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Chair Pilates defined by Darrell Wray May 2, 2012


Pilates Body by Valentin ::: Pilates Studio in Dublin, CA

 

Chair Pilates helps you to locate your true core by using tactile touch.  Once the true core, or “powerhouse’ is located you begin to understand that all stability, and increased balance starts at the core, and flows out to the rest of the body.   All the way to the finger tips and toes.

When the breath is used in unison with a Chair Pilates practice it helps to give the body strength, allowing you to flow from one movement into the next.  It also helps to detoxify and replenish the body leaving you feeling energized after your practice.

A Chair Pilates practice helps to stretch and strengthen the entire body, one day at a time, one practice at a time.  You’ll also learn that Pilates is never to be forced.  It’s never to leave the body hurting or sore, but to make the body flexible, stable, and strong.

 

“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
 

Pilates Anyone? YOUYOGA has you covered………. on the mat and on the chair March 15, 2012

 

Darrell-Wray sharing the Pilates Roll-Up with YOUYOGA students.

 
 
 
 
Special thanks to Darrell Wray for sharing your Pilates on the mat and on the chair with YOUYOGA’s students last week……everyone enjoyed YOU and your approach to building a strong “powerhouse”.  So….. Darrell will be joining us again next month on Thursday, April 12 @ 9:30-10:45 am for a mat class.   And Saturday, April 21 @ 9:30-10:30 am for a chair class……Can’t wait to work that core again!!