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A Thought is Movement, Paul Rohrer

Greetings from 6200 feet. It is a great privilege to write for those who recognize the importance of movement. The very word defines change. A thought is movement. Movement of electrical impulses in the brain, referred to as synapses, which trigger ideas, thoughts and action. Action is what I am taking at this very moment. Writing the first (in what I hope are many) shared blogs with Genevieve. The most remarkable pillar of the Pilates “movement” I have ever met. Excuse me while I digress a moment to expound.

I met Geneviève years ago in Denver as an actress and a darned good one at that! As we got to know one another, I was able to let her know that as an extreme athlete in my youth, I had practically destroyed every major joint and their function in my body. Surgery was unavoidable for my knees and lower back but I was not about to let surgeons cut into my shoulders which I had torn some 20 years earlier. I was quickly gaining weight, losing mobility and in constant pain. Geneviève in her patient, caring and always supportive gentility, allowed me to discover the miraculous alternative to regaining mobility, strength and above all. . . HOPE! I know that is why each and every one of you reading this, love Genevieve. I mean, look at her! She still looks as young, vibrant and beautiful as the day I met her!

Thank you for taking that divergence with me.

Genevieve’s thoughtful and powerful introduction of how I would no longer need to POUND and JOLT and FORCE my ailing body into submission, rather through gentle stretching and simple motions, I could once again regain everything I need to feel better, look better and do better! All it would take (like anything worth much) is commitment, patience and a passion to CHANGE.

A blog entitled “Changing Through Movement” may then, by definition, be considered redundant. (Written in the department of redundancy department.) But that is why I love the title so much. We apply what we learn best through repetition. One thought of what you want to remember, means you will usually forget. One abdominal crunch . . . one look . . . one . . . “One is the loneliest number. . . ” But again I digress. The point I wanted to make before I so rudely interrupted myself, is that in our “microwave society” we want everything now. Great looking bodies, strong rapid-acting minds, mature, healthy and polite children (even though they were born last week and just pooped with a loud fart in their diaper) what the heck, they feel better! But the fact is, most pharmaceuticals are about as helpful as that diet soda and as is whatever excuse we use to be “right” instead of healthy, happy, loving and alive.

In these posts, I look forward to getting to know all of you better, as you are now somewhat aware of my sick, demented sense of humor – that like aging, we must all adopt or forever become cynical, depressed, anxious blobs of disgusting worthlessness bickering about why our lives are so bad, when we have the POWER to CHANGE, to MOVE, to love, live and laugh. Now stand up. Breathe deep and laugh. It’ll do ya good.

Sincerely,
Paul

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Diana Bailey
Guest Writer, Neuromuscular Therapist
Diana Bailey is a neuromuscular therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in chronic pain relief and postural correction. She has been practicing, teaching, and sharing Pilates as well as other movement disciplines with her clients and in workshops for over 16 years.
Diana combines her talents in Pilates and manual therapy —which “unlocks” the potential of muscles and joints by using gentle, hands-on techniques that restore proper alignment—with an intuitive understanding of the moment at hand for each person she sees. Diana is deeply grateful both to be a part of this work and to be asked to contribute her ideas.She lives in Pine, Colorado and is the Owner of Essential Motion, a Pilates studio.Posts by Diane Bailey

Sarkice Nedder Tai Chi at Body Fundamentals studioSarkice Nedder

Body Fundamentals studio clients best know Sarkice Nedder as the leader of Tai Chi sessions and Eastern philosophy seminars, as well as Geneviève’s father. However, Sarkice’s deep martial arts background is not common knowledge. A master of martial arts, he has more than 51 years as a lifelong student of Eastern philosophies and religions and applies his knowledge to day-to-day life. for more…

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Paul Rohrer
Guest Writer Paul is an acting coach and radio program host, living in Castle Rock, Colorado. He has studied acting for the camera since 1982 with some of the most recognized and successful leaders of the film and television industry. Students attend his weekly workshops in a studio setting. Students learn all aspects of working as professionals on camera as well as off.  Mr. Rohrer is able to draw on his many years of experience and materials, as well as the many industry related professionals who also share their expertise as guests.
He has written and published an actor’s workbook LISTEN, FEEL, RESPOND. His radio program, The Roaring Success Radio Hour has attracted over 160,000 listeners.