hip joint anatomy pilates

Basics of Anatomy: Hip Joint

It is said that one discovery transformed the course of humanity. It made us from agile hunter-gatherers to farmers and later chefs. That discovery was fire. Fire transformed not only our diet but also modified our movements. We didn’t need to run to catch prey or climb trees to get...

Shoulder Joint Complex

Basics of Anatomy: Shoulder Joint Complex

Moving from the core to the peripheries, our next set of blogs will discuss the major joint complexes of our body which connect our limbs to our torso. Our arms are the limbs we use more than our lower limbs. We use them for activities like feeding ourselves, cleaning ourselves,...

The Inner Core Muscles: Pelvic Floor

For the last one in our series of four blogs on the Core, we talk about the base or the foundation of the Core muscles i.e. the Pelvic Floor. The pelvis marks an important point between the abdomen and the lower limbs. Not only is it important for walking, but...

Diaphragm

The Inner Core Muscles: Diaphragm

The first and last act of life is breathing. It is the sign of being alive. And that makes the diaphragm, which is the primary muscle used for respiration, the Supreme muscle of the body. Ok, scratch that. Let’s not be this dramatic. Of course, breathing is one of the...

Multifidi core muscles pilates

The Inner Core Muscles: Multifidi

We have always said that the spine holds our torso up, but did you know there are muscles which hold the spine up? Welcome to our second blog in a series of four on the Inner core or the Superhero muscles of the Human Body, and today we will be...

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...