In our last post we examined the Upper Crossed Syndrome: Tight chest and back of the neck and weak upper back and front of the neck. The Lower Crossed Syndrome which we will examine in this article goes hand in hand with the Upper Crossed Syndrome. When our upper body is out of whack, the
When I was a kid, my mom always nagged me about sitting up straighter. After starting my Pilates practice, I gained ¾ of an inch in height. However, when I see myself in photos and videos, I am still aware that I have some more work to do on my forward head posture. My chiropractor
Let’s face it. As much as we try, our bodies take the “path of least resistance.” And a lot of times we don’t even realize it until it is to late. Have you ever noticed that on a lot of days driving home from work you have to lower the setting of your rear view
A regular Pilates practice creates changes in many facets of life – improved fitness and mobility, and decreased pain and stress. Many people rave about the benefits of Pilates affecting them all day – from sitting at work to exercising later. But how many of us think about Pilates before we go to sleep? Poor
One of the most common mucked up postures we take on is shoulders shoved back, chest forward and front ribs splayed. This creates a habitually overextended thoracic spine and an increased lordotic ( lower back) curve. This destroys the birthright convex curve of our thoracic spine and the just right concave curve of the lumbar.
If you are an athlete, chances are you have sustained an injury that you weren’t thrilled about. And even though the vast majority of fitness professionals agree that warming up is important for injury prevention, we often skip this part of our exercise. In Pilates, warm ups are practically built into the class, it can