remember their routine, giving them the tools to solve the pain problem when it arises.

She describes her Feldenkrais classes and how they differ from her private sessions.  Her advice to those with joint pain is to stay in the present moment rather than to think about the cause of their pain.

Finally, she wishes her clients would be interested in feeling free in their body, that they make life be more of a dance.  Flexibility can make you flexible in life.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

There’s a lot you can do to postpone a hip or knee replacement

A Feldenkrais class is quite different from a yoga or pilates class.

It’s important to stay in the present moment rather than to worry about how your pain developed.

Health AH-HA Moment:

It’s time to try meditation and experience inner peace.

Your Challenge:

Close your eyes and put your full attention on three whole breaths and the small states of quiet between each breath.

Resources:

PeggyProtz.com

Book: Feldenkrais: the Busy Person’s Guide to Easier Movement
By Frank Wildman

 



Feldenkrais

Ashley James interviews Peggy Protz, today’s guest on Learn True Health.  Peggy is an expert in movement and how the quality of your movement directly affects your quality of life.  She has been a professional dancer, a pilates instructor, and, since 2002, a Feldenkrais practitioner.  Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement.

It is for those who have not had success with traditional physical therapy. Feldenkrais is designed to break up habitual patterns and introduce new ways of functioning so that you’re not tied to your habits.  Interestingly it looks at the whole system—the area that hurts may have its source from another part of the body.  Feldenkrais helps the body reprogram itself.

It is also very effective with neurological challenges, such as MS and recovering from strokes, anything that affects the way you move and the way your brain and muscles are connected to each other

Peggy points out that this technique is not a conditioning approach, like yoga or pilates.  She trains athletes not to be stronger but to learn to use their bodies more efficiently, to correct habitual movement patterns.  Each body is unique with unique patterns. When you rebalance your body, you feel a sense of lightness, you see more options around you and life seems easier.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

If you’re bent over because you’re at a computer all day, the Feldenkrais technique will reset your posture so your body learns to sit correctly.

This technique was designed by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 – 1984), a physicist and engineer, with a black belt in Judo.

If you have “cell phone neck,” you’re not alone.

Feldenkrais will teach you how to use your body more efficiently.

Health AH-HA Moment:

We’re walking around stuck in our habits.  It’s time to learn new ways for our body to function.

Your Challenge:

List the long and short term skeletal pain that you have had, for instance back, neck or shoulder pain.  Consider having a this treatment to experience relief. One session will make a difference.

Resource:

PeggyProtz.com


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