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Mountain pose (Tadasana)

Tadasana (Mountain Pose): Stand Up Tall and Fix Your Posture!

By Sarah Stockett | February 20, 2017

Yes, Tadasana (Mountain pose) looks like you’re just standing there, but those who have been practicing already know that the whole body works in this pose.

footprints on the beach

Non-possessiveness (Aparigraha): Studying the Yamas

By Sarah Stockett | February 19, 2017

Non-possessiveness–In modern society, the word is almost confusing. We are raised to own and purchase and consume. Yet all of these things don’t bring us permanent happiness. Here’s how to find happiness by letting go of possessions and thoughts.

Postnatal: Maintaining and Modifying Your Pilates and Yoga Workouts

By Sarah Stockett | February 17, 2017

It is generally accepted that you should not begin or resume any sorts of fitness activities until 6-8 weeks after giving birth.

neutral rib cage in a supine position

5 Basic Principles: A Review of Neutral Position

By Sarah Stockett | February 15, 2017

The 5 Basic Principles teach alignment and neutral position. Without correct alignment, practicing Pilates won’t be quite as beneficial.

Joseph Pilates doing Star on the Reformer

Who Is Joseph Pilates, Creator of Pilates Exercises?

By Sarah Stockett | February 14, 2017

Pilates is a type of exercise created by Joseph Pilates that draws inspiration from yoga, Greek and Roman training, and physical therapy.

downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana): Find Relief for Your Spine

By Sarah Stockett | February 13, 2017

Adho Mukha Svanasana, commonly called Downward Facing Dog, is a therapeutic inversion that provides traction for your spine.

woman in seated forward fold, sitting on the grass with hills and a sunset

Non-excess (Brahmacharya): Studying the Yamas

By Sarah Stockett | February 12, 2017

One could argue that the notion of non-excess, or Brahmacharya, is the antithesis of modern society. How can we find Brahmacharya in this day and age?

third trimester pregnant woman

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Maintaining and Modifying Your Pilates and Yoga Workouts

By Sarah Stockett | February 10, 2017

The third trimester of pregnancy is a time to work on harnessing your energy. Rest more and allow the flow of energy to help you move through your practice.

Joseph Pilates

My First Pilates Class as a Student

By Sarah Stockett | February 9, 2017

It was 2002 when I took my first Pilates class. I remember when I showed up for that first class, I was kind of nervous and insecure.

neutral head and cervical spine

Neutral Head and Cervical Placement

By Sarah Stockett | February 8, 2017

Sure, it’s not as fun or glamorous as the other four principles, but if you have postural issues, your head placement is part of the problem.