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Breathing

Breathing in Pilates and everywhere else is crucial on many levels. Proper breathing helps everything! Breathing comes up a lot in the Pilates studio. In fact, one of the first exercises we teach new clients is the Hundred, which involves a whole lot of breathing in flexion. A while ago I taught a workshop on […]

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Diastasis Recti and Pilates

Diastasis Recti can be both helped or worsened with Pilates. Here’s how Pilates can help. Diastasis Recti as defined by the NIH: Diastasis recti is a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the belly area. Most diastasis is seen in pregnant women, where […]