Power without Force – A State of Being

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Get-Out-of-Your-Mind & Watch-How-Your-Body-Moves[/x_custom_headline][cs_element_quote _id=”5″ ][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]“Bodyhood” is a state of being and not yet another style of Pilates. It means the quality of being-in-your-body. This quality refers to silence and lightness, or in other words, to meditation and elevation. It describes the state of presence felt deeply within your body, which comes with self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-empowerment.
In our Logo, “Bodyhood” is placed in front of “Pilates” to make “Bodyhood© Pilates”. It simply describes the state of being-in-your-body, which you need to be able to use “Power without Force” in your Pilates training.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Power and Force – New Paradigms[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]Power I define as “power without force” or “power to do”, which has to do with integration and organisation; seeking balance and harmony. Force, on the other hand, I define as “power with force” or “power over”. “Power over” has to do with separation or fragmentation; it seeks control and domination. At the Bodyhood Studio you will learn “power without force”; power governed by harmony and functionality.[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DSC8688.jpg” alt=”pilates reformer training awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Power without Force in Greater Detail[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]

What do I mean by power without force?
Isn’t force and power the same thing?
How can there be a “power without force” then?

Indeed, these two terms often appear as synonyms of each other, and even though they are sometimes used to describe the same thing, there is a decisive difference between them. In our context – as the verb “to force” implies – Force is suppressive in nature. It suppresses the ability of the body to recognize its own limit; to know when enough is enough. On the other hand, power without force (or for short “Power”) means the ability to carry out an action with a minimum of resistance.

Modern science defines four kinds of forces that produce motion: (1) gravity (2) electromagnetism (3) strong force (4) and weak force. Now if we add Power as a 5th source of motion, we can best describe it by the ways it differs from Force.

It is Power that makes us move effortlessly
and Force that makes us move strenuously.

It is the Power of paying attention to the “how”
as opposed to the Force of paying attention to the “what”.

It is the Power of being conscious of the means
in contrast to the Force of blindly following the end.

Everything in the universe is in motion and the human body is no exception. Actually, our body is built for movement. In fact, if it does not move, its substance – muscles, tissue, bones, fascia and cells – will rapidly deteriorate. Nevertheless, at the end, it certainly is the “how”, the coherent use of self in the act of doing, and not the “what” that defines how well your body will function.

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