Some new ways to consider core, and play around with your diaphragm strength.
IDEA Fit Tips, Volume 10, Number 9
Author Jill Miller.
Core: Focus on the diaphragm for improved abdominal strength and power.
The definition of core work varies from format to format and means different things to different people. My own perspective has evolved over 28 years of yoga, running, dancing, Pilates, shiatsu massage, cadaver dissection and opera singing. Of all the core muscles, the respiratory diaphragm seems to be the most underutilized. While the value of spinal muscles, abdominal layers and back muscles are acknowledged and incorporated into formats like Pilates, GYROTONIC® and even kettlebell training, deep diaphragmatic exercises are relegated to rare yoga techniques and progressive vocal training. This is a major oversight. Continue reading…
Ah the ole neutral spine, neutral pelvis thing.
Shari Berkowitz has a thing or two to say via her Vertical Workshop Blog.
“I must remind you: Neutral Pelvis is absolutely not for Beginner clients. Only intermediate and beyond. They must, must have a strong abdominal connection first!”
The differences in walking while wearing high heels.
You have all heard about the rest, ice, compress and elevate mantra.
Here is a different take on how to work with an acute ligament sprain. Ligaments vs soft tissue being the variable. Continue reading…
Listening intently to the words of the hat loving Rebecca Leone recently via her Vimeo channel I am alerted to the issue of safe spinal mechanics in our flexion work. Rebecca cites the work of Blandine Calais-Germain, Anatomy Of Movement. Continue reading…
If you are interested to keep in touch with the current commentary regarding the PMA certification process and how it is percieved by one group representing the Authentic Pilates lineage, read through the recent response the PMA made to a ‘former’ member.
Personally, I support professional certification processes in order to establish some consistency of standards and regulation, in an otherwise very unregulated arena. Clearly, establishing full support of such an industry wide certification standard is a long way off.
If you have a new client that identifies that they have LBP, diagnosed or undiagnosed, would you teach them feet in straps? I have seen it being taught to this kind of client recently and it made me uncomfortable, so I wondered what you think. Continue reading…
Hump Pilates is out there. Jimmy Kimmel, US comedian gives his spin on the joys of Pilates.
Mike Reinold’s blog has great info on The McKenzie Method, as referred to by Physios. Continue reading…