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Chronic medications, their side effects and the benefits of Pilates

Posted in Articles / 27 August 2018
The term chronic refers to a medicine or condition lasting 3 months or more. The number of patients with 3 or more chronic illness or non – communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa is on the rise and it is predicted that by 2020 NCD’s will account for 70% of the disease burden in developing countries.

Neck and postural stability in an unstable World

Posted in Articles / 15 August 2018
I believe that Pilates is not only imperative for dancers and sportsman alike but also for every person living, for you are only as young and happy, as your spine is healthy and flexible. Let’s take a look at Pilates for injury prevention as well as rehabilitation, achieving stability and strength in the neck and spine.

Mindfulness through Pilates

Posted in Articles / 15 August 2018
Meditation and mindfulness through movement is not just for the Yogis. I can say that with full credibility as I am a certified yoga instructor and practitioner for many years. It is my belief that any exercise which takes your focus to the breath and body can create a mindful state. Pilates is a perfect example of just that, movement with breath. When we practice Pilates, we’re encouraging our mind to focus on our movement patterns, as well as synchronizing our breath.

Understanding the Block System® 6 - Spinal Articulation

Posted in Articles / 12 April 2017
Spinal Articulation is normally introduced into the teaching program after several weeks’ acquaintance with the Block System™. It is a section that demands awareness and an already-established sense of full body movement and stabilization.

Understanding the Block System® - 5 Hip work

Posted in Articles / 12 April 2017
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and as a weight bearing joint its structure is surrounded by many muscles that help to stabilize and mobilize the joint. Correct functioning and recruitment of muscles in this area will assist the client to walk, stand, sit and in general move more effectively.

Understanding the Block System® 4 - Abdominal work

Posted in Articles / 12 April 2017
The abdominal section of the BASI Pilates Block System deepens our awareness of the inner core. It highlights the correct use of the abdominals and challenges this particular muscle group in various positions, loads and ranges.

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