piriformis

Pain in the butt may lead to lower back pain

The piriformis muscles begins inside the pelvis. The piriformis connects to each side of your sacrum and to the greater trocanter (the bump of bone on the top side of each hip). The piriformis is primarily an external rotator. This means that as the muscle works, it helps to turn the foot and leg outward. […]

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Pilates Equipment Spine Corrector – a personal favourite

One of my favourite Pilates equipment to work with is the Spine Corrector, also known as the small barrel. Unlike the more well-known Pilates Reformer which looks like a single rectangular bed:   The Spine Corrector is rounded and curved. This unique shape provides many opportunities for me to explore the natural curves of my spine […]

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Pilates Mat vs Yoga

If you want to condition your body, gain strength and flexibility, reinforce your self-esteem, and enliven spirit, then Pilates and yoga are 2 practices that can help you achieve these objectives. Pilates and yoga are called mind-body practices because they promote mental well-being and physical wellness. Pilates mat classes and yoga classes are both mat-based […]

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2 simple exercises for neck pain

Have you ever wondered how the phrase “a pain in the neck” came about? Considering the fact that a human head weighs about 5kg, we are certainly quite vulnerable to neck pain. According to Dr. Kenneth D. Erickson, “for every inch that the head projects forward, the weight experienced by the muscles of the neck […]

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Do Pilates so you can continue to enjoy sexy high heels

Women suffer from heel and foot problems 4 times more than men because of: Killer Heels! Do you know studies show that over 80% of women wear shoes too small for their feet and 70% were noted to have associated big toe deformity! Unfortunately, comfortable and well-fitting shoes rarely equate to fashion. Every woman loves […]

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Stretching Exercises on the Road

This trip to the USA, I decided not to bring my Fletcher Braided Towel. It is an experiment to see how much (or how little) I can practise and keep moving on the road. Turns out I can still do quite a lot! May Day, I found myself trapped in Narita Airport. What was supposed […]

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Pilates for Beginners – Signature Group Classes

I get asked this a lot: “I haven’t done Pilates before. How can I start?” Well, although Pilates one-on-one is the most effective and best way to kickstart a Pilates practice, if your body is one that does not require visits to a medical or healthcare professional, chances are you can start with our Pilates group […]

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