Fight boredom, have a blast challenging your body and improve your Pilates technique with a foam roller. This workout will boost your fitness and help you make the most of your Pilates workouts. We are only limited by our imagination when it comes to modifying exercises to challenge the body. When I teach Pilates I [...]
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One of my favorite things to do to wake up my deep core muscles, improve balance, the brain-body connection and feel the independent movement of my hips and shoulders is to do a quick 5-15 minute foam roller warm-up before a workout. Whether I’m going to do Pilates equipment work, Pilates Mat work, go out [...]
The 3 Bears Strategy for Pacing Your Pilates Workouts How are exercise speed and healthy movement related? This is an interesting topic of discussion for Pilates training. What’s the best speed for pacing your Pilates workouts? What speed should we be executing the exercises in our workout? Is it good or bad to work slowly? [...]
Perspective: How We Look and Feel About Our Body – Men vs. Women This cartoon came across my Facebook stream last week, and while it’s good for a laugh, it also gets right to the point. This man and women quickly demonstrate the differences between the male and female perspective when it comes to what [...]
I find it so interesting how the Universe gifts us with new opportunities to learn and grow… Since writing the recent series of articles on mobilizing the ribcage, I’ve had the privilege to start working with not one, but TWO new clients who have Harrington Rods. For those of you reading this article who are [...]
Getting to the Root of the Problem for Better Whole-Body Health Have you ever experienced pain somewhere in your body not from an accident or a hard work out, but over time a little ache here, a bigger pain there. It’s nothing big enough to “worry” about or to make any changes in your lifestyle [...]
One Lung Breathing: Creating Balance for Better Breathing and Posture Habits to Look Good and Feel Great!
Most of the time when we breathe the air goes in, the air comes out, and we’re not even conscious of how much of our lungs we are using or even which lung we tend to use more. If you have scoliosis, asthma or other physical/health challenges that have contributed to limited lung and rib [...]
Learn How To Breathe Deeply & Easily for Better Posture and Better Health There are many different strategies for better breathing. Good breathing habits can significantly reduce neck and back pain and improve body alignment and posture. Percussive breathing is one of my favorite breathing techniques to expand the lungs, mobilize the ribs, and train [...]
Tips to Incorporate Pilates-Style Back Rib Breathing to Movement and Exercise In the last breathing article I shared with you two breathing exercises to help start retraining healthy breathing habits to feel your breath go into the back of your ribcage to lengthen the spine and improve posture. Hopefully, you’ve been practicing and it’s getting [...]
Pilates-Style Posterio-Lateral Breathing Exercises to Retrain Healthy Movement Habits for Better Whole-Body Health In the previous breathing article we discussed how to determine if you were breathing into your chest, belly or back. I suggested that if you’re natural breathing habit isn’t posterio-lateral Pilates-style back breathing, that you might want to consider learning how to [...]