Spine Corrector
I am always very surprised when I visit the newly opened Pilates studio, which has the latest equipment in the world, but there is not a single spinal corrector. Once…

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"Survival Strategy" in long flights with Pilates
The last few years I had to spend a lot of time on airplanes, quite often flights were long (8-10 hours) and at first I carried them quite hard. And…

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New Pilates at 70
Every year, the approach to Pilates changes for those who follow the system. The work of young people is very different from the work of a mature person, and that…

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visually diagnosed

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. Do not forget to stretch the crown up. Repeat several times.
The purpose of the exercise: to unload the lower back, to ensure blood circulation in the pelvic area.

Long sitting position.
Boarding the aircraft is completed, luggage is safely perched on a shelf, sitting in an armchair. It will take a long time to sit. Even 1 hour is not enough, what to speak of a 10 hour flight.
Measurements of the load on the intervertebral discs showed that, if improperly positioned, this load is Continue reading

Stretch twine for beginners

Twine is one of the main exercises in gymnastics, acrobatics and stretching. This method of stretching is also used in dance, yoga and striptease. It not only demonstrates the plasticity of the body, but also reflects the health of joints, ligaments and bones. Mastering the “twine” skill stimulates the coordination of movements, increases flexibility in general, improves posture.

It should be noted that the ability to sit on the twine is available not only to women, but also to men.

However, due to the structure of the pelvic bones, it is easier for men to perform a transverse view of twine, and for women – a longitudinal one. Fitness Manifest stretching trainers will help you fulfill your childhood dream – to sit on the splits, even if you are well over 20, and defeat your friends with a new Continue reading

Pilates breath

Inhale is the first act in our life, and the last exhale. We can say that breathing accompanies each of our steps like a shadow that you do not notice. Observe the people around you and you will see how the breathing behaves differently! How does a child breathe 2-3 years? Excited bride? Marathon runner in the race? Watchmaker? The conclusion is amazing: breathing reflects our emotional state, well-being, lifestyle! Conversely, by affecting the breath, we can affect our condition! This is a great miracle, which is used by many wellness techniques, including Pilates.

Is breathing a rule or an instrument?
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What is cardio training
It would be logical to assume that cardio training is primarily an activity aimed at increasing endurance of the heart muscle. However, behind it lies much more effects on the…

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Do not leave varicose veins without attention
Varicose veins are a common female problem. If you want your legs to look great and your health not to be in danger, take care of the health of your…

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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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Pilates exercises - principles
The coordination of breathing with movement is one of the principles of the oldest systems of physical exercises, such as yoga, tai chi, wu-shu, qi-gun. Pilates takes this principle for…

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