The Springtime, in Chinese medicine, is known as the time of the liver. The liver is known as "The General” — it’s responsible for directing the flow of energy through all the systems of the body, clearing away accumulated toxins so we can be clean and strong for the summer. When the body is filled with toxicity, The General is overwhelmed, and we can feel sluggish and “stuck” in our bodies.
Joseph Pilates was aware of the value of moving with the seasons and being in touch with the natural world. He always took the winter off to go skiing, and also kept a place in the mountains, where he enjoyed spending time outdoors (there is footage of him demonstrating his exercises outside, surrounded by trees).
A regular Pilates workout, together with a gentle shift in nutrition can assist your body’s natural detoxing process, so you can avoid that stagnant, achy feeling, and be full of life for Spring and Summer...