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
I was recently tasked with driving my oldest son to Wilmington for a soccer tournament and the thought filled me with both excitement (getting to spend 8 uninterrupted hours with him each way) and dread – it had been a long time since I had driven for this length without a ‘relief’ driver in tow
The news is out : Sitting is the new smoking. It has been determined that too much sitting creates many disastrous outcomes : back pain, pelvic instability, less circulation and ( here’s the big one ) brain health decline. If that doesn’t get you out of your chair and walking around , I’m not sure