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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. Our...

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...

Taking a Tower Pilates Class

Tower is Pilates most popular class. It offers a very work-out experience, one which our society has come to know as “Oh I got a good workout” because in Tower class, you move every part of your body. Students love it because it is well balanced, and has the feel of...