Pilates using the CORE Band
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared - rings, balls, rubber…

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Is Pilates an underfitness or an original method of self-improvement?
Is Pilates an underfitness or an original method of self-improvement? Pilates, Pilates with balls, Pilates on Reformers, Pilates for a healthy back, Pilates for athletes and what other Pilates you…

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Pilates teacher recommendations
Pilates teacher recommendations for studio clients. The first lesson in any kind of activity is always exciting. Teachers usually know where they will start with any client. They are taught…

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Caution! Baron Munchausen’s Syndrome in Pilates!

“Contrology is the complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit. J.H. Pilates

This quote is the essence of the method, the meaning of practice. A harmoniously developed person is harmonious in everything: his body is healthy, his mind is calm, his thoughts are pure. We are all not perfect and everyone is faced with lessons that will have to be passed. Contrology (Pilates) is one of the ways that helps to take lessons with the least damage to oneself and others, and with a competent approach and with benefit. Staying in harmony does not happen once and for all, rather it is a condition in which the majority dwells sporadically. Well, if you can not “fly” out of it far and for long. This skill determines the skill level of a practitioner.

Ethics – as an indicator of the state of mind.

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Kegel exercises

Keeping the upright position, press the spine firmly against the back of the chair. Spread your pelvis and head in opposite directions. Position the pelvis clearly in the center of the seat, distribute the pressure evenly on both sides of the pelvis. Feel the pelvic floor area. Inhaling, relax the “bottom of the basket”, as if lowering it onto the seat, exhaling slowly, raise the bottom of the basket up the spine to the navel. Relax again. Perform 10 times.
The purpose of the exercises: to ensure blood circulation, prevention of swelling and back pain.

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One meeting – two different experiences

Willow Mazzoleni:
If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and to this day, it is something like a journey through its own back streets.

I first met Mary at her Workshop in Zurich on how to “free the spine” and “Pilates plus Psycho”. Her unusual way of showing respect for the needs of the body, by releasing all its parts along its entire length, was directly related to me. From the very first meeting, I saw how much we need to allow ourselves to RELEASE so that the Pilates technique begins to work miracles. In just a few minutes, Mary changed people’s postures with the right, in a word, the right touch or just the right intention. How she succeeded was a real mystery for me, and it became interesting for me to learn more about all this!

A year later, from the first meeting with Mary, my friend, Katya Smirnova, invited me to share my experience – to work together for three days under the guidance of Mary Bowen at her home in Northampton, USA. Then my Pilates got involved in something that I would not believe existed. Continue reading

And again about Pilates
Pilates not only involves all the muscle layers (as well as any other movement, the question is only in degree). With the help of Pilates, there is a CONSCIOUS effect…

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Exercises for abdominal muscles
Keeping the position described above, feel the muscles of the pelvic floor. Inhale, relax the lower abdomen, exhale pull the lower abdomen to the spine, as if fastening tight jeans.…

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Pilates using the CORE Band
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared - rings, balls, rubber…

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Burnout stages
Freudenberger created a scale consisting of 12 stages of burnout. The first step still looks very harmless: At first, patients with burnout have an obsessive desire to affirm themselves (“I…

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