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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...

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3 Postures That Can Lead To Back Pain

There are many things we do with our bodies that we repeat over and over again, day in and day out, without even realizing it.   There are three postures that might seem easy and more comfortable at the time but they actually put stress on the body and cause...

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How does the breath connect to the pelvic floor?

There are many of us out there with pelvic floor issues. Clients may or may not share the details of the state of their pelvic floor with you but you can get an idea of what's happening down there for them by.... ...watching how they breathe.   If you see that...

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How to Get Better Results in Pilates (hint: BREATHE!)

I've noticed lately that some of my students are confused about the correct way to breathe while moving in general.   Correct and efficient breathing is crucial in order to see results with Pilates   This helps as well safely perform other movements...

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Your HOME Pilates Practice

I always encourage my Pilates clients, (especially my most beginner clients) to take home a few very simple (but not necessarily easy) exercises and work on them each day at home. Practicing Pilates at home really helps students increase body awareness on their...

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Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Have you ever heard someone talking about how Pilates can "lengthen" muscles? Ive seen many a body transform with Pilates. And while I know that its impossible for muscles to actually lengthen, I get it why some people say that. Unlike many Pilates instructors, I...

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What is a Pilates Lifestyle?

I believe Joe Pilates thought of his method of contrology as more than just exercise, but as a lifestyle. Sometimes the conversation comes up about whether there is a Pilates "lifestyle" in the same way as yoga is a "lifestyle".  While I love yoga and think its...

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What is Pilates?

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is a complete system of exercises specifically designed to strengthen and stretch the body at the same time. Joe Pilates called this concept “Contrology” because it demands focus and teaches awareness as well as total control...

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Demystifying the Pilates Principles

The Pilates method was created by Joe Pilates with aspects of many other types of physical activity in mind: yoga, acrobatics, Tai Chi, and gymnastics, to name a few. However the main thing that makes Pilates unique and different as compared to other styles of...

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