Our guest is Full professor, Dr. Nic Butowski, a neuro-oncologist who researches brain disease at UCSF in the Neuro-oncologist department. He also is a Pilates devotee. Though his specialty is researching and studying brain cancer, today we’re focusing on brain health and, if the Pilates method is a key factor in maintaining a healthy brain.
Dr. Nic says we hold psychological and physical tension in our fascia and in the way we move. By practicing the Pilates method regularly, his own daily stress is alleviated especially by using the breath correctly. Practicing the Pilates method focuses so much attention on the physical body - mastering our technique, learning transitions, balancing on one leg, etc. But is the brain involved also? I’ve asked Dr. Nic to explain to all of us Pilates devotees how the brain functions during exercise.
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