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PILATES BENEFITS

  • By wpadmin
  • Apr 20th, 2016
  • Blog

Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness and is a challenging workout that caters for everyone, from beginner to advanced. The health benefits of Pilates include: – improved flexibility – increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body) – balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body – enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs – improved stabilisation of your spine – improved posture – rehabilitation or prevention…

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FINDING YOUR NEUTRAL

  • By wpadmin
  • Apr 2nd, 2016
  • Blog

The terms neutral pelvis and neutral spine are frequently heard in a Pilates studio. But what exactly is this position and why do many exercises work in this neutral zone? Neutral Pelvis is defined as a position in which the anterior superior iliac spines (hip bones) and pubic symphysis are in a horizontal plane. The term neutral spine indicates that the natural curves of the spine are present. When in a neutral spine position there should be a little bit of space between you lower back and the mat. We often refer to this neutral position as a reference point…

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