Welcome to my weekly Pilates workout.
Every Wednesday I share with you a new 10 / 15 minute Pilates workout you can do from home. These workouts are mainly mat based so require no equipment and can easily be done from home or your office. Most of these workouts are suitable for all abilities, where I add in layers of progression I will use level 1 as the easiest and then the levels get progressively harder. Please always work at the level suitable for you.
Today is my birthday so I wanted to show you one of my favorite exercises! Shoulder bridge, this is great for building strong legs and mobilisation of the spine. I shall take you through different progressions of Shoulder Bridge in this video, please only work to your ability and if you are new to Pilates only do the basic bridge position until you have more awareness and understanding of your core.
Shoulder bridge is not suitable for people with sciatica if it is caused by disk compression.
Shoulder Bridge is a Pilates move that is safe for the first trimester of pregnancy, after about 20 weeks you don’t want to be laying on your back anymore, please check this with your midwife.
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Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. My Pilates classes focus around the seven key principles of Pilates, Breathing, Alignment, Stamina, Relaxation, Centering, Concentration and Flow.
Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection which we find through using the breath. While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.Favorite