When you begin a Pilates practice, you will initially learn to move your joints with efficiency and proper alignment though their full range of motion. Finding efficient and well aligned movement patterns requires a focus on subtleties, and you may not “feel the burn” at first. Once you have learned optimal movement patterns you may decide to challenge yourself by practicing Pilates with increased resistance (or load) or decreased support — Pilates can challenge even the strongest athletes.
“IF YOU INCREASE STRENGTH IN A MISALIGNED BODY, YOU WILL STRENGTHEN THE MISALIGNMENT.” –Eric Franklin
A Pilates practice can help to prevent:
- Wear and tear on the bones.
- Increased risk of injury.
- Soft tissue irritation.
- Nerve impingement.
- Compression of blood vessels impairing circulation.
Jessi DeLong is a certified Pilates & yoga teacher, studio owner and Pilates teacher trainer. Since 2007 she’s studied therapeutic manual and movement techniques under Rehabilitative Movement Specialist, Margy Verba. She broadens her studies with the work of cutting-edge Physical Therapists, Brent Anderson and Julie Wiebe, leading fascia researcher Robert Schleip, and the methods of Neurokinetic TherapyⓇ, Immaculate Dissection, and Anatomy in Motion. 760-920-1373 firstname.lastname@example.org