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Alignment – What is it?

What is Alignment: The definition of alignment is the arrangement of something in a straight line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions. Physical alignment is all about the placement of the bones of the body and their relationship to each other. Posture is a part of physical alignment. Most people consider posture to include […]

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Inner Thigh Stretch – Seated Butterfly with Heels Close

This inner thigh stretch is common and for good reason. It’s easy to get into as long as you’re able to get down on the floor and is a perfect stretch to multitask with something one the floor like reading a book or watching a video on your tablet! In order to get those best […]

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Rolling Bridges

Create mobility AND strength in your back with this great exercise! Our clients not only tend to like the results of rolling bridges but they also tend to like the released feeling they feel in their backs as they do them! The biggest difference between a rolling bridge and a straight back bridge, which is […]

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Legs up the Wall Stretch

Relax while you stretch your hamstrings, inner thighs and back! This stretch is a fantastic way to work on your flexibility while relaxing (or chatting on the phone to your loved ones). All you need is bit of wall that is wide and tall enough for your legs to fit up and open on. This […]

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Mini Swans/Cobra – Exercise to Improve Posture

Improve your posture; build upper back strength; improve your scapular stability; reduce neck and shoulder pain; reduce widows stoop…This exercise has SO many benefits! This exercise it great, when it is done correctly. Frequently, people do this exercise using their traps (upper shoulders) and hang into their low backs which destroys all the benefits of […]

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Head Pull Backs – Improve Your Upper Body Posture

Put your head back on top of your shoulders to help protect your spine and reduce neck and shoulder pain! If you find your head out in front of your body or you’re slouched often and getting pain in your neck, you might find this exercise helpful. While the intro to this video is not […]

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Follow Along: Breathing Exercise

Relax! Just breathe! Follow along for this relaxing set of breathing exercises that will help you learn to control your breath and relax tight back muscles! These exercises are used by Pilates instructors to help clients understand how they breathe and how to control their breath. In addition, our Pilates instructor uses them to help […]

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Flexibility v. Mobility

Mobility and Flexibility: Equally important. Not the same thing. While in some ways, these two things are compatible, they are not exactly the same thing. An individual can be flexible but immobile or can be very mobile but not very flexible. What are they? Flexibility refers to the elasticity of your muscles. Mobility, however, refers […]

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Follow Along Stretch Break – 10 minute Neck, Wrist and Finger Stretches

Make your neck feel better NOW! I ask that you please don’t just sit and watch! Follow along with me as we do some gentle stretching together, perfect for a break from your desk. You do not need to stand or turn yourself into a pretzel to accomplish any of this, just take a seat […]

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