In Pilates, The Transition is the Exercise

“The transition is the exercise” popped out of my mouth one day in a session a few weeks ago.  It really got me thinking, and I began watching how people use their bodies and minds between sections of the class, both in terms of the groups of exercises and of course,...

The Spine in Pilates

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young. – Joseph H. Pilates   Our spine connects to our entire body. This includes our nervous system, the brain, our limbs, the intrinsic core and our organs....

Cue: Hug your midline!

Thank you Allie Castello for writing this piece. Hug the midline is a cue many teachers use and clients hear on a regular basis. But what does it actually mean?  To understand this cue, we first must back up and understand what a cue is and why we use it. Cues are...

What is quality of breath in my practice?

The intrinsic core consists of the Diaphragm Transvesrus abdominals Posterior fibers of internal oblique Pelvic floor Multifidus (back muscles) and the Lumbar portions of longissimus and iliocastalis I share this breakdown of intrinsic core not to go deeper in the...