From www.thegaruda.net: Welcome to the first of our amazing new Garuda videos designed to give you an insight into the unique Garuda method developed and demonstrated by James D’Silva. With the Garuda Barre James D’Silva has designed a contemporary workout using the idea of pulling and pushing and standing out of your legs. Here the Garuda […]
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. The nerves of the body are coated with a covering called the myelin sheath, in MS this sheath starts to break down effecting the messages carried from the brain. As a result symptoms can present in any part of the body. More […]
How long you should keep notes and records and what sort of records do you need to keep? Is this a potential problem issue for Pilates Teachers and Therapists? Why should you keep them if you are just doing classes, and maybe you know the students well? If you work in a multi-disciplinary setting or for […]
Every so often it happens. A client finishes their session and as they get ready to leave, you give a little reminder that it’s time to purchase or schedule their next package. But instead of their usual enthusiastic response, there is a quiet pause followed by an awkward mumble that they need to stop their […]
You used to be a tennis coach, how did you make the transition to Pilates? I first saw Pilates on TV in Australia and my sister was a dancer and they used Pilates as part of their training in the Australian ballet school. At the time there was only one Pilates studio in Australia and […]
Posture is the alignment of our skeleton within the body. Pilates teaches us how to consciously discover our natural or neutral alignment throughout the body. Given enough practice, we transfer these experiences so our everyday life so that our alignment is now subconscious. This is true for both good and poor posture, as “practice makes […]
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Getting your heart rate up with cardio Pilates, new ideas from Eme Cole.
Although not one of the original Pilates exercises, the Roll Down is one of the most basic exercises and can highlight many weakness or imbalances within the body. I will very often use the Pilates Roll Down (as opposed to a yoga roll down) as a warm up exercise in my classes and is a […]
My previous blog Stress – Can It Be Good? described the stress response and how it is ideal for short-term, immediately stressful occurrences nowadays most stress is psychological and long-term rather than physical, and short-term. Think worrying about your child growing into a rebellious teenager versus escaping a lion. In long-term stress, the stress response remains switched […]