3 things you can do right now to align your spine

Ah, posture. That annoying thing that seems to just never be good enough.

Pilates helps, but guess what? You could almost be doing Pilates if you did these 3 things all day!


They are not Pilates exercises, just alignment principles that help keep your pelvis in optimal position.


  1. Keep your thighs back
  2. Stand on 2 feet
  3. Level your ribcage


The hard part comes when we leave the studio and are not formally doing Pilates.

Then the work of noticing our patterns begins: Do we have the awareness to align the ribs? Or to not sag into one side? Or to not tuck our pelvis forward to “rest” our weak core?


Just try these 3 things while standing on line for the bus or at the supermarket, or anywhere where you have to stand around for a while.


Your muscles will have to work a little bit, but that’s always part of change.   However I  bet your spine will thank you. Make this part of your home practice!


Unofficial exercise at it’s best!


Because what good is running 10 miles if you can’t stand for 20 minutes without your back hurting?
You wouldn’t want to sit on a chair that had a crooked leg, why would you expect your body to be pain free with less than optimal alignment?


Till next time!

Be Well,





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  1. kimberly dunn

    I do all 3 !!! Wish you lived near me . I love these videos thanks Danielle ♥️

  2. kimberly dunn

    I should have mentioned I do all the wrong posturing and enjoy these instructional videos …

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Hi, I’m Danielle O’Connell

Pilates Teacher, ELDOA Trainer and Health Coach.

I’m here to help integrate body, mind and soul through Pilates practice while helping instructors & students get better results in their daily practice. 

I truly believe that healthy movement is an important part of both physical and mental wellness, and that Pilates and ELDOA work amazingly well to help you achieve freedom in your body and a sense of wellbeing.

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The Basic Intro to Pilates and ELDOA is a workout bundle for anyone who wants a short go-to guided set of exercises to restore the spine, strengthen the core and mobilize and stretch the muscles and joints safely.
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