07.22.07 - 11:54pm
I have two GREAT tips to ease soreness from your previous pilates workout, early evening jog, workout in the gym, etc. I keep these contents in labeled and recycled glass jars in my bathroom for easy access.
The key to easing soreness is to rest, hydrate, and replenish your body with healthy nutrients.
Post Pilates [...]
07.22.07 - 11:12pm
There are three options to getting started with the pilates method. You could:
Attend a group class
Go to a private lesson
Start from home
I will talk about these three options and inform you of what you will need in these different scenarios.
One thing applies to all…
If you have never done pilates before - you are [...]
07.21.07 - 06:50pm
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07.15.07 - 10:54pm
Consult a physician before starting any exercise program.
Stop exercise immediately if you have any pain or discomfort.
Do not use any pilates equipment if it appears damaged or broken.
For larger pieces of pilates equipment - consult your pilates instructor for a lesson on “usage and safety” before trying on your own.
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07.11.07 - 09:57pm
Pilates Basic Principles
Pilates is based on a few “core” ideas which are called basic principles. Different instructors or pilates methods might teach slightly different principles. The five that yours truly teaches are:
Rib cage area
Scapular area and movement
Head and cervical area
Why Have Pilates Principles?
The idea is that we have five different areas of [...]
07.11.07 - 05:43pm
Neutral Head and Cervical Area
When the head and cervical spine (neck) is in neutral position, which is what we are aiming for, there is a slight forward curve of the spine. The head then balances above the neck and shoulders. This maintains true when lying down, which is where us pilates-folk spend most [...]
07.11.07 - 03:02am
Scapular Area and Movement
The scapulae (more commonly, the shoulder blades) are unique because of their attachment point… they don’t have one! The scapulae lie on the back and due to this lack of attachment have a great deal of mobility, making it more important than ever to use the muscles to stabilize the area.
07.11.07 - 02:01am
Rib Cage Area
The goal of observing the rib cage area is to identify and achieve a neutral rib cage. When the rib cage is in a neutral position the body can move in a more efficient way free of pain.
Rib Cage Alignment for Pilates
A good test is to lie on the floor, with your [...]
07.10.07 - 11:18pm
In pilates there is a focus of two placements of the lumbar spine (very low back) and pelvic region. These two placements are the neutral or imprinted positions.
It should be clear at all times in pilates whether you are in neutral or imprint. There are several occasions when you might be in a passing [...]
07.10.07 - 10:50pm
Breathing for Pilates Exercise
In pilates there is a focus on breath because it is the basis of movement. How many of you have been stressed and it was those couple of deep breathes that got you through the day? I know… too many of you!
Breathing supports the following ideas in pilates.
Oxygenation Releases Tense [...]