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The Importance of Breath

By / Janis blums

The Importance of Breath

'Beyond Air: The Importance of Breath' is an excerpt from Janis Blum's upcoming e-book 'Understanding You from a Movement Perspective'.

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By / Grace Crawford-Smith

5 TIPS FOR EMBODIED SEX

The key to embodied sex is losing all agendas, and instead setting an intention of staying in the present moment, in the sensations felt in our bodies. Sexologist Grace CS delves into how we can experience more embodied sex, and how Pilates can be a tool to help you get there. 

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Arabesque Cheesecake

By / Kristina Martin

Arabesque Cheesecake

She is beauty, she is grace, this cheesecake is the definition of indulgence, which is why we love it. The addition of goat’s cheese completely elevates the flavour and gives it this rich, ever so smooth, texture. We guarantee you will love this recipe… *Hot tip: this is a recipe you need to make a day before eating. Ingredients: 500g cream cheese 300g goats cheese (not in oil) 400g pouring cream 400g caster sugar 25g corn flour 3 whole eggs and 6 egg yolks 4 tsp vanilla paste Method:  Preheat the oven to 220C. Prepare a round cake tin, by buttering the bottom and sides, and line it with baking paper, with 5cm overhang. On medium speed, beat the cream cheese, goats cheese and vanilla paste together. While still beating, slowly pour in the cream and beat until combined. While still beating, pour in the sugar and beat for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cornflour and one at a time, add in the egg yolks. Beat for 1-2 minutes. One at a time, add in the whole eggs and beat for a further 5 minutes. The mixture will look like a thick pouring cream consistency. Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, turn your cake 180 degree clockwise, to get an even colour. After 30 minutes, it should be a dark caramel colour and if you touch the middle, it will feel wobbly. Turn the oven off and let it sit, cooling in the oven for 2 hours. Take out the oven and put in the fridge for 12 hours, to make sure it sets properly. This will improve the flavour and texture. Slice, serve and enjoy!

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Health

The Importance of Breath

By / Janis blums

The Importance of Breath

'Beyond Air: The Importance of Breath' is an excerpt from Janis Blum's upcoming e-book 'Understanding You from a Movement Perspective'.

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Movement

Dominique Elissa working out from home

By / Dominique Elissa

Why I love Pilates in the Cooler Months

Movement shouldn’t feel like a chore, it should be part of your lifestyle. By adapting your mindset, it becomes so much easier to stay motivated even in the colder months. Here are my 5 top reasons why I love Pilates, especially during Winter.

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By / Nicole Mitchell

How to transform your at-home workout

The perks of on-demand classes are endless. But sometimes it just doesn’t feel quite right? You might be thinking, how can I get it to feel as good as an in-studio class? We are going to share our best tips on getting that in-studio buzz right in your living room.

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Brigette Clark

By / Nicole Mitchell

TO MOVE AND BE MOVED

When we trust that we’re okay no matter what circumstances come our way, whether it be a side plank or the fiftieth layer in a 4 point series...

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Brigette Clark

By / Nicole & Sascha

5 BENEFITS OF PILATES

If you haven’t given pilates a shot yet then I want to know what rock you've been living under?! I'm kidding! – maybe.  You might be missing out on some yummy benefits for your body and mind.  While many people are familiar with the physical benefits of the workout – stronger core muscles, increased flexibility, better posture etc etc – fewer people know about its mental benefits, such as improved mood and anxiety relief.  Here are 5 reasons you should start Pilates today: Pilates improves your mood. The dynamic movements in Pilates can increase dopamine levels and boost endorphins which gives you that juicy buzz. Mundane day-to-day things just don't seem so... mundane! Pilates increases your flexibility. Pilates incorporates movement that can lengthen your muscles leading to more mobility. It will give you the ability to reach things in far away places and generally just feeling like you're walking on clouds.  Pilates corrects your posture. Pilates is great for correcting muscle imbalances and strengthening your core which can improve your posture.  Pilates elevates your energy levels. The breathing exercises that guide Pilates movements promote good circulation, improve lung capacity and enhance energy levels—helping to invigorate the mind, brain and body. WIN! Pilates builds muscle strength. The Pilates repertoire involves strengthening and aligning the entire body leading to greater strength particularly in the core and glutes. START YOUR FREE TRIAL

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By / Blake John Wood

Moment & Martini's w/ Blake John Wood

The most challenging aspect of working in this industry is probably the inconsistency of it all. Jobs can be few & far between at times, so you’ve got to hold yourself accountable and stay  proactive, all the while making time to be human above all else. 

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