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Putting Pilates into your busy day

Put Pilates in your day!

Why not try and fit Pilates into your everyday routine?

Below are ideas on how to do that, with suggestions of where (but of course, you need to make sure that it fits into YOUR day – the more you practice, the better you get!!

Shoulder Blade Stability – Uncle Fester

Sitting at your desk, PC, in your car, walking…

  • Keep the distance between your ear lobe and your shoulders long.
  • Gently press the shoulder blades down and slightly together.
  • Maintain this position for as long as possible.

 

 

 

Head and Neck Placement – Skull rocks

Sitting at your desk, PC, in your car…

  • Gently draw the chin in slightly and down, feelling the length of the neck.
  • Relax the front neck muscles (Deidrie Barlow muscles!)
  • Maintain this position for as long as possible.

Pelvic Placement – Rude Triangle

Sitting at your desk, PC, in your car, walking…

  • Easy to do in sitting!
  • Find the ‘sit bones’ under your bottom.
  • Sit tall and long, keeping your feet on the floor for optimal positioning.
  • Maintain this position for as long as possible.

Abdominal Hollowing – Hipbone squeezes

Sitting at your desk, PC, in your car, walking…

  • Once the pelvis in position (an in neutral) we need to anchor the bones into position…
  • Gently squeeze your abdominal muscles, trying to draw your hipbones together.

 

Try and include these moves in your daily life – your body will thank you!