How Pilates Unleashes My Inner Creativity

March 22, 2023

I’m Nelett.
The Designer of the Graphic Designers' Playbook. I help heart-led clients and designers show up with style and grace: a total Magazine, pizza and water addict. I am always striving for wholesome, mindful and soul-led living. 
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As a creative individual, I’m always looking for new ways to enhance my creativity and improve my overall well-being. I’ve been doing Pilates for about 17 years now. And I’ve found it to be an excellent addition to my creative routine. Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on developing a solid mind-body connection through controlled movements and breathing techniques. In this blog post, I’ll explore how adding Pilates to my daily routine has helped me become more balanced and creative.

The Benefits of Pilates for Creativity

Pilates has numerous benefits that can help boost creativity. One of the most significant benefits is that it increases mindfulness and focus. As a creative, it’s essential to be present in the moment and focus on the task. Pilates helps me to achieve this by encouraging me to concentrate on my breath and movements, which in turn helps me to stay focused on my creative work.

Another benefit of Pilates is that it helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are common obstacles that can hinder creativity. Pilates is a great way to combat these issues by providing a release for built-up tension in the body and calming the mind. After a Pilates session, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated, allowing me to approach my creative work with a clear and positive mindset.

Additionally, Pilates can improve posture and increase flexibility. As a designer spending most of my time at a desk, I often experience back pain and discomfort. Pilates has helped to alleviate these issues and improve my posture, allowing me to sit at my desk for extended periods without feeling tired or uncomfortable. By increasing flexibility, Pilates has also improved my range of motion, which has been helpful when sitting at my desk or playing with my kids.

Doing Pilates while the kids swim

Incorporating Pilates into My Daily Routine

Incorporating Pilates into my daily routine has been a game-changer for me. I aim to do Pilates for at least four days a week, either in the morning or after a long day of work. Doing Pilates first thing in the morning helps me to start my day on the right foot and sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. On the other hand, doing Pilates after a long day of work helps me to unwind and release any built-up tension from sitting at a desk all day.

I enjoy attending class at Sabine Roberts Studio. The interaction and peaceful atmosphere in the studio provide a momentary break from everything else going on in my life. When I can’t make it to class, I use the Align app from Bailey Brown, which is excellent! Doing Pilates at home using an online class or video makes it much easier to fit into your schedule.

It is an excellent addition to a balanced life.

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