Pants on the Ground

I was on-line today, and I came across this quote:

‘Stomach Massage is anything but a “massage”.  This exercise is an advanced way of doing a posture series of Short Box on the Reformer.  Find your rhythm and work your deep abs in this intense series.’

Wow – really…. not a massage? Cause I always have such a great time doing it, I usually cancel my appointment at Red Door, finding a massage completely unnecessary anymore. Sorry to be so sarcastic, but those of you who know me know that I could never let that comment go – especially being the founding member of the ‘I Hate Stomach Massage’ Club.

So why talk about something that I dislike so much? Well today at Studio Be, there was magic in the air. For the first time ever, while doing the series, I DID NOT lose my pants!!! And I didn’t even realize it ’til it was all over. And then I remembered what Carla, my instructor, always says about the stomach massage: ‘You’ll know you’re doing it right when your pants stay up.’  ( she’s generally more profound than that, but this is the quote that’s appropriate for the situation right now )

Maybe I actually achieved the goal of the stomach massage today – I cleansed my internal organs, stretched my back, strengthened my abs and legs, and improved my posture. I took a mini-vacation from my ‘thinking mind’ and went to visit my ‘feeling body’ for a bit, thus creating a fusion of mind and body!!!

I think it’s time to shut down membership of the ‘I Hate Stomach Massage’ Club….. now if I can only figure out how to shorten the name of the ‘I Really Don’t Enjoy Swan on the Chair’ Club, I’ll be all set.

STUDIO BE PILATES

11881 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax VA

703 222 0122

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