Question #12: How do I keep up with my own movement practice?

Most important thing to remember as a teacher of movement is that we have to take care of ourselves first. We spend all of our time and energy giving all of our time and energy to others and often leave little time, if any, for ourselves.

My rule of thumb is to devote 10-15 minutes per day on my own practice. This can be a quick workout for strength building or can be time for restoration. The bottom line is that it is my time for me for whatever my body and mind need.

This time can easily be slotted in before or after a block of clients, or in those times when a client cancels. It is important not to let other distractions get in the way of taking care of you. This is how you will continue to be able to take care of others for years to come.

Do you have a question? Email and I will answer it in a future Ask Holly.

Written by
Holly Wallis, Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, PMA®-CPT
Director of US Operations, Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement Institute
Studio Director, ReActive Movement, 6200 LaSalle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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