You often hear the advice from Pilates mentors and educators to ‘go with the flow’ and ‘cue the body you see in front of you’. The first time that I have come across the real meaning of cuing the body in front of you was teaching my first mat class. It was a one-to-one class […]
Health Benefits of Pilates
I came across this article on about the health benefits of Pilates and tips for beginners. It has a comprehensive list of reasons and explanation of the benefits for someone who is new to Pilates. The question that I get most is how is Pilates different from Yoga which I have covered in my previous […]
Why is Pilates so Good for Tennis Players?
Running and tennis were my two favorite sports. I have written a post on why Pilates is so good for runners, and I am following up with a sequel about why Pilates is so good for tennis players. I highly recommend tennis players to include Pilates as part of their exercise repertoire. Whether you’re a […]
Why is Pilates So Good For Runners?
I was an avid runner who trained for marathons, and was also very focused on tennis, another high impact sport that places its own distinct set of stress on the body. I did not feel like I had the mind space to introduce Pilates into my exercise regime which was not such a wise decision […]
Happy Pilates Day!
Each year on the first Saturday in May, the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) celebrates Pilates Day. The mission is to foster the public’s appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method. My little contribution to the mission by sharing six reasons why Pilates is so good for you. 1) Good Posture Pilates targets the muscles that are in […]
The Pilates Hundred Breathing Pattern – 5/5 vs 4/6?
The Pilates Hundred is the signature and the first exercise of the classical Pilates mat sequence presented in Joseph Pilates book, Return to Life Through Contrology.Personally, I love the Hundred as it challenges your core stability since you have to maintain a constant position of spinal flexion while holding your legs off the mat and […]
A horizontal jumping machine? The Pilates Jumpboard!
I went to a Pilates Jumpboard reformer class at Moss Pilates and it is an amazing way to get your heart rate up while lying horizontal, and it’s also very low impact for people with knee issues. Really enjoyed the class as an addition to the usual reformer repertoire! What is a Jumpboard class and 5 […]
Pilates or Yoga?
Many people often ask about the difference between Pilates and Yoga. As an instructor, it will be useful to have an elevator pitch when asked that question. At the end of the day, it’s not so much about pilates vs yoga. It all boils down to an individual’s preference. We are all different. You need […]