After this course, participants will have better knowledge of the physiology of breathing and its mind-body effect in daily life and our Pilates practice!
- Learn the importance of the Zone of Apposition and exercises to optimize its use
- Learn to coordinate the 5 diaphragms to promote whole- body practice in Pilates.
- Learn the qualities of breath to guide breathing assessments of rib expansion, rib motions, details of breath cycles, sounds, accessory muscle use, pain with breathing. (105)
- Learn correctives for dysfunctional breathing including:
hyperventilation, reverse breath, downward breath, suppressed tension, no pause, bracing, breath holding, fast talking, slouch sitting, tense standing, talking while holding breath.
Learn how to incorporate these correctives and principles into new Pilates-based exercises along with traditional Pilates repertoire such as the 100’s, mermaid, chest expansion, stomach massage, among others.