The weekend reminded me just how connected our bodies are. How one thing can be linked to the neck, for example the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle – a long muscle in the neck – is linked to the hip.
Last week we looked at the psoas and specifically, treating sciatica with Pilates. This week we are staying in the area of the hips, but addressing some of the myths surrounding tight hips and how we can address this issue with Pilates.
How’s your New Year going? If you are struggling with your resolutions, take heart in the knowledge that habits take 30 days to form. Be patient with yourself and remember that through Winter the body needs more rest in order to hit spring running. Get that early night, and don’t give up!
This week I want to return to the feet: we can roughly divide the body into key 5 parts in Pilates, and we will start at the bottom, working our way to the top in subsequent weeks. The feet are our foundation, and can be the source of a myriad of ailments, e.g. misalignment in the body, back pain etc, so it’s important to support your feet with Pilates.
As the New Year begins it’s always important to reflect on the year that has gone, and show gratitude for the good fortune, experiences and lessons learned before we look forward and make our intentions for 2019. I have so much to be grateful for in 2018, among the many things my son, great health, our wonderful True Pilates Community and all that we have achieved together last year.