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LEG OPENINGS ARE IMPORTANT FOR IMPROVING SCOLIOSIS KYPHOSIS AND BACK ACHE

Important Information for both Pilates and Yoga Instructors and Practitioners.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR LEG ALIGNMENT

There are many exercises and asanas which involve opening the legs with large and small equipment and without equipment. It is vitally important that good leg alignment is continuously maintained. You will never injure yourself if you are patient and respect this. You can find details in my blog on this site http://jennycolebourne.com/good-leg-alignment-is-essential-for-everyone/

TREAT YOUR BODY WITH LOVING KINDNESS

It is a golden rule that you should NEVER push, force or strain when you are exercising. Respect and love your body with kindness. The truth is if you co operate with your body and gently relax and surrender into a stretch your body will open like a flower. Moving or stretching, with harshness, will only lead to more body resistance and injury. Do you like to be pushed around? Probably not. Your body is the same.

THE BREATHING DIAPHRAGM HAS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF FASCIA

When we think of diaphragms of the body, the first one we think of, is the breathing diaphragm. The breathing diaphragm is obviously, vitally, important. It plays a crucial role as to how much oxygen reaches the millions of cells of our body. It has the highest concentration of fascia in the body. Fascia can store psychological and physical trauma which can lead to postural dysfunction, strain and pain.

THE BODY’S DIAPHRAGMS

The breathing diaphragm is just one of a series of diaphragms in our body. The one diaphragm is balanced on top of the other. The one affects the other. 

The pelvic diaphragm is positively opened when we do leg openings and than in turn had helps the breathing diaphragm to release. You will notice that your own breath, and the breathing of your students, becomes deeper as you do leg openings. In turn, the thoracic inlet softens. Necks release. The positive wave of release continues up through the crown of the head, resulting in a longer spine and a happier human.

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

I remember many years ago, long before we had the knowledge of fascia that we do today, I was suffering from quite severe and debilitating back pain. In those days I had a shiatsu therapist at Illium Center. I asked her to give me a treatment. I remember I had intense pain as she applied pressure to points around my should blade. It was very painful. All of a sudden it was as if the the top of my head blew off or popped open. AND there it was, MAGIC, my back pain was gone!

LEG OPENINGS HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON SCOLIOSIS, KYPHOSIS AND BACK ACHE.

SOME EXAMPLES OF LEG OPENS IN THE PILATES TECHNIQUE AND YOGA.

(This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but just some examples.)

PILATES

Mat Work.

Spine Stretch

Saw

Open Leg Rocker.

Reformer

Second position using the full opening in the leg work series.

(See my video on You Tube.) https://youtu.be/zvWamobo9FI

Leg Openings with Assistance. (I will be releasing a new video on this shortly and teaching a special class about it.)

Leg springs. (These can also be done on the Cadillac.)

Standing Splits

Wunda Chair

Spine Stretch

Front and Side Lunges.

Baby Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Circles

Splits 

Helicopter

(This series can be done during mat work with a small soft ball under the sacrum.)

YOGA

Deep Forward Bends standing and seated.

Hanuman.

Enjoy exercising consciously. Enjoy your observations and the deep changes in your body.

Illium Center of Light, Online Classes, Refined Pilates, Zoom

THREE ONLINE REFINED PILATES CLASSES ON ZOOM

Αποκαλώ το Pilates που διδάσκω “Refined” (στα ελληνικά η πιο κοντινή σε αυτό λέξη είναι το «εξευγενισμένος»). Η μέθοδός μου είναι επηρεασμένη από τον Jerome Andrews, ο οποίος ήταν μαθητής του Joseph Pilates και δίδασκε μαζί του. Οι ασκήσεις του ήταν πολύ ακριβείς και λεπτομερείς, ενώ παράλληλα εκτελούνταν με χαλαρό τρόπο, χωρίς ένταση και σπατάλη ενέργειας.

Διδάσκω Refined Pilates, με έμφαση στη λεπτομέρεια, στη χαλαρότητα, στη σωστή αναπνοή τα τελευταία 46 χρόνια και πραγματικά το σώμα μεταμορφώνεται. 

3 τμήματα Refined Pilates μέσω Zoom: 

▪️Healing Pilates
▪️Stress Relief Pilates
▪️Αdvanced Pilates Class
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I call the Pilates, I teach, “Refined”. My method is inspired by Jerome Andrews, who had spent 10 years with Joseph Pilates. I had, never, in any of Pilates sessions previous to meeting Jerome, encountered that level of precision and detail. Not only were the exercises very precise, they were executed in a relaxed manner, with absolutely no waste of energy, or tension.

Ι have been practicing Refined Pilates, emphasising detail, relaxation, proper breathing, the last 46 years and it really transforms the body. 

3 Refined Pilates Classes on Zoom:
▪️Healing Pilates
▪️Stress Relief Pilates
▪️Αdvanced Pilates Class
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Illium Center of Light, Online Classes, Refined Pilates, Reiki, Zoom

SUMMER OF CHANGE


Αυτό το καλοκαίρι είναι περίοδος αλλαγής και κάθαρσης σε βάθος. Το Illium θα πάρει σύντομα νέα μορφή στο Μικροχώρι Αττικής, μέσα στα πεύκα, και θα είναι ανοιχτό για όλους εσάς, online!


Θα μου λείψει να μην σας βλέπω από κοντά, όμως μια νέα εποχή ξεκινάει! Τα μαθήματα Refined Pilates & Yoga και οι συνεδρίες Reiki & Κρανιοϊερής Θεραπείας ξεκινούν πάλι, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου, με ασφάλεια, μέσω Zoom.

Γεμίστε θετική ενέργεια από τη φύση και τη θάλασσα. Σας εύχομαι ένα αναζωογονητικό καλοκαίρι!
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This summer is a summer of change and a deep cleaning. Soon, Illium will take on a new shape in Mikrochori, among pines, and open up to the world, online!

I will miss seeing you all from close up, but a new era is about to begin! Refined Pilates & Yoga classes, Reiki & Cranial Sacral sessions begin again, 1 September, safely, on Zoom.

Take in positive energy from nature and the sea. Wishing you a rejuvenating summer!

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