29 May '16, 12am

Mental Health and Pilates

Mental Health and Pilates

Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental discord in a given year. Approximately one in 25 experiences a serious mental illness in a given year. (That’s 10 million people.) And 6.9 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Meanwhile,18.1 percent experienced an anxiety disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or attention disorder. What do these statistics have to do with Pilates? I believe that Pilates instructors, as health practitioners, have a right and a privilege to address both the mental and physical well-being of all people. If Pilates truly is a practice of “mind, body, and spirit,” as Joe Pilates claimed, then it is time we address the mental as well as the physical disorders that affect so many. I, for one, am saddened by the stigma and the unfair judgments that so m...

Full article: http://www.pilatesstyle.com/2016/pilates-blog/mental-heal...

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