Hand exercises that help with neck and shoulder tension

We use our hands a million times a day, pushing, pulling, grabbing, reaching, texting and keyboarding. We need our hands to be strong and supple for all of these actions. By the end of the day we can feel like our hands are so tired they need a massage. Doing hand exercises can actually […]

Flap your elbows for great shoulders

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    Shoulder Complex rehab to full conditioning exercise sequence

Shoulder Complex rehab to full conditioning exercise sequence

This sequence of exercises provides many exercises options in each category. Mix and match as you like while sticking to the order of exercises in each of the categories (i.e. Thoracic Spine, Scapulae, Thoracic Spine and Scapulae). 

Thoracic Spine

Mobility exercises on mat or with balance cushion or ball under t-spine

Thoracic rotation
Thoracic hoola […]

Core Conditioning in 3D

Dealing with serious neck pain? Here are 11 steps to try

Can you imagine getting up in the morning and not being able to support the weight of your head?

Sounds extreme but this is exactly the scenario of one of my clients last Friday. She had endured a long flight earlier in the week, deals with sleep apnea and ongoing issues in her lower spine.

Here’s […]

All-encompassing back strengthening exercise

How Pilates and Yoga go hand in hand

I am a self-proclaimed Pilates girl, always thought that this is where my passion lay.  I traveled to India to study yoga and help find some inner peace through meditation and spirituality, but did not realize that yoga would change my life.  Here’s a little information on Pilates and yoga as they both originally […]

Absolute abdominal twist

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    Q & A: Imagery cues to build core awareness and hip dissassociation

Q & A: Imagery cues to build core awareness and hip dissassociation

QUESTION: from Katie, Pilates student in Australia

I loved your blog post on imagery cues. I would like to know what cue’s you’d use for helping a client understand core awareness, disassociation of hips and lower extremities organization for both leg circles and side to side. Can you help?

ANSWER: from Penny Kennedy, Body Harmonics Trained instructor from […]

Halloween is all about the posterior chain isn’t it?