During my to Melbourne in 2015, I had the pleasure of observing Dr Lynn Bardin in the SPINE Pilates class. I thought it was a great time to reflect on what I have learnt this year about the Pilates method, discuss a few ways that my thinking and teaching has changed, and discuss how Lynn Bardin tailors a Pilates program to be specific and effective for the management of low back pain.
This blog aims to discuss some important training cues when strengthening your abdomen and trying to avoid overactivity through the hip flexors and lower back. Working with Pilates Instructor Jill Harris, we share strategies for making sure clients are getting the most out of their abdominal training.
This week we have a Pilates-centric blog focussing on my favourite exercises for teaching spinal articulation and providing a great stretch for the shoulders, thoracic spine, lower back, hamstrings and calves. They are exercises and movements that are moulded and developed from my Pilates and Yoga practice.