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

Published on 22 October 2015

The xiphoid process is the smallest and most inferior region of the sternum, or breastbone. At birth it is a thin, roughly triangular area of cartilage that slowly ossifies into a bone and fuses with the body of the sternum.

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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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