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In the final part of our series about finding neutral posture, we focus on three common spinal types; flat-back, sway-back and scoliosis. Keep these documents handy as you may start teaching clients with these conditions in your classes and the information we’ve provided is useful to keep in your ‘tool-box’ of knowledge. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the information provided over the past few weeks.
The Roll Up is a Pilates exercise that is often used as it’s a great transition exercise.
However, have you noticed that clients can either perform this exercise with ease or they really struggle with it?
What is it that determines the ability of some participants to achieve this complex exercise?
The Pilates method is not a new age phenomenon; it has in fact been around for over 80 years. Its founder, Joseph Pilates, was born in 1880 in Germany. Nevertheless, there are six principles that are widely used today.
Achieving correct alignment of the body when the joints are not bent and the spine is aligned and twisted is a summary of what we are trying to achieve through neutral posture. This ideal alignment of the body’s segments helps place the least amount of stress on the body’s tissue. And if you observe people’s posture, you’ll see there are a variety of common types that don’t (or can’t) achieve this desired neutral position.
Over the few weeks we are going to provide you with several postural types so that you can improve your knowledge and offer advice to your clients. Come back soon!
Part 2 of our series of postural types looks at lordosis and kyphosis. Read our guides on which Pilates exercises are suitable for these spine shapes and you’ll be prepared to help your clients achieve improved posture.