Primal Movements: The Fundamentals We humans love to classify and organise things and so we do it with human movements. One classification is that of Primal Movements, that is, the fundamental movements that our ancestors needed to survive, eat, and generally get through life. The question is, will you practice these fundamental Primal movements in […]Continue ReadingPrimal Movements: Does Pilates Deliver the Goods?
Strong, functional Glutes? What’s This Bum Deal Then? Our bottom is so so so much more than an aesthetic item to be viewed, pondered, berated, idolised. There was a time when women were fed the line that cellulite was the baddie and thus war was declared. Now it is shape. We are condemned, it would […]Continue ReadingLife: Does My Bum Look Big Enough in This? (Are my Glutes strong, functional and fit for purpose?)
New Beginnings I sat down to write this in January, full of enthusiasm for talking about where Pilates would go in the new decade, how it might evolve. I began by trawling the internet for predicted fitness and Pilates trends. If I am being generous, then what I gleaned from my search is that most […]Continue ReadingPILATES: 2020 Vision
Pelvic Floor: A Pelvey Tale Once upon a time there was a lady. She wasn’t a Princess and, just between you and me, she’d long since given up on Prince Charming. She had received no visits from her Fairy Godmother and turned her attention instead to the arrivals from Amazon whilst, naturally, dreaming of John […]Continue ReadingA Pelvic Floor Story: The Hidden World That Deserves the Limelight
Before talking about a tight lower back, it may be best to answer the question: Where is the lower back? This is a lovely clear picture of the lower back. You can see the intervertebral discs in grey and the bones in between. Working down from the top we have the 12th Thoracic vertebra (that […]Continue ReadingFive Best Exercises for a Tight Lower Back