Month: June 2017

Finding Balance through oppositional energy

Pilates is a method of movement whereby we stabilize in one area for freedom of movement in another.

sensing weight . grounding effect

Down to go up. Grounding creates oppositional energy for the spine to develop tone. However sometimes too much tone will have clients gripping and bracing. Not enough tone will see them collapse and create stress patterns that are not informed by support.

A grounded movement helps clients root to rise from the ground upwards finding the right tone for supported movement.

Too much tone causes gripping; too little support causes collapsing or losing balance. Common gripping patterns are tightness in the neck or shoulders, a sore back or in one’s hips possibly from gripping the glutes.

Regardless of whether you on a mat, the carriage of the reformer, the seat of the chair, whatever is touching that piece of equipment is one of the primary foundations for movement.

Sensing what…

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