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Spirals Are the New Straight

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Hold the line! Turns out that twisting is the secret to releasing areas of tension, increasing mobility and feeling great. by Rebekah Rotstein My interest in spirals stems from my first cadaver dissection nearly a decade ago, when I was shocked to discover the nonlinear nature of every structure in the body. From the femur […]

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Complements: Mediation on the Move

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You don’t have to stay stationary to reap the benefits of meditation. Learn how a moving practice can pair perfectly with Pilates. by Sharon Liao Kristin McGee has a busy schedule. As a mom and New York City–based Pilates and yoga instructor, she’s often on the go all day. But she still manages to fit […]

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Curb Weight Gain with Brain Power

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Contemplating the long-term effects of unhealthy foods may give you the willpower you need to avoid them. Thinking twice before eating that chocolate-brownie sundae with extra fudge and peanut butter can pay off in the long run, a recent study suggests. Researchers at Brown University examined MRI scans of participants looking at photos of foods […]

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Science Catches Up with Joe

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A new study proves what Joseph Pilates knew 70 years ago: The method can help people with chronic low-back pain experience less discomfort and lead fuller, more satisfying lives. Lead researcher Dana Stieglitz, DNP, a nurse practitioner and STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, investigated the effectiveness of a six-week Pilates program on 12 subjects with lower-back […]

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Moves of the Month: For Diving and Snorkeling

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By Arlene Salomon • Photos by www.sunkissedlaughter.tumblr.com Strong propulsion in the water originates from a strong and stable trunk. Pilates is perfectly suited for snorkelers and divers, as it helps initiate the movement of the limbs from a strong center, while improving the quality and efficiency of the breath, coordination and overall function in water. […]

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A Practice in Focus

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Learn to power off your thoughts to power up your Pilates regimen. You’ll leave the session feeling calm, connected and more energized than ever. By Laura Browning Grant Edited by Amanda Altman Do you ever feel constantly on the go, mentally scattered, or overwhelmed and stressed? As a type-A personality, I feel this way every […]

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Q+A, Ask the Experts: Common Pilates Myths Debunked

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Q. Can Pilates really help to lengthen your muscles? A. There is a great deal of myth related to lengthening muscles. In fact, there are bountiful myths when it comes to Pilates in general: practicing it will give you a dancer’s body, long, lean muscles, or even make you grow in height (having done Pilates for 35 years, […]

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