Quite often while I am in class and feel that I have stretched and flexed as far as my body could possibly allow, the instructor will walk past and put light pressure on my back or shoulders or hips or legs, deepening the stretch just a little further, just as I do (although not physically) with my patients. But now that I’ve encouraged you to flex and stretch beyond your comfort zone, and trust that you will, it’s time to discuss another aspect of physical and emotional health: balance. Clearly, in yoga, pilates or any other type of sport, balance is important to maintain stability and prevent injury. So, too is balance important for emotional health. Stay tuned!


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