Breathing for Core Optimization and Wellbeing

Breathing for Core Optimization and Wellbeing

Dear Readers, Later this year I will be teaching a course for Pilates instructors about breathing. It’s not uncommon to develop less than optimal breathing habits that become obstacles to alignment and wellbeing.  To supplement my materials,  I thought  I’d ask the...

My Time with Kathy Grant

Kathy Grant was my first Pilates teacher. If it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would have pursued a career in Pilates. So when Blossom Leilani Crawford asked me to contribute to her site “KathyGrantPilates.com” , I was thrilled to oblige. If...

Virtual Private Pilates – Taking it Virtual

We’re all a little off these days. And for good reason. Covid-19, the global pandemic of our lifetime, has us on edge. The fear of the unknown, manifesting as an invisible entity that causes serious physical harm, or even death, is almost too much to bear. This silent...

Low Back Pain and Pilates

Clinical studies have shown that a majority of low back pain can be traced to weak and inhibited gluteal muscles . There are three gluteal muscles that make up the side and back of the hip and pelvic region: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The...

Fascia and Pilates

Fascia: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How We Use It in Pilates What is Fascia? Fascia is a fibrous type of connective tissue in the human body that preserves physical shape by enclosing discrete elements such as organs and muscles. It exists throughout the entire...