I find that so many people dislike the Pilates Open Leg Rocker on the mat. And, I get it, it’s that fun when it doesn’t come easy for you. But, what if you could turn on what’s not turning on?
When I first discovered Pilates it was on the mat. I was invited to a mat Pilates class and I fell in love with how it made me feel. I honestly didn’t even know, see or get on the equipment for almost two years. I couldn’t tell you which was better in Pilates the Mat or the Reformer.
As I mentioned last week Andrea Maida and I have a couple more weeks of Swans for you and your Pilates practice. This week we are getting low. We are hopping off the top of the Wunda chair and moving ourselves to the floor.
This week’s Pilates collaboration with Andrea Maida brings us to one of the most hated Pilates exercises around-Stomach Massage!
I always knew my knees hyper-extended. I hated that about my legs. But, I didn’t know how to stop. And, who doesn’t want to be flexible?! But the truth is that hyper-mobility was the reason I broke my leg back in 2014.
Ever go for a run and wonder how long it’s been since you took a full inhale or exhale? How about going to a yoga class and hearing the teacher remind you to breathe? I am a huge breath holder. I hold my breath when I’m nervous, stressed, thinking too much. And, when I do …
While some Pilates exercises seem to have specific breathing instructions many don’t. So, how do you know when to inhale and exhale? How can breathing actually make your exercise better?
Find out in this class when we dive into our mat and deepen our lungs.
When I first discovered Pilates it was on the mat. I changed my whole life to make sure I could attend Pilates mat classes at my local studio five days a week. I didn’t even know about the Pilates equipment until a year into my Pilates practice. And then I moved to LA and struggled …
The midline is an often underused area of our bodies. It’s easy to think you are squeezing your inner thighs only to find out when you get to the shoulder bridge that your knees roll out and you’re not engaging your inner thighs at all!
This week LL focuses on finding that inner thigh connection with or without a prop. She uses a magic circle. You can use one if you have one or a squishy ball or yoga block will work as well. If you don’t have any props you won’t need them. Your imagination and attention to detail will wake up your inner thighs as well.
I remember one of the first retreats I went on. I chose it because the original one I wanted to go on was far too expensive after I added on the flight there and back. Which is why when I started to create my own I decided they would be affordable Pilates retreats. My Pilates …