A bit of whimsy


In the world of Pilates I am a cat,

a clam, a dog, an archer, a swimmer,

a flyer, a cockle, a warrior, a windmill…

but I am always myself.


I am propelled and uplifted by a balloon above my head,

While I breathe, my ribs become a bell.

I gaze into the distance and concentrate on balance and posture –


The result is a feeling of well-being and satisfaction,

even though my joints complain, telling me…

I am myself.


– Marilyn Phipps