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Welcome back to Pilates With Marilyn

My name is Marilyn Harder, pilates instructor, and pilates master trainer.

Today we are going to explore connection with our body and movement both in freedom of mobility, checking in with our body for sticky and tight parts and learning how to stabilize certain areas and mobilize others. 

What I love about this flow is that it’s all about staying in tune and staying connected with out body. Our thought topic today is body image resilience, we spend so much time objectifying our body, in our minds, in pictures, and if you’re thinking, “What do you mean, objectify?” Anytime you walk past a mirror and you subconsciously suck it in or stand a little taller, you are objectifying your own image.

How do we move past that as a human? How do we reach our body image resilience? In that we see our body as a tool, as a vehicle, as something we are experiencing life through rather than an ornament.

I am pulling topics from an amazing book that I have been reading and it’s called “Beauty Redefined” I am going to pull topics from their instagram posts and their book and if you have any interest here is a link to the book.

Body image resilience is more than body positivity, it’s body neutrality. How do we get past trying to use Self-love and getting out of negative headspace to just the freedom of life.

We are going to explore that with out movements today. I hope you enjoy the topic and I hope you enjoy the way your body feels when we are done

As always, thank you for supporting Pilates With Marilyn, Practice your self-care this week. Especially this flow, this topic.

You are worth it.

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Marilyn Harder

Marilyn Harder is an ambassador of all things self love and self care. She holds both a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from UC Davis and well over 60 certifications in the movement and wellness industry. She has an advanced knowledge of kinesthetic movement that she acquired in her work with dysfunctional movement patterns in a 55 and older retirement community. She works primarily as a Pilates Master Trainer and has taken over 150 people through the 500 hour comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program. Concurrently, she works as Bowenwork practitioner and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner both as additional modalities to troubleshoot healing and optimal wellness. She utilizes her education in all realms (psychology, movement, naturopathic health and nutrition) in her approach to beauty. What we put on and in our bodies matters but not nearly as much as HOW and WHY we do so. Marilyn approaches health and beauty through a triad -movement, nutrition and self care. Out of self care, self love is born. And out of self love authentic purpose, passion, and works are done. She believes that all pursuit of happiness and purpose begins by anchoring yourself spiritually and loving yourself through the eyes of God.

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