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Yes, I do online personal training through Zoom. To book a session, please email me at PJ@PJOClair.com. Transcript: "Hi, yes, I absolutely do personal training online. I do it through Zoom, both Pilates and strength training, if you'd like to book a session. The best way to do that is to reach out to me, directly through email, you can reach me at PJ at PJ o'clair.com. Thank you so much."
New to yoga? Consider what your goals are, and then look for in person classes, free content on youtube or sign up for a free trial on yoga15.com for sessions that cover your objectives. Transcript: "If you've never tried yoga before, it's probably time that you did. The first thing to decide is what your goal is, whether that's recovery, increasing flexibility, inducing a state of calm and clarity or building strength with just your own body weight. You can then find an in person class, look for free content on youtube or you can sign up for my website, which is yoga 15 dot com for a free trial where you'll find sessions that cover all these objectives."
Contemporary Pilates incorporates modern knowledge of the body and biomechanics, while classical Pilates follows Joseph Pilates' original works. Which one is best for someone depends on their preference and what is offered in their area. Transcript: "Can you describe the difference between contemporary and classical Pilates and how someone might choose which one to pursue? So in classical Pilates, they adhere to the original works of Joseph Pilates and how he created it without modifications. Contemporary Pilates incorporates more of that modern knowledge of the body and biomechanics and has definitely more modifications in the works versus the classical style Pilates. Now which one to pursue, that's sometimes a little bit more preference. What you feel is going to be best for you and your potential clients, but also sometimes it might be convenience of what is actually offered in your area. I am a contemporary Pilates instructor. I do stop Pilates, so we do have a lot of modifications as a physical therapist. I felt that that option was better for me because I see a very wide range of clients and I'm able to modify for them a lot based on the teaching that I've gone through versus the classical style. So that's why I particularly chose contemporary Pilates versus classical."
Kundalini energy is a powerful transformative frequency that activates the various memories within your physical body and helps open up creative forces. It has been around for centuries and is very powerful. Transcript: "Kundalini energy is one of the three energies that's necessary for your chaiyat of healing energy and Kundalini specifically is a powerful transformative frequency that most often is affiliated with a spiritual enlightenment which opens up the creative forces found within the physical body. Kundalini is very cellularly based so that means the trillions of cells within your physical body get activated and it activates the various different memories so ingrained memories, bio-memories, muscle memories so it activates the chemical response of these memories based upon the emotional component as it resides within the neural tissues of the brain or as it resides within the soft tissues of the human body. Kundalini energy has been around for years, centuries and is very powerful."Kundalini Energy
Breath is an important part of pilates and can be used to engage the deep core muscles. By focusing on the movement of the rib cage, it can improve the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide and make a connection between mind and body. Transcript: "Can I discuss the role of breath and pilates and how it can enhance the benefits of the practice? We use our breath to engage our deep core musculature, transversus abdominus. The deepest of our for abdominal muscles, generates its energy from oxygen. So we want to use that breath to get the right level of Engagement. Let's try that now, place your hands on your belly and just let it be very soft, won't you take a breath in through the nose and then exhale, through the mouth? a mouth and just start to draw the skin away from your And do that again, take a breath in through the nose as you exhale, like you're blowing out a birthday candle to start to feel that abdominal wall flat. Now test that, can you maintain that connection on your next? Inhale if you had trouble you may have been going to deepen your engagement of your muscles so that breath can allow us to have that understanding of what degree of Engagement we want to have. The thing I think about is the movement of the rib cage. When we have the best optimal movement of the ribcage, we get the best exchange of gases O2, in CO2 out. So imagine these bottom ribs, they're like the handles on the shopping baskets, the supermarkets or like bucket handles, you want them to lift and lower on your breath, place your hands on your bottom ribs here as you inhale, start to feel the ribs lift up and then exhale close down. And it now I'm not lifting and lowering my shoulders. I'm Just feeling that movement of the rib cage. Also, we never think about breathing. We take 20,000 breaths a day. We never think about them. Once we do, we're making that connection between mind and body. So asking yourself questions like, where does my breath originated from my shoulders, my belly. What is the quality of my breath? Is it flowing? Is it stuck when we can answer those questions and then make changes? We're going to enhance our practice. Yeah."
TRX and cycling are both great for building muscle and losing weight, but it's important to remember that diet is just as important. Combining resistance training with cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet is the best way to achieve your goals. Transcript: "Okay, so great question. I get these kinds of questions a lot. And this time of the year, what is the best way to gain muscle and lose weight, TRX or cycling? They're both very different TRX is using your body weight. It's the straps that hang from Anchor Point, that uses your body weight for for training, whether you were trying to build muscle or to gain Mobility to your ex's, absolute wonderful for that. And then some cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise and you do spill some his leg strength for that. Depending on how much resistance you have if you're climbing, or if you're spinning, right? So they're both very different ones more. Cardiovascular ones, more strength and Mobility oriented, and it takes a combination of that, plus diet. If you want to lose weight, you can't really just exercise to lose weight. Oftentimes, it's what you're putting in your body for fuel that will determine whether or not you're going to lose the calories or burn enough calories. To compensate for the amount of food that you eat the. So it's really not as simple as that. I think doing resistance training is super important and TRX is a wonderful tool for that and riding a bike is a lot of fun and it does build a solid heart and gets the calories burnt. So I hope that helps you and keep the questions coming."