Recovery After Hip Replacement – Guest Blog: Jo Harding

My good friend, Jo Harding is the epitome of resourcefulness.  In this offering, she shares her secret to a long and happy life, describing how she has approached major surgery for the replacement of a hip joint damaged by Osteoarthritis.  She explains how the establishment of a good balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors have facilitated her healing… …

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Don’t think of someone as a body, but as a current of living energy.   – Mishima

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The important thing is not to live, but to live well.   – Plato

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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.  The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred.  Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.     – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Be soft in your practice.  Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall.  Follow the stream, have faith in its course.  It will go on its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices.  Just follow it.  Never let it out of your sight.  It will take you. …

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  Don’t put fertilizer on your weeds…   – Jo Harding    

What Pilates has given me

  About 10 years ago, prompted by a wish to stay fit and by some aches and pains, I took the advice of a physiotherapist friend and joined a Pilates class. I had never been very sporty but I enjoyed walking and gardening and I wanted to continue to do so. For me, practising Pilates has been an amazing, positive …

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 …

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We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not.  Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another. – Ram Dass

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson