Describe Garuda In 3 Words
Organic, Holistic and Life-Changing
How did you find out about it? What drew you to Garuda?
Social Media! I found this lady performing moves that looked like Pilates but more elegantly so I reached out to her to ask what exercises she was doing and she pointed me in the direction of the Garuda method. I did my research and after chatting with an Instructor from Australia, I enrolled in the instructor training course.
I joined in pure faith. I didn’t quite understand how this all worked in the beginning but after the 3rd day, it clicked. It’s similar to Pilates in that way, the brain has to understand it first and then the body gets it afterwards. I love how this method has changed the way I approach movement and my perspective on life. Somehow, it has made me a lot more patient, understanding, forgiving, and humble.
How do you see Garuda benefiting our everyday lives?
When I started practicing Garuda, I soon realized that more people should learn to move in this manner. It’s functional and it is practical. It’s more about homing in on your awareness of your surroundings and being able to react to things that come your way. It brings out your quick instincts and your sharpness in approaching things as you move in your daily life. Garuda also introduces mindful benefits too including patience, a sense of calm and meditation.
How does the Garuda method differ from Pilates?
The Garuda method is very complementary to Pilates. Combined with principles from other Pilates and other modalities (pilates, dance, yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais and Alexander technique), it creates movement sequences that are more fluid and intuitive. It also includes a more cardiovascular aspect to the workout while stretching the mind and body. Garuda trains you to move with the rhythm of your unique body and how it’s meant to move, rather than how we think it should move.
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