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Pilates Quote – Breathing, a Healthy Life Depends on It

Breathing, it’s one of the most important things I teach new Pilates students.  And while it’s a good thing that we don’t have to think about every breath we take to stay alive…  Improving HOW we breathe can make a huge difference for health improvement.  We cannot function in top form physically, or mentally, if […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Quotes.

Breathing on Footwork – Pilates Reformer Exercises

How Your Breathing Pattern Can Help or Hinder Healthy Movement Habits Questions About Breathing on Pilates Footwork – from Angie: “I chanced upon your blog when researching on Pilates on the web. The articles are a great read! I’ve been going for group reformer classes for about a year now but have recently switched to […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

Using Percussive Breathing Techniques To Reduce Neck and Back Pain

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 […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing.

A Simple Exercise To Develop Better Breathing Habits with Exercise

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 […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing.

Better Breathing Habits to Improve Posture and Reduce Pain

Tips & Techniques to Discover How Better Breathing Habits Can Help You Improve Posture, and Reduce Pain for a Healthy & Active Life Breathing is the first and last thing we do in life. And it is a good thing that we don’t have to think about taking each breath to stay alive. However, a […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing.

Motivational Thoughts on the Benefits of Breathing

“Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.” ~ Joseph H. Pilates. We cannot live without breathing, our life depends on it! Breath oxygenates the blood, improves posture, enhances muscle control, and provides compression/ decompression for a healthy spine. Practice breathing to fill the lungs from the bottom to the top  – lengthening the spine, lifting […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Functional Movement, Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting, Pilates.

Practice Better Breathing Habits to Help Develop Improved Core Strength with Length (and Other Great Health Benefits)

Breathing well is the first step in developing strength with length.  If you have a hard time maintaining the length of your spine when you’re standing still, how the heck are you going to make it happen when you’re bending forwards, backwards, sideways, and twisting? One of the things that keeps Pilates exercises so challenging, […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Exercise and Fitness, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Reduce Back Pain: The Benefits of Breathing as Taught in Pilates

Back Pain is something that affects way too many people these days!  According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the fifth most  common reason for all physician visits in the US, and the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45 years old. In fact according to the AMA, 70 […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Back Pain, Breathing, Exercise and Fitness, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Focus on Health – The Benefits of a Peaceful Mind

Have you ever heard the term “Monkey Mind” and laughed with the visual of a bunch of monkeys jumping around being crazy and wild?  And can you relate to a feeling of having those little monkeys running around in your head causing your thoughts to bounce from one thing to the next and making it […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Mind-Body Health, Stress Management.

Self Healing – Powerful Techniques

Last weekend a friend handed me a book to read, and as I started it….I wondered why it hadn’t crossed my radar sooner! On the cover it states: “Within minutes these techniques trigger health-producing effects for: Cancer Prevention & Reversal, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Insomnia, Alzheimers, Diabetes, Anxiety, Depression, PMS, Stress Reduction, Jetlag” Now, […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Stress Management.