Pilates Neutral Spine
The Key to your Pilates Practice
- Paradise Street
The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes back health. In particular, learning awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural muscles that support this alignment are important skills for the back pain patient. neutral spine is the strongest position for your spine to be in. It is the position in which your disks will have the least stress, and should be what we are aiming for when we say ‘good posture’. ‘Neutral spine’ is different from your ‘normal spine’ shape. If we can find neutral spine, then use our core muscles (transverse abdominis in particular) to keep it there, we can then use the weight of our arms and legs doing movements to challenge the stability. In simple terms, this means Pilates is all about keeping your core stable while other movement is happening. This takes mental practise and thorough understanding. In other forms of exercise the focus is on the movement being performed, so this is difficult to believe at first. In Pilates however, the focus is on finding neutral spine, and keeping it to allow your body the opportunity to get stronger in it.
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Clarke Holme Street, Rossendale, UK