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Pilates Exercises For Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

 

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lower pelvic region. It acts as support of your inner organs, keeping them in place and helping them function properly.

The muscles of your pelvic floor - like any other muscle in the body - must have the...

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Increase or Decrease the Range of Motion of the Pilates Chair Pedal

 

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Many students have a hard time keeping their sagittal alignment during exercises like Footwork on the...

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Don't Forget To Challenge The Sides of Your Body

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How many side-lying exercises can you think of? Probably a few, but not nearly as many as supine...

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Pilates Exercises and Cues to Improve Breathing

When we combine movement with deep breathing, we feel a sensation that Joseph Pilates called an "internal shower". Maybe you've noticed it in exercises like the Hundred. The whole body warms up and feels energized. This is one of the many reasons we feel so great after class.

Deep breathing...

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From Stiff Spine to Mobile Spine

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To prevent injury and move efficiently, we need our bodies to have strength and mobility. Maybe...

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Are Your Abs Working or Your Hip Flexors?

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The Series of 5 or Stomach Series is a Pilates staple. And for good reason! These exercises...

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Connecting the Upper Body to the Core

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Seated Push-Through on the Trapeze Table is a great way to get the spine and shoulders moving, and...

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Make Sure to Strengthen the Posterior Chain of Your Body

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In our daily lives, we spend most of our time shortening (and collapsing) the front side of our...

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Pilates Exercises for Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a separation between the right and left halves of the rectus abdominals (the 6-pack) and a thinning and separating of the connective tissue in between. This can create a "pooch" effect and reduced strength in the trunk.

This condition is very common among postnatal...

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Pilates Exercises for Shoulder Protraction and Retraction

Your shoulder blades need to be able to move apart (protraction) and towards each other (retraction). 

The muscles required for protraction are your serratus anterior, the ones responsible for retraction are your rhomboids and middle trapezius.

Some of us tend to either squeeze our scapulae...

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