© 2015 GAIL BIGGINS ~ Discover Pilates
In the Franklin Method we say . . .
"If you want to change your body , first change your mind!"
If you have no control over your thoughts then your movement patterns will not change and you will endlessly recycle old habits. The brain is a recording device so if we focus on recording new positive experiences and movement patterns, the body will get better at reproducing these new patterns.
"Embodiment of function improves function"
If the image, feeling and knowledge you have of how your body is designed anatomically corresponds to its actual design and function , you will move efficiently. Inefficient movement causes tension, pain & wear and tear so it is imperative that we work with the design of the body not against it!
"Bone rhythms are the way the bones naturally move inside your body to produce safe and efficient movement"
In the Franklin Method we focus on understanding these 3D bone rhythms so we move efficiently. If we work against the bone rhythms we create tension.
"Get better at what you do, especially at what you do most of the time"
Why? An hour of exercise , even done well, cannot counteract what you do with your body for the remaining 23 hours. By focusing on how we walk, sit, breathe & rest everything you do becomes an opportunity for exercise!
"Practice makes permanent whatever you are practicing!"
So if your posture is crooked or your shoulders are tense from holding you up all day then you will get better at being crooked and tense! Release your tension, become aware of your posture ,understand how to move well and start loving life in your own body!
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Helping you love life in your own body
"As an osteopath, who has done a little pilates , I attended Gail's Franklin Method Shoulder workshops. I would recommend this way of working to anyone who needs to be more present in their body, improve their overall mobility and to understand how we as humans are designed to move. In a class given by Gail, you will come out smiling, enthused and feeling more aware of your body" Mandy Cohen , Osteopath
The Franklin Method helps you connect with and understand the design of your body through the use of dynamic imagery.
The Franklin Method approach (named after its founder Eric Franklin) can be applied to any movement to improve its function. The goal is to create happy minds and healthy bodies.
How? Through understanding how the body is designed to function and then embodying and improving that function using dynamic imagery.
One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain - that the lives we live shape the brain we develop!
The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind to create lasting positive change in your body and mind.
As Eric Franklin said so eloquently “You can either be a master of your thoughts, or mastered by your thoughts”!