1. Why the Swan?
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    Why the Swan?

    It’s hard to believe how quickly our posture can degenerate. The good news is one simple Pilates exercise can help to alleviate postural discomforts and actually help to strengthen the entire posterior body, while stretching the anterior body. That exercise is the Swan.

  2. Yes, You Can Find Time to Work Out
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    Yes, You Can Find Time to Work Out

    Lao Tzu said, “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’" I can guarantee that you will find the time to do something, if it’s really important to you. So, is working out important to you?

  3. Pilates: My Asana of Choice
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    Pilates: My Asana of Choice

    After dozens and dozens of sun salutations, I started to have pain in my hips. Excruciating, I-can’t-walk-without- pain, pain. The doctor’s diagnosis? Torn labrums on both sides. I was devastated but determined to heal.

  4. Why Pilates Instructors Should Take Pilates From Other Instructors
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    Why Pilates Instructors Should Take Pilates From Other Instructors

    When you practice Pilates alone there is no real fun. There is no one to see the tension in your neck, either. There is no one to distract you from your list of responsibilities. There is no one to share in the humor over your feet shaking uncontrollably in the straps or watch you nearly cry squeezing a Magic Circle. There is no instructor to exclaim, “YES! That is what I want to see!” when you finally find that mind-body connection. There is also no guided hand from an instructor to help you into your position, no proper cue, no new perspective.

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