I was sitting in a yoga philosophy class with a fellow yogi whilst doing a recent yoga teacher training in India. We began talking about our strong areas and our weak areas, which muscles were easily accessible to us and which we had difficulty accessing. As a Pilates lover, I have more ease firing up the muscles on my backside. My fellow yogi, being quadricep dominant has a hard time targeting her “bum” muscles.
The reality is that someone who is posteriorly tilted, will have long hip flexors, a tucked pelvis, making the bum flatten and the ability to open hips. The anteriorly tilted pelvis will struggle with hip openers, but have a round bum as their pelvis is tipped forward.
Standing hip abduction & adduction
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Author: Jocelyne Pelchat
Jocelyne Pelchat is a Pilates teacher and founder of The Cornerstone Pilates in Burlington. She has a Body Harmonics Comprehensive Pilates diploma (Levels I, 2 and 3 training) as well as specializations in bio-mechanics and post-rehab exercises for shoulder, spine, hips, knees and more. Jocelyne is also a Level II ELDOA Instructor and has completed a 200hr-yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India.
“I love to teach and believe that Pilates and movement are the gateway to feeling good, being pain-free and for ongoing optimal health.”