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Breathing

Breathing

It wasn't until a few years of teaching that I discovered that the diaphragm moves downward upon inhalation. It seems counter-intuitive. After all, when I inhale, I feel my ribs expand and draw upwards. And yet, the diaphragm moves down, expanding the lungs and...

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Prenatal and Postnatal Classes at Reform Pilates

Prenatal and Postnatal Classes at Reform Pilates

A healthy baby starts with a healthy mom. Most women don’t think about their pelvic floor until after they’ve had a baby or two and are having trouble with urine leaking. But waiting until after your baby is born isn’t the right time to start thinking about the health...

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My Journey Back to the Mat

My Journey Back to the Mat

Pilates was not my first passion.  I only discovered it after a lengthy battle with a recurring shoulder injury that resulted from the combination of a desk job, using the mousepad regularly and a stressful time in my life. I was willing to try anything that could...

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The Virtues of Fundamentals

The Virtues of Fundamentals

If you are new to Pilates you should know that it has been around for a while, its origins in Mönchengladbach, a small town near Dusseldorf, Germany, where Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born. Pilates was an eccentric inventor who believed in the power of the mind well...

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Your Fabric is Tight! Preventing Common Injuries with Cyclists

Your Fabric is Tight! Preventing Common Injuries with Cyclists

Muscle imbalance and injuries related to cycling either progress with time as a result of improper bike fit or develop due to repeat movement and overuse. Understanding the role of connective tissue and how it influences postural imbalances is important in addressing...

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