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Practicing Pilates

February 3, 2014 — 15 Comments

Practicing Pilates is like practicing anything. The more you do it, the better it gets!

The word practice is an interesting one. Somehow in our culture we tend to think of practicing as something that comes before, to get you ready for the real thing.

You practice until you get it right.

But we use the word for some pretty important things.

Doctors practice medicine, dentists practice dentistry, and engineers practice engineering. Do they ever get it right? Does the practice ever end?

I would say no, practice should never end. There is always more to feel, find, understand, and practice.

Practicing Pilates is similar. Some days Pilates is easy and some days not so much.

Some days I can find a nuance of an exercise that changes everything, and then I am off practicing again.

Some days the workout flows and I feel like practicing Pilates has paid off, and other days not so much.

How about you? Do you have any things that you practice? And are you happy practicing, or do you feel the need to get it right?


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15 responses to Practicing Pilates

  1. So true. Really true of everything I do in life! !!

  2. I’m a big fan of pilates! It actually does wonders for my problem back!
    Kristen from The Road to Domestication recently posted…On the Road in JanuaryMy Profile

  3. Yes, practice indeed makes perfect!
    Michelle Liew recently posted…How Do I Tell Her About YouMy Profile

  4. I practice many things…and no it never ends. I think i actually prefer it that way…always learning and improving to be better.
    Misty Spears recently posted…How to Publish a Book Using the Kindle Platform – Part 2: Mind Mapping with NovaMindMy Profile

  5. Practice makes perfect! I think I “practice” a lot of things. I practice cooking meals for my family. I practice writing lesson plans. I practice planning healthy meals for myself. I practice writing. I practice reading…I LIKE that one a lot!
    Carrie Ann Tripp (@CarrieAnnTripp) recently posted…Panic & Plan vs. Stand Still & WaitMy Profile

  6. Setting a practice of exercising is really something I need to do, I need to revisit and run through your “daily core series”.
    Marilyn Thompson recently posted…Do Exact Match Domains Matter Anymore?My Profile

  7. Interesting post Lynda! Are we ever masters of anything? To me when one feels they’re perfect or can’t improve, they limit themselves to becoming greater. There’s always room to practice.
    Cynthia Dixon recently posted…Held Captive by FearMy Profile

  8. I can telling my pilates instructor that I felt like I was never going to “get it right” as she was always giving me something else to do to improve the technique, and she said that as you develop, you can do more, so it’s not a case of not learning, but progressing. So I’ve learnt to accept that it is a continual journey and sometimes the more you learn, you realise that the less you know!
    Tamsin recently posted…Are You Living With Intention?My Profile

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