A-Z of Pilates

Our A-Z of Pilates provides you with material to use in your classes or to enhance your own understanding and increase your Pilates knowledge.

Z = Zygapophyseal Joints

Published on 30 December 2015

Zygapophyseal joints are located in the posterior part of spine. They are also known as facet joints or Z joints, typically to avoid difficult medical terminology.

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X = The xiphoid process. Everything you need to know.

Published on 22 October 2015

The xiphoid process is the smallest and most inferior region of the breastbone. It serves as a landmark that indicates where chest compressions may be administered CPR. The xiphoid also serves as an attachment point for organs and large muscles that make up the floor of the diaphragm.

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W = Walking with Pilates Posture

Published on 12 October 2015

As Pilates teachers we try to teach the Pilates principles so that our clients/class participants not only adopt them during the class or session but also take them on board and adopt them in their everyday lives and activities, such as walking.

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V = Vertebral Column

Published on 28 September 2015

The vertebral column, also known as the spine or the spinal column, is an amazing structure. It is composed of a series of bones known as vertebrae which are stacked on top of each other.

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U = Upper Body Positioning and Exercises

Published on 14 September 2015

During the warm-up or preparation phase of a Pilates class there are certain key exercises and positioning exercises that assist in warming up muscles and joints.

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