Fascinating Fascia

  Is Pilates an Efficient Training Tool for fascia Research in the world of fascia continues to increase every day and most of us are becoming increasingly aware of what fascia is. – “all the collagenous fibrous connective tissues that can be seen as elements of a body-wide tensional force transmission network” – Fascia Research Congress. In fascial training, we want to optimize elasticity, adaptability & resilience. In other words, we want to make it strong, flexible, and better able to resist injury.…

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Practice gentle stability for gentle hip release

Here is a very simple exercise to practice stabilising your torso to elicit greater freedom on the hips. When we learn to stabilise the torso in optimal alignment (neutral spine) we give ourselves the opportunity to disassociate the femur from the pelvis. In doing so we can truly exploit glide in that area in a very gentle way. Juicing up the hip joint, without all of that aggressive “stretching” usually associated with hip opening. Remember the core muscles are volumus…

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Core and Spine – gentle control is the key

If you are already a Yoga teacher, you may notice that some of your students are great at all of the asana that require flexibility, (it may even be what drew them to Yoga in the first place), but lack strength in say Kumbakasana (Plank) held for any length of time. And you may notice that no amount of Navasana (Boat) seems to be getting to their core muscles. It might be that you are simply asking them to gather…

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