INTERESTING ARTICLES, INTERESTING FACTS AND EXCITING FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF PILATES.
How to comfortably position your head?
Do you feel like you can postion your head with ease? Have you ever heard of “chin-to-chest?” Or “move your head towards your 7th cervical spine”? Some of you certainly have! They are helpful concepts but what do they actually physically mean? Find out in our short video … read more
We intensively focus on protecting our body from Covid-19 but, unfortunately, we often neglect to protect our hearts from the aftermath of Covid-19. Poetry is the elexir of the heart. Poetry nourishes our heart just like minerals and vitamins nourish the rest of our body. So, let’s bring poetry back into our lives … read more
During the Corona pandemic, we all noticed how uncomfortable the repetitive wearing of the Corona mask is. Interestingly, however, we are not aware of how restrictive the mask of personality is, which we ‘wear’ constantly. Although both masks inhibit our freedom of expression, much more attention is paid to the Corona mask. I think this is turned upside down … read more
Arms Like The Wings Of An Eagle – A Reunion With The Master
I am revisiting this learning tool because most people DO NOT realise the tremendous value of our arms. Click on our vlog inside this blog post and find out how we stretch our arms correctly. Find out what gives our arms “wings”. How a fully stretched arm liberates our head, neck and back … read more
The biggest challenge for Pilates novices when performing the Single Leg Kick is keeping the pelvis grounded down into the floor. How to get round this? We have a perceptual learning tool. The pelvic side roll weight distribution tool. We will get a better perception of our pelvis in prone position. Have a look and check out our vlog insi(ght) … read more
How to train outside our ‘usual’ movement pattern? Do you wish to gain a new perception? What a new perception is good for? Can intelligence and intuition work together? Go on and find out. We will exemplify it with the Pilates Reformer Footwork … read more
Ever asked yourself how to increase the therapeutic effect of exercises? How about by adding ‘tone symbolism’. Tone symbolism means that we intonate the rhythmic movement pattern. We achieve deeper and more thorough relaxation with sound symbolism and improve our perceptive awareness … read more
Exercise Of The Month – Relieving Our Thoracic Spine
‚Happy tree blowing in the wind‘ – a wonderful therapeutic exercise to reflexively relieve pressure on our thoracic spine. It also prevents overloading of the lumbar spine. By circling our upper body in a differentiated way bending will become easier … read more
Discovering what invigorates each one of us means learning to understand our intention. Our „intention could be: „I want to have a six-pack“. Nothing wrong with wanting a six-pack. But we have to ask ourselves: What for? What is the point of having a six-pack? … read more
How do we get our legs flowing in the air? Where is the source of movement in the Roll Over? Let’s learn to understand the source of the Pilates Roll Over perceptively. With partner support we move fluidly from the Hundred Exercise into the Roll Over. Watch, try and feel it … read more
And? How do you breathe? Are you conscious of your breathing? Are you integrating your breathing? With the breath-a-sizer we train a conscious and complete exhalation and a reflexive and calm inhalation while performing the exercises. Ready to sense what a source of energy your breathing can be? … read more