I get asked this kind of question all the time, and it's a good question. In any given workout/self-practice, you’re trying to honor your body. Listen to your intuition. Work in a way that supports wherever you are in that moment.
On March 12, 2020, I walked out of my pilates studio for the last time.
There had been chatter for a few weeks about a virus that might make it to NYC. On Monday there was news that one case had been detected in the city and each subsequent day was filled with fear and uncertainty. Could I take the subway? Should I cancel classes? Do I need to wear a mask?
In a self-practice, it’s just you and whatever space you have. And sometimes, it’s hard to start. We make excuses, we get distracted, or our energy doesn’t feel right. This is where music can be helpful.