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I now have much better posture, stronger core, better flexibility, less pain and I feel at least 2 inches taller!” ~ Howard Feller

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Your Pillow and Your Spine

Do you have mysterious neck or low back pain?  So much of what we do when we start an exercise program  is simply UN-doing the unnatural shapes and tensions our bodies need to adapt to in order to fit into our “modern”  and “more comfortable” lives. The body is so...

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Stretching Safely

I’ve had my fair share of over- stretched and pulled muscles and it’s not a fun thing to go through. Stretching is important and usually very underrated. It's often done quickly, aggressively, and often the same familiar muscles over and over again. I'm guilty of...

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Small Steps to Big Goals

Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the changes in schedule, the outside time, the longer days and even how it seems to have a clear beginning and ending. To me, the end of summer and beginning of September has always felt like a new beginning even...

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Cold Weather + Your Spine

Winter is here, and the change in weather takes a toll on the body for sure! The cold, dry air can affect your sinuses, your bones, muscles, circulation and energy levels. Have you ever considered how the cold weather affects your spine? I’ve got a few very simple...

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4 ways to relax tight muscles

We all get a little bit tight from time to time.   There are different reasons for muscle tightness, so if simply stretching isn't working it might help to try another option.    Here are 4 things that can help your muscles relax and stretch a little easier:  ...

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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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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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Pay Attention To Where Your Head Is. All day!

This came up years ago when I was teaching a client a very simple yoga pose, dandasana. Basically sitting on the floor with legs together in front, straight and outstretched. I was explaining about how important it is for the spine to be straight before we...

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