Stellar Body Method

 The Stellar Body method takes a holistic approach to functional movement. The body is seen as a whole; a mind-body system. To achieve physical well-being, the body and mind have to learn to cooperate and trust each other. This means acknowledging where we are in the current moment, and taking a systemised, step by step approach to ultimately achieving Freedom of movement.

The Stellar body method is based on several movement modalities, the main ones being Pilates, Yoga and Ballet.  

 

 

PILATES

 

 

 The Pilates Method is a system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. As "Joe" believed that mental and physical health are interrelated, they are intended to strengthen the mind and body, and are structured in a certain order, where one exercise builds on the next.  Us humans function best when there is a structure and order in our learning, just like it’s  better to learn to walk before you learn to run and you get dressed before you go out the door -preferably. The system is also based on several principles - coordination, strength, flexibility, alignment, focus, centering and flow-  which are dependant on each other; strength with flexibility, alignment in flexibility and so on. 

 What you learn with doing Pilates is applicable to anything else you do, from mundane things like hanging up your laundry and putting your socks on, to your everyday posture, to how you are practicing sports, to preventing and overcoming injuries,  even to getting mental flexibility and clarity, because the state of your body will influence the state of your mind and being.

 When you become conscious of the way you move and how to optimise it, your life will be transformed. 

 

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YOGA

 

Where Pilates uses the mind to consciously train the body, you could see Yoga as the other way around; using the body to influence the mind.

We change the body’s chemistry when we move; depending on the quality of the movement, the position of the body and the breath,  we can calm or energise the body. As the mind is influenced by the body's chemistry, we therefor change the mind through the body.

The science of yoga has its origin thousands of years ago. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’; The body, mind and spirit are seen as one. While physical and mental health are natural consequences of yoga, the goal of yoga is more far-reaching. Yoga is about harmonizing oneself with the universe. . 

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BALLET

 

Ballet enjoys a history not found in many more modern genres of movement. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique, its flowing, precise movements, and its' ethereal qualities.

The Stellar Body method applies some of the main principles and characteristics of ballet:

  • precision
  • alignment
  • grace
  • flexibility
  • strength
  • balance
  • the power of practice
  • growth mindset 
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