A Tip from Justin
Clenching the jaw locks down the cranium on C1 and has a compound effect on the rest of the spine. This makes it more difficult to engage the abs, flex through the spine and perform the many spinal movements we do in Pilates.
Try this… when working on your roll up/roll down, make sure the jaw is relaxed first. One way to keep a relaxed jaw through the exercise is to hum one of your favorite tunes, have fun with it. You may be surprised with your results!
Self-Care: Mindful Self-Touch Sequence
10-minute self-touch sequence to offer yourself during times of social distancing and limited physical contact. This is for all levels and no equipment needed.
Arm Exercise for Shoulder Injuries
Quick, daily exercise for those recovering from a shoulder injury or suffering from neck/shoulder tension. This is for all levels and no equipment needed.
Rolling Relief for the IT Bands
This quick 5-minute video provides tips on releasing tension in the IT Bands, using the foam roller and is suitable for all levels.