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“PowerHouse”……defined in Pilates Terms March 27, 2012

Darrell Duane-Wray, Pilates Instructor

Hello Everyone,

Wow, what a fun time I had doing some ”mini pilates” sessions in the flow and chair yoga classes, as well as meeting and talking with some of you !
Thank you Danelle and Ericka for opening up your classes to share some Pilates in them 🙂
 
I would like to share a little bit about the ” Powerhouse” what is it? and where is it in the body?
The Pilates exercises start from the abdominals, hips, buttocks and lower back. This band of muscles circles the body just under you belt line.
Think about how you stand and how you sit. Probably, if you are like me, you will sink most of you weight into those areas…… Right?
This can cause stress on the lower back making it sore.
The action of pulling up and in simultaneously will automatically engage your “Powerhouse” or core and help protect you lower back.
When doing Pilates exercises on the mat or on the chair, you will want to constantly be working up and out from the “Powerhouse” area of your body.
I hope this will answer the some questions about the “Powerhouse” and you can start to keep it engaged in all your daily activities.
Don’t forget to breathe as you move!
 
Thanks to you all,
Namaste
Darrell-Duane Wray
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