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How Good Posture Helps You Feel Great Inside & Out

good posture Feb 17, 2020

How Good Posture Helps You Feel Great Inside & Out

Are you a sloucher? Do you have a tendency to sleep on your stomach? You may find that these things heavily impact your natural posture.

Throw in a desk job, a lot of sitting, and even a little bit of aging, and it’s a recipe for disaster on your body! You could already be feeling the effects without even realizing it!

Posture is not fixed overnight, nor is it made worse overnight. But if you’re feeling these signs, it could be time to fix it. Pilates and good posture go hand-in-hand, so here’s what to watch out for and how to feel better inside and out.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Let’s start in the middle. When your pelvis rotates forward (anterior pelvic tilt) it can cause your spine to curve excessively. As well as wreaking havoc on your posture, this can be a common cause of low back, hip, and knee pain.

Common for those in desk jobs, the main sign of anterior pelvic tilt to watch for is having...

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Good Posture, Bad Posture – Who Cares?

good posture Feb 15, 2016

Good Posture, Bad Posture – Who Cares?

Joseph Pilates cared. I care. Clients constantly tell me that they appreciate the cueing I give them to correct their form when doing Pilates. I have a reputation for being very “picky” about form and alignment. This is because, as I explain to my clients, they will see the results they desire sooner if their form is correct.

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Improving Posture

When you start practicing Pilates, one of the first changes you’ll notice in your body is that your posture improves. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. You will look taller and leaner and feel stronger. Besides the outward appearance, there are many changes that happen inside your body.

Proper posture helps ensure that joints and bones are correctly aligned which means the individual muscles are being properly used. This helps prevent muscle fatigue, as muscles are being used more efficiently and conserves the body’s energy....

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