Neutral pelvis and neutral spine are essential reference points for Pilates exercises – if you are in neutral spine, you are in neutral pelvis. This means the pubic bone and hip- bones are in the same plane; there is no forward rotation of the pelvis during the extension of the spine. And once your pelvis is in the right position, you are ready to go!
How could we leave this one out? Lateral breathing is one of the most important Pilates principles. By directing the breath into the sides and back of the ribcage, you allow yourself to take a deep breath while the abdominal muscles stay contracted, keeping you calm and easing you into those tricky moves. And, exhale (phew!)
Ever wanted to be down with the Pilates lingo?! Look no further, as we break down all that tricky Pilates class terminology…
Discover your inner (and outer) power by getting to know your personal POWER HOUSE. Your ‘Power House’ is the energetic centre of your body; the area between your lower ribs and the top of the pubic bone – incorporating abdominals, pelvic floor, lower back muscles and the muscles surrounding the hip joint. It’s the king of all Pilates terms, integrating all that core strength that Tempo Pilates is famous for. Feel the power at our next reformer Pilates class