Simply put … It is the movement of the hip joint without excessive movement of the pelvis and lumbar spine.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy to achieve however. It takes a ton of control and precision but your hips, legs and spine will thank you for the rest of your injury free life!
Whether you run,walk,squat,sit,spin,yoga or ride … your hips are moving in 5 directions at once. Whoa!
When an imbalance occurs it can cause some pretty serious injury to your spine. And that would be bad.
You see … most of us do all we do with a slight tilt to the pelvis. Even in a yoga practice … without awareness … warrior 1 can be doing more damage than good. One or two times doesn’t really hurt you … but if you practice regularly … your body will rebel with a loud signal of pain and ask for a rest! Any repetitive movement that is slightly misaligned will … overtime … result in an injury.
When doing any activity, the ideal is to have a neutral pelvis and allow your hip to move freely … independent of the pelvis. Your core is made up of many smaller muscle groups which , when working in symphony, allow you freedom and controlled flexibility without tightness or pain. So … how to get that? Well … Pilates … that’s how!
Spend an afternoon taking a deep dive into your core and learn the basics to feel better and do better right away! If you are in the Phoenix area … click here for tickets.
Can’t make it to the Workshop? No problem … get the Series 1 and 2 video guides right here! A few minutes a day does the trick! Yours to download and use whenever you wish.
If you have ever had pain in your lower back? Or maybe a tight glute muscle? Or … maybe you want to play golf pain free … the usual suspect is weak pelvic and abdominal muscles. Does this look like a pipe dream? It doesn’t have to be … you can actually feel less pain and more flexibility … seriously … you can!
Your body is constantly seeking wellness … and when we know better … we do better!
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