The Healing and Restorative Power of Pilates with Lindy Royer

Pilates offers an array of unique opportunities to grow in your physical, mental, and spiritual journey. Unlike other workouts, it’s a form of mindful movement. In today’s episode, Lindy Royer, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor, and Robin’s mentor and friend, shares her journey of coming to know and practice Pilates. 

Robin and Lindy discuss the power of the brain, rewiring our brains through mindfulness, creating a positive space in Pilates, and the mechanics of pain. Join Robin and Lindy for unique insight into Lindy’s work and her experience as a mindful teacher and physical therapist. 

Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!

  • Lindy shares her backstory
  • Lindy discusses how she changed her life after her divorce and years of alcohol abuse 
  • Pilates was reintroduced to Lindy during her rehabilitation and she’s never looked back
  • Robin and Lindy discuss the internal journey of Pilates
  • Lindy shares the benefits of incorporating Pilates into your daily routine 
  • We have the power to rewire our brains 
  • What is pain and what causes it 
  • The importance of learning It’s important to learn to listen to your body. 
  • How Pilates has impacted Lindy’s life off the mat

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  1. Linda D. Garland 3 months ago

    I discovered the magic of Pilates in 2021 at the ripe old age of 63. It has been an incredible journey for me and transformative in so many ways. My first attraction to Pilates was for pain management and mobility issues, but now a year later, it has been an overall life reclamation experience. (My studio is Bodybar Pilates in Alpharetta, Georgia). I take 7 – 10 classes a week currently and love every minute of my “magical” journey. It has changed everything for me and it will likely continue to do so in 0222.

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      Julia Keller 3 months ago

      We LOVE hearing how Pilates has made such a difference in your body, Linda, and how fantastic that you are experiencing less pain and mobility issues! Your journey is so inspiring, and you are worth it. ?

  2. Rebecca T Legan 3 months ago

    Just found this. Listened to you most recent podcast. I am interested in the free trial. I have had a brain injury so retention of info, processing & focus are continual challenges. I did ballet till my 30’s. Yet having kids, the brain injury & working cut that out of my life. Being a Christian has helped me cope & tribe inspite of my ongoing difficulties. I still look for meaningful ways to move. I do walk my pup and use an assault fitness bike but miss dance. Your physical, mental emotional approach intrigues me. I get confuseD easily but hopefully I can do the free trial and will see how much continuing will cost before I commit long term.

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      Julia Keller 3 months ago

      Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring journey, Rebecca. We are so encouraged by how you have continued to make your health and wellbeing a priority, and how you are trusting the process on your individual journey. Being healthy and successful in The Sisterhood looks different for everyone and different each day, and we’re always here for you and celebrating your wins! You are worth it. ?

  3. Mary 3 months ago

    Great information on mind and pain connection.

  4. Lillie Vitelli 3 months ago

    Really appreciated the whole discussion of pain and pain management and building neural pathways, positively and negatively….I teach Special Ed and have many students with whom I need to re-build positive learning experiences and build new pathways that work for them! Also, I had several people in mind as you discussed Eeyore (: who I know are always battling pain and in some weird ways, it seems they want that, as a way to protect themselves…I’ve even tried to turn one of them onto Pilates, but it is almost as though she is not open to discovering the real underlying issue even tho medically none can be found. I do know that the practice of Pilates, with Robin and TBL, gives me a much more positive outlook in general and specifically, allowed me to overcome sciatic pain for which I was recommended surgery. Thanks to both of you for your practices and enriching discussion!

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      Julia Keller 3 months ago

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lillie! It’s so encouraging to hear that you were able to overcome your sciatic pain without surgery, and how practicing Pilates has given you a more positive outlook. We are so inspired by the way you are caring for yourself and your students, and we are cheering you on!

  5. Irene 3 months ago

    My comment is really a question. Can this help with peripheral neuropathy and anxiety

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      Julia Keller 3 months ago

      Hi Irene! Pilates is relatively low-impact and is known for reducing stress and boosting your mood, especially when you stay consistent. Although Pilates can reduce pain and relieve pressure on your nerves, we do recommend first speaking with your medical provider to discuss personalized recommendations for peripheral neuropathy as well as any specific precautions you might want to take based on your individual needs. ?

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