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Pilates mat class for power & ease in shoulders

Millions of people suffer from neck and shoulder tension. It can build up from poor posture, excessive sitting, overuse, and general stress and anxiety. Treatments for neck and shoulder tension can include manual therapies like massage or chiropractic. I love addressing this annoying and often chronic issue through effective movement. How do I do this?…

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How to breathe better and decrease your stress Part 2: Breathing & movement techniques

In Part 1 of How to breathe better and decrease your stress, I discussed the anatomy of the respiratory diaphragm and how it works. Your diaphragm not only helps you breathe, but also affects your circulation, blood pressure, posture, digestion and stress response. Today, I’ll teach you some simple, effective ways you can condition your…

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Why can’t I do a Pilates Teaser?

Teaser is a tease! Apparently Joseph Pilates chose the name on purpose—perhaps because it is one of the more challenging exercises in the Classical Pilates repertoire. It certainly takes a lot of strength, flexibility, control and balance to execute successfully. For many people, however, Teaser is elusive. To understand why, let’s start by deconstructing Teaser…

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Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics – You don’t want to miss this!

Every year the Body Harmonics Pilates and Movement Teacher Training program grows. We’ve got a full Pilates Comprehensive Track, nearly 50 Continuing Education Workshops and three Specialist diploma programs. Our training is offered in Toronto, across Canada and now worldwide. Maybe you’re interested in becoming a Pilates teacher and you’ve got some questions to clear…

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