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The Psychology of Back Pain

The Psychology of Back Pain

Even when you have back pain that is being medically treated, it helps to understand the psychological factors that impact your pain-and treatment outcomes. Why chronic back pain is connected to your “head” When your physical movement is compromised it can cause...

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Breathing

Breathing

It seems counter intuitive that the diaphragm moves downward upon inhalation.  After all, when we inhale, the ribcage lifts and draws upwards as well as to the side and back.  And yet, the diaphragm moves down, freeing up the lungs, allowing them to expand as well as...

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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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Stretching is Not for Everyone

Stretching is Not for Everyone

Stretching has become so fashionable with yoga, yoga wear products and social feeds keeping us fit 'n healthy. But stretching goes far beyond trends. It keeps muscle tissue pliable and nutrient / oxygen rich, helps to release tension from holding patterns as well as...

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5 Compelling Reasons to Do Pilates

5 Compelling Reasons to Do Pilates

What would you think of an exercise modality that improves your posture, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, cognitive functions and mood? Read on to find out 5 top reasons to do Pilates: Pilates is well known for developing body awareness and intrinsic strength...

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