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It’s no secret to those who know me that I love Pilates. In fact, I’ve written about it a few times in the past (and probably will again). In today’s post, I share with you some of my journey toward healing, and ways in which Pilates is a useful, therapeutic tool to help you on your road to recovery.

The word challenging does not even begin to describe the starting point of my health struggles. For years, I battled an ever-growing list of strange symptoms until a doctor diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2010. Despite doing everything right–all that my doctor told me to do–my body became frailer by the day, and weight inexplicably dropped from my 5-foot 6-inch frame.

Soon after my diagnosis, a series of life-altering events occurred; I lost my job, my car, most of my friends, my ability to sleep, financial …show more content…

Here are five ways Pilates can help you heal from Lyme Disease.

1. Pilates helps reconnect your mind and your body.

You might feel as though your body has betrayed you, and like you have no control over what’s happening to you. Pilates gently helps you find a mind-body connection where you are in charge of the muscles you utilize through a concept known as concentration.

When you focus or concentrate, your attention on the muscles working during an exercise, you become aware of just how much each muscle is working. By using your mind to direct, your body’s actions, you are in charge; you make the movement happen.

A consistent Pilates practice enhances your understanding of this mind-body connection and allows you to see that although many things may not be in your control, you still have the power to make specific changes to movements that feel right to you. Knowing that your mind and body can work together to help you heal is a very encouraging thought.

2. Pilates helps balance the

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