The Inner Core Muscles: Transversus Abdominis

We have been talking on and on about the core and how working from the core is the basis of Pilates, but what exactly is the Core? The Core is a group of superhero muscles, much like the Avengers, which if remain strong and together, can keep the spine from...

Vertigo

Feeling dizzy regularly? It could be Vertigo.

Being ‘giddy’ with love or reaching ‘dizzying heights’ in your career can be milestones in one’s life, but for those who live with Vertigo, these phrases have a different meaning altogether. Vertigo is the sensation of spinning while one is stationery. Often associated with nausea and vomiting, it can lead...

Neck Pain Pilates Physio

Do you have pain in your neck?

Did you know that your head weighs one-seventh of your total body weight? Yes, it’s that heavy. And for around 70% of the day, the neck supports our head on our shoulders. Imagine the amount of strain the neck experiences while holding the head up for so long until you...

low back pain

Low Back Pain and Optimum Movement

Movement is fundamental to life. Actually, scratch that. Movement is life! The fluttering of your eyelashes, the rhythmic rising and falling of your chest, the dancing of your fingertips on your phone screen, or even just the bopping of your head as you listen to music. Every small movement keeps...

Spine posture

Is the posture of your back correct?

It had been 5 hours and she hadn’t moved. Her eyes stared blankly, as her head hung forward. Her body was bent over, while her arms hung away from her body, unsupported. Before you are scared away from reading further, don’t worry, this isn’t a crime scene description. But this...

nutrition for immunity

Nutrition for Immunity

Every morning I wake up to messages on all my Whatsapp groups proclaiming XYZ food substance as the new superfood which will make me immune to COVID-19. Don’t you get these messages too? If I had even a tiny inkling of their potency, I would have brewed the ultimate decoction...

Immunity

Let’s talk immunity!

With the lockdown easing and economic activities resuming, we all have breathed a sigh of relief. Phew, you can finally step out for a walk and to buy things you need. Does this mean the pandemic is over? No, not at all. There is high speculation by experts that we...

Real Men Do Pilates

Pilates can help men achieve their Ideal Body

Real men do Pilates. No, we aren’t challenging your manhood but we are challenging you to try Pilates. Yes, it’s not easy, albeit it might look so. If you can do deadlifts in the gym, you can surely do the teaser on the mat. Or can you? If you want...

Pilates and Flexibility

Flexibility affects Function

A few months back there was a video circulating on social media where one guy challenged a body-builder to remove a sticker from his mid-back. That beefed-up guy tried every move but he barely reached the top of his neck and lower back with his palms. While the other guy,...

Senior man pilates

Pilates for Seniors: Is it suitable for them?

Ageing is a fact of life. And the degenerative process of ageing starts as early as our mid-30s. There is gradual wear and tear of muscles and loss of muscle tone. As you approach your 60s, you could experience stiffness of joints, loss of bone density, lack of balance and...