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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.

Gluteus maximus recruitment through the basi pilates block system

Posted in Research Papers / 11 May 2018
People have different reasons for starting Pilates, for some it’s to increase their flexibility or to reduce back pain, for most it is to strengthen their core. Pilates trains and recruits the abdominals to provide a strong core which in turn provides pelvic lumbar stabilisation (PLS) around which other exercises, such as arm and leg work challenge the core, much like the movements of daily living where our arms and legs move around a strong core that stabilises our spine against these external limb moments.
Tech Neck Syndrome

Tech Neck Syndrome

Posted in Research Papers / 26 March 2018
The burden of modern age technology - and how Pilates can help overcome this new age dilemma
pilates and Osteoporosis

Stress Lifestyle and Osteoporosis

Posted in Research Papers / 07 December 2017
Certain aspects of current life such as: making a living in a very competitive society, being multitask, long working hours, less leisure hours, less physical activities, overload of information, increase of population and more chaotic life in cities, etc. Became too demanding on many of us.

Recovering From Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Female Runners

Posted in Research Papers / 24 November 2017
This research paper addresses the benefits of an ongoing BASI Pilates program that assists in prevention and recovery of Iliotibial Band Syndrome also known as ITBS or ITB, in female runners. Iliotibial Band Syndrome is most common in cyclists and runners - especially in female runner’s - due to the overuse of the connective tissues that are located on the outerknee and thigh.
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The Positive Effects of Pilates on a Forward Head Posture

Posted in Research Papers / 24 November 2017
I have chosen to focus my research on Forward Head Posture (FHP). This is due to my personal experience, which resulted in ACDF (Anterior Cervical Dissection and Fusion) surgery in October 2016, as well as the number of individuals I have trained, that have presented with a forward head posture, and the fact that this condition is now so common. This condition comes with a multitude of complications, including chronic pain, a more rounded and immobile thoracic region, with rounded and elevated shoulders, headaches, numbness and nerve pain referring down into their fingers, amongst other noted problems. Breathing capacity, mood and emotions are also affected by FHP.

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