I came across this poem a few years ago and fell in love with it. This is truly how the method makes you feel.
TRULY ALIGNED-AN ODE TO PILATES TEACHERS
Before- A disconnected being with wobbly, unfocused ways.
I sauntered life’s course like a subway train.
With tunnel vision, I had no map- only jerky stops and careless slouching.
Finally- A teacher took me by the hand and refined my awareness like grains of sand.
She said stop that habit and listen to me -there is a whole new way for you to be.
Then piece-by-piece, she stacked me up and I drank in wisdom from the Pilates cup.
Moving about with elegant control, I learned to feel the center of my soul.
Now- I live each movement with my breath, and stretch the boundaries of my existence.
I perceive no limits with my body or my mind
For I am now- Truly Aligned.