Traditional “core” exercises like the Pilates hundred, crunches, or bicycles are all supposed to target your abs. However, if you’ve ever practiced these moves, you might have felt some tension or engagement in your neck.
If you’re anything like my clients, you may not love crunches or ab exercises where you lie on your back and lift your head off of the ground, because… They don’t feel good on your
As a Pilates teacher, I’ve noticed that people are drawn to core work for one of two reasons: They want flat abs They have back pain and they heard strengthening their core will help These
Yesterday, I headed up a photoshoot for a body positivity project I’m launching in March (more on that next month). I’ve had this shoot planned for weeks and knew it would involve holding some physically
If you’ve spent 5 minutes in the gym…or on the internet, you’ve probably heard something about how core strength flattens your abs, protects your back and reduces back pain. And this is mostly true, but
Last week, I talked about the diaphragm and breathing. What I glossed over was the diaphragm’s BFF, the pelvic floor. If you’ve had a kid and a coresponding pelvic floor issue, you’re probably familiar with
It’s no secret that most of us experience stress from time to time whacking out our nervous system. And because the nervous system regulates breath, it means we don’t always breathe optimally. You might be
I have to confess…I’ve never been much of a yoga person. Despite my best efforts to keep an open mind, I always associate it with that one time I took a militant yoga class, where