What time is it!? The best time! Disassociation of movement (the idea that just because one part of the body is moving doesn't mean everything else moves with it) is a key component to success when performing the perfect pelvic clock! To unlock this movement in your March Matness practice follow the advice below! 1) START SMALL [...]
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Whether you're in class or waking up in the morning, Hugging knees is a great warm-up movement on so many levels. A few notes on giving yourself a well-deserved hug where proper form is concerned! 1) Remember the conversation we had on Day 3 with Leg Developpés? Be sure that as your legs come [...]
So great, we're giving all of these tips and tricks to improve your mat practice, but you're BUSY, right!? RIGHT! You're in luck friends! Pilates can be done ANYWHERE whether you're sitting at the DMV, working at your computer, driving your car, or standing in line. Today's feature includes the main points to remember your proper engagement...Remember [...]
The first of our spine articulations and such a powerful tool to get you started! HANDS can reach long in line with the shoulders (as long as you maintain the smile of the chest) OR hands can hold on to the back of the thighs to help assist you in using the abdominals to move. [...]
We can't rave enough about how much we love love LOVE our spine warm-ups or just how important they are to perform before moving your body around. A lot of the ideas with our starting position and proper engagement of muscles will be the same as we discussed on Day 4, but a few additional [...]
Teaser Tuesday has been a sensation all over the web, but few people tell you how to get there! We're taking advantage of the mat-ness to start March with a fun modification using a flex ring, or "magic circle". We know you can perform the picture-perfect teaser, so here are some things to work on to [...]
Days 1 & 2 and 4, 6. & 7 are all pieces of the warm up we do every day in class to prepare the spine for the more difficult work. These can truly be translated and performed anywhere and everywhere (and should be!) in your life- but we'll touch more on that later. To [...]
We're jumping past our lateral flexion and other spine warm-ups for now because we feel the concepts implemented by this surprisingly difficult exercise translate to so many repeated ideas in the rest of our mat work. Even the other spine movements where our legs are lengthened. IDEA 1 If your hip flexors are [...]
ROTATION: After our Arm Reaches with Forward Flexion- our warm up of the spine progresses to Rotation My FAVORITE thing to think of when performing the perfect rotation is a barber shop pole. You know the kind- it's always growing and never shrinking as it spins. Things to remember as we rotate: 1) THE EYES: [...]
We start every class with this movement to warm up the spine and it’s an easy one to do mindlessly- 1- EYES follow the fingertips as you reach toward the ceiling 2- SHOULDERS stay drawn down and together in a V (and away from the ears) at all times! 3- RIBS stay in the body [...]